Welcome to the nationally accredited West Sussex Volunteering Network.
We are a network of eight Volunteer England accredited Volunteer Centres working together to promote and support voluntary action in your local community.
Interested in volunteering?
Looking for volunteers?
Want to volunteer but can’t promise a long commitment or regular hours?
Need to access training for volunteers?
Want short term support from a skilled volunteer?
Wish to set up a not-for-profit group?
Have a team that wants to volunteer on a project?
If so, then this website can signpost you to all you need to know about volunteering in West Sussex.
To find your nearest Volunteer Centre please click here
Volunteering at a Health & Well Being event
Supporting Volunteers Day: 27 February 2013
This event took place at the end of February and we are pleased to be able to share the workshop presentations with you.
Bridging the Gap (Rob Jackson Consulting)
Developing a Volunteer Role (Rob Jackson Consulting)
Leading Volunteers (McCrudden Training Ltd)
Networking skills (Angie Konrad)
Volunteers and the law (McCrudden Training Ltd)
Volunteers Week ran between 1st – 7th June 2012 to celebrate the contribution millions of people make across the UK and inspire others to take part.
If you would like to keep up to date on news and discussions around volunteering then why not visit the ivo website which is a social action network you might find interesting.
West Sussex Volunteer Centres receive national accreditation
The 8 West Sussex Volunteer Centres and Volunteer Hub have successfully achieved Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation, or VCQA, for providing high quality volunteering support services across the county. VCQA is a national accreditation programme recognising excellence in volunteering support over 6 areas of activity.
2012: a year in volunteering
London 2012 put volunteering firmly back on the map, but there was lots more happening in this area as well. Read Volunteering in 2012 : an essential summary from Third Sector.
Skill Share: a web based service for bite sized volunteering across West Sussex
Skill Share West Sussex is a free initiative designed to provide bite-sized volunteering opportunities of between one and ten days to students, professionals and businesses. If you want to volunteer, or are a West Sussex based charity, community group or social enterprise looking for volunteers visit the Skill Share website for more details.
Supporting Volunteers Day 2012
This ‘sell out’ event took place at the end of February. We will be adding presentational materials from the day: here are presentations from 2012 together with some from the 2011 event:
- Grassroots Training: Example of an Advance Agreement (Mental Health & Employment) (Acrobat, pdf file-Feb 2012)
- Motivating Volunteers (MS, ppt file-Feb 2012)
- Designing and Marketing Volunteering Opportunities (Ms, ppt file-Feb 2012)
- Managing Skilled Volunteers (Ms, ppt file-Feb 2012)
- 2012 Workshop Flip Charts
- Managing Volunteers (Acrobat, pdf file -Feb2011)
- Fundraising for volunteer activity (Acrobat, pdf file-Feb2011)
- Using social media to recruit and support volunteers (PowerPoint, pptx file-Feb2011)
Delegates at the 2012 Supporting Volunteers Day event