Amber Valley CVS is one of Heanor and Ripley's most valuable resources, helping our local community and voluntary groups run smoothly, and providing vital support to people in need throughout the area.
If you're running a community or voluntary group, or want to find voluntary work in our area, contact Amber Valley CVS today to see the many ways they can help.
Running a Group?
At any one time, there are hundreds of groups across the Amber Valley, all working really hard to help others, and make our community a better place to live and work.Some are run to provide everyday support to help vulnerable or disadvantaged people through the day, others to share a love of social activities like sports or particular local interest groups.
But whilst running a community or voluntary group is an incredibly rewarding thing to do it can be hard. Amber Valley CVS can help you to:
Find and recruit volunteers
Train your members,offering training tailored to your needs
Advice on appropriate accounting and finance procedures
Write and maintain appropriate records and policies
Understand insurances and any other legal requirements
Amber Valley CVS even offer a full CRB check service for groups working with children or vulnerable adults.
Visit the Amber Valley CVS website or call today.
Call Vicky today on 01773 512076
to find out how YOUR group can benefit from membership of YOUR local CVS.
Looking for funding for your group or for a social project?
Amber Valley CVS can help you either on an individual basis or through one of their popular group funding events, held locally and designed to introduce you to as many options as possible to increase your chances of success.
Want to volunteer?
Every year thousands of people just like you decide to give something back to the community, or are looking to learn new skills. If you have time to give and are thinking of doing voluntary work, Amber Valley CVS can helpand support you through the process in order foryou find just the right placement.
With details of opportunities in many different fields and at many different levels, and access to databases of local, regional, national and even international opportunities, there's something for everyone.
Local opportunities available directly through Amber Valley CVS include:
· Conservation work
· Home from Hospitaland Befriending schemes ·Administration
. Health and Social Activities · Supporting all types of vulnerable people
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to find out more.
Amber Valley CVS's work in the Community
As well as working to support volunteers and groups, Amber Valley CVS also run their own local schemes, working with families and the elderly to improve their quality of life and help them with day to day issues, and working with young people to ensure that their issues and concerns are voiced.
Home From Hospital
A free service for those aged 50+ who are about to be discharged from hospital and need support and assistance to return home.
If you're over 50 and feeling isolated and lonely, Amber Valley CVS can provide a companion to call in once a week for a chat and to share some social time with you.
Help at Home
Many disabled or elderly people and some other adults too are unable to cope with all the jobs that need doing at home. Amber Valley CVS can provide a little help to come in and help with jobs such as cleaning, shopping, laundry, gardening and even collection of prescriptions.
A scheme to support young people and children who are victims and witnesses of domestic violence.
SOS for Families
This service is a signposting service, helping families in crisis or need to find out where they can get the help that will help them the most.
If you think you need help from any of these services,
or if you want to offer your help,
contact Amber Valley CVS today - they are there for YOU!
Policy and Partnership Work
Of course, none of this can be achieved in isolation from the rest of the Voluntary Sector. Amber Valley CVS works in close partnership with other voluntary and statutory agencies to ensure the development of the sector and to ensure that their work is meeting the most direct needs of our local community.
They never take their eyes off the ball, and liaise regularly with various statutory bodies such as the local authority and health agencies and strive at every opportunity to influence policy development at a local, regional and national level.
Amber Valley CVS is a fantastic organization. I was fortunate enough to work with them back in the early 2000's as a volunteer web designer when they were wanting to create a youth-oriented website section....