VOLUNTARY ACTION CVS LTD
Voluntary Action CVS works towards a caring and more inclusive society by
developing and supporting individual and group voluntary action that responds
to local community needs and wishes.
What we do:
We provide help, information and support to voluntary
and community groups operating in Erewash – ask for Stella Scott.
we help you recruit, train and support Volunteers - ask for Linda Brown.
Training for volunteers who volunteer with children or
vulnerable adults – we offer the Derbyshire
Passport Scheme. Next
We also provide other training events – let us know
what you need. For the latest Training events download our current
Our projects include:
· Befriending / Sitting Service
Mental Health Buddy
Home From Hospital
· Sensor Bulbs – operate dusk to dawn.
Bayonet fitting. Collect from us - FREE
· Winter Survival packs for vulnerable
older people - FREE Download the leaflet download the leaflet.
We also act as a voice for local voluntary and
community groups, we attend meetings with:
Local Strategic Partnership,
One East Midlands,
Chamber of Trade,
We send out regular emails and newsletters to groups
and to volunteers. You do not even have to be a member!
Membership is £10 and provides some discounted prices
and a voice at our Annual Meeting. Members can borrow equipment from us and
use our colour photocopying and scanning services.
Our Annual reports can be downloaded from the Charity Commission website. Put our name or charity number
in the search box.
We are funded by Derbyshire County Council, Erewash Clinical Commissioning
Group, Our own earnings and public donations.
We are members of Long Eaton Chamber of Trade, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce, NAVCA and NCVO.
Erewash Voluntary Action CVS registered Charity No.
Company Limited by Guarantee No 3537038
MENTAL HEALTH PROJECT – BUDDY SCHEME
Action is leading a new mental health project which is funded through an
Innovation Fund obtained by Hardwick Clinical Commissioning Group as part of
a project on behalf of Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group.
The aim of the project is to encourage groups to become mental health
friendly and develop opportunities for people with mental health issues to
participate in local groups and organisations. Many people experiencing mental health are socially
isolated and lack self confidence.
We are looking for volunteers to become Buddies to befriend people who suffer
with mental health issues to support and encourage them to access
local groups and organisations.
It is anticipated that the befriending role will be over a 2 – 3 month
period of time.
Celebrates 30 years serving local people
What do Volunteer Centres do?
Development Agencies (often know as volunteer centres or volunteer bureaux)
provide support at a local level for individual volunteers and volunteer
involving organisations. They have six core functions:
VDAs primary function is to match both individuals and groups interested in
volunteering with appropriate opportunities in the local community. VDAs
hold information on a comprehensive range of opportunities. They offer
potential volunteers support and advice matching their motivation to volunteer
with appropriate volunteering opportunities.
VDAs stimulate and encourage local interest in volunteering and community
activity. This may include promoting and marketing volunteering through
local, regional and national events and campaigns .VDAs will manage and
promote a national brand for volunteering.
Good practice development
VDAs promote good practice in working with volunteers to all volunteer
involving organisations. They deliver training and accreditation for
potential volunteers, volunteers, volunteer managers and the volunteering
Develop volunteering opportunities
VDAs work in close partnership with statutory, voluntary and private sector
agencies as well as community groups and faith groups to develop local
volunteering opportunities. VDAs understand the potential offered by the
local communities and work with them to realise this potential. VDA will
target specific groups which face barriers to volunteering. VDA work
creatively to develop imaginative, non-formal opportunities for potential
Policy response and campaigning
VDAs identify proposals or legislation that may impact on volunteering. It
will lead and/or participate in campaigns on issues that affect volunteers
or volunteering. VDAs campaign proactively for a more volunteer-literate
and volunteer-friendly climate.
Strategic development of volunteering
As the local experts on volunteering VDAs inform strategic thinking and
planning at a regional and national level.
CVS your only
local quality accredited Volunteer Centre
What does a CVS do?
All CVS support, promote and develop local voluntary and community
action through the following five key functions:
Services and support
CVS promote the effectiveness of local
voluntary and community groups by providing them with a range of services.
These may include access to basic facilities, such as meeting rooms,
photocopiers and ICT equipment or more involved services such as community
accountancy and employment advice. CVS also support local groups through
regular newsletters, training, funding advice and specialist services.
As a focal point for the local voluntary and
community sector, CVS encourage networking between individuals and groups
within the sector, and between local groups and the statutory and private
sectors. This allows local groups to learn from one another, establish
contacts and work more effectively. CVS also help different communities to
organise their own networking activity.
With government encouraging involvement of
voluntary and community groups in shaping and delivering services, CVS
enable the views of local groups to be represented. For example, many CVS
run voluntary and community sector forums which provide an opportunity for
local groups to put forward their views on national and local policies.
Over the years, the local voluntary and
community sector has pioneered some of the essential public services that
we now take for granted. Child protection and care for the elderly, for
example, had their origins in, and were developed by, the voluntary sector.
This tradition has continued into the 21st century, and today CVS take the
lead in identifying gaps in service provision and work with groups to develop
new and innovative services to meet these needs.
CVS work in partnership with local
government and other statutory agencies to shape the delivery of services.
CVS play a key role in empowering local groups to take part in partnerships
and are directly involved in a wide range of regeneration, neighbourhood
renewal, health and social care, learning and other government initiatives.
Strategic partnerships may be sub-regional, district wide or neighbourhood.
They may cover several issues or have a particular focus.
We operate a
number of projects including a shopping scheme, befriending scheme and
social car scheme for local groups.
Disclosure and Barring Scheme Check
As voluntary groups often support vulnerable
people and children you may be asked to complete a DBS (Disclosure &
Barring Service) check.
A criminal record does not necessarily
prevent you from volunteering. Erewash Voluntary Action will process any DBS
forms for their direct service volunteers.
Erewash Borough Council can act as an
umbrella body for local voluntary organisations. The charities are
responsible for checking their own applications which are then passed to the
Personnel department at the Borough Council for further checking, processing
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The Volunteer centre holds a monthly Tea
Come Along and Be Part of our Wednesday Afternoon Social Club
Every 2nd Wednesday of the month. 1.30pm - 3.30pm
£3 each - includes
tea/coffee and cakes/biscuits
For those who wish,
optional dancing to music from the golden era of tea dances will be
The Volunteer centre holds monthly games
Come along and be a Part of a new Games
Session Afternoon Social Club
Thursday of the month. 1.30pm - 3.30pm
£2.50 – includes light refreshments
Inside our HQ building
ENTRANCE OFF CAR PARK
Premises: We can offer meeting and conference
facilities with catering for any event. Workshop space and a Darkroom. Rooms
for 2 or 3 people to around 100. Wi-Fi, projector, screen, flipcharts etc.
Day, evening and weekends at reasonable rates.
The premises were
designed for use by disabled people and are used regularly by
Adult Community Education
various Interest groups that meet at Erewash CVS. Photography, Coffee Morning, Mixed
Media, Dance, Quiz Group, Laptop Group & Family History
And other training
We also may be able to offer long term office
CONNEXION: 91 Grasmere Road, Long Eaton, NG10 4DZ
space to rent
you need space to meet or operate from?
Our Petersham site has
just been updated by the Borough Council and has over the past few weeks been
used by Petersham Hall while their hall was being refurbished.
As you can see from the
pictures it is a blank canvas for you to make it your own space.
The site is fully
If you would like to
view the site please contact us and we can arrange to meet you there.
The rent for a
voluntary or community group would be around £5,000 per annum plus any
electricity/ water charges.
For more details or
to view the property contact Lee on firstname.lastname@example.org Or 0115 9466740
0115 946 6740
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5PM (4.30 Fridays)
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Erewash CVS is a
Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England & Wales No 3537038 and
Registered Charity (England & Wales) No
We gratefully acknowledge support from
Erewash CCG, Derbyshire County Council and the people of Erewash