Community Groups

Reading Voluntary Action

Reading Voluntary Action promotes strength within Reading’s voluntary and community sector (VCS) by providing information, access to resources, volunteer recruitment and training to people who work in or with charities, community groups and voluntary organisations.

RVA publishes a variety of online resources, including a directory of organisations, along with news and information.

Telephone: 0118 937 2273  



Southcote Youth Club

Free youth club sessions for young people aged 11-19 on Thursdays at Southcote Community Centre in Coronation Square, Reading, RG30 3QP.Football, cooking, dance, arts and crafts, music and games are among the activities from 7.30-9.30pm.

Telephone: 0118 907 2153


West Reading District Guides & Brownies

Games, activities, craft, badges and fun are on offer. Parents need to put names on the Girl Guiding Association’s waiting list and will be contacted by unit leaders.

Telephone: 0800 169 5901


Southcote Over 50s Club

The social club at Southcote Community Centre is for older people who want to get out and meet new people. It is run by local volunteers and supported by Reading Borough Council.

Session, at £2 including tea, coffee and lunch, takes place every Monday, 1-4pm, at the centre in Coronation Square, Reading, RG30 3QP.

Telephone: 0783 433 5103


The Silvers' Workshop

The Silvers’ Workshop is part of the men’s shed movement, a voluntary organisation for older men who would like to learn fresh skills, finding purpose and companionship. The shed in Hilcot Road is a friendly, welcoming place involving tools for wood and metalwork, and things often of more interest to men than women.

Telephone: 0118 959 9971 



103rd Oxford Road Scout Group

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts meet at the 103rd Oxford Road Scout Group headquarters in Kensington Park, Reading, RG30 2TG.