Erewash Voluntary Action - Caring for our Community



What we do:

We provide help, information and support to voluntary and community groups operating in Erewash ask for Stella Scott.


Volunteering 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 Sessions.

We also provide other training events let us know what you need. For the latest Training events download our current newsletter.

Our latest projects include:

       Winter Survival packs for vulnerable older people - FREE Download the leaflet download the leaflet.

       Sensor Bulbs operate dusk to dawn. Bayonet fitting. Collect from us - FREE


Our direct Volunteer led services include befriending, shopping (referrals via Adult Care Derbyshire County Council Social Services) and a social car scheme.


We also act as a voice for local voluntary and community groups at Erewash Local Strategic Partnership, Derbyshire Partnership Forum, One East Midlands, Derbyshire Economic Partnership, Long Eaton Chamber of Trade, Derbyshire Constabulary and the Police Commissioner and in many other places - so we love to know what you are doing.


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. 1069838

Company Limited by Guarantee No 3537038

Volunteer Centre Erewash

Celebrates 30 years serving local people. 1983 2013.

What do Volunteer Centres do?

Volunteer 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:

  1. Brokerage
    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.
  2. Marketing volunteering
    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.
  3. 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 infrastructure.
  4. 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 volunteers.
  5. 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.
  6. Strategic development of volunteering
    As the local experts on volunteering VDAs inform strategic thinking and planning at a regional and national level.


EREWASH CVS your only local quality accredited Volunteer Centre


Volunteer Celebration 'Race

Latest Volunteer Newsletter Download the newsletter.

The Volunteer centre holds a monthly Tea Dance:

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 available!

Inside our HQ building












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

Derbyshire Adult Community Education


U3A Have various Interest groups that meet at Erewash CVS. Photography, Coffee Morning, Mixed Media, Dance, Quiz Group, Laptop Group & Family History

And other training providers.


We may be able to offer long term office accommodation.

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0115 946 6740

BETWEEN 9AM AND 5PM (4.30 Fridays)



Erewash Volunteer Centre

Granville Avenue

Long Eaton


NG10 4HD


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Last updated: 01 October 2014


Erewash CVS is a Company Limited by Guarantee Registered in England & Wales No 3537038 and a

Registered Charity (England & Wales) No 1069838.

We gratefully acknowledge support from Erewash CCG, Derbyshire County Council and the people of Erewash


Erewash Voluntary Action - Caring for our Community