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A Centre for Voluntary Services

Proud to support our Community and its People with Voluntary Action

About Amber Valley CVS

We are proud to support our community and its people with voluntary action.

CVS FB PicAmber Valley CVS is based in Ripley, Derbyshire and we are the local organisation for the district’s voluntary sector and the main provider of support for local voluntary and community groups. We are a member of NAVCA (the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action) and have over 300 member organisations and support up to 500 voluntary groups in the Amber Valley area.

Our aims are to support groups and individuals involved in a wide range of voluntary activities and initiatives, which will help improve the quality of life for people in our area. 

What can Amber Valley CVS offer you?

Amber Valley CVS offers a range of support and services to respond to the needs of volunteers, voluntary organisations and community groups.

Services we currently provide include setting up new groups, assisting with the development of existing groups and recruiting volunteers, for a wide and diverse range of activities such as:

· Volunteering with younger people

· Befriending

· Conservation work

· Supporting older people

· Supporting people with learning difficulties

· Supporting people with Mental Ill Health

 

We offer ongoing support and training

We can provide DBS checks

We run a varied programme of short courses and training events in areas such as health and safety, fundraising, First Aid, running a group and for volunteer management. We offer VCI Adult & Childrens Passport training in partnership with Derbyshire County Council.

We provide information, advice and support on funding and governance issues, development plans and policies by individual visits or group events.

We work with families and the elderly to improve their quality of life and help them with day to day issues.

We work with young people to ensure that they understand the benefits of volunteering.

We work in partnership with other voluntary and statutory agencies to ensure the development of the sector.

We liaise with various statutory bodies such as the local authority and health agencies and influence policy development at a local, regional and national level.

We provide paid work in the community through our Help at Home service.