Community Voluntary Service
Community Voluntary Service (CVS) is a voluntary and community sector support organisation, offering a range of services, enabling local organisations and communities to make a difference across Bedfordshire and Luton. The following services are free for any voluntary organisation, community group, charity or social enterprise working in Bedfordshire and Luton;
Email update – a key tool for connecting voluntary and community organisations, through raising awareness and sharing information. It contains a useful blend of funding updates, forthcoming training, events and meetings, and news relevant to local organisations. Updates are produced most weeks, which means that you will not be bombarded with emails, but the most time-sensitive information will get to you with enough time for you to do something about it. If you want to be kept in the loop with social action news and initiatives, subscribe using the form here.
Directory of organisations – You may also be interested in having an entry for your organisation on our directory of voluntary and community groups in Bedfordshire. To add your group to the directory, go here. Or to view the directory, see this link.
Find Volunteers – If you are looking for volunteers or need help with managing your volunteers, we provide support for organisations to promote volunteering opportunities and recruit volunteers. You can manage your own opportunities through our online database of opportunities and will be given the opportunity to feature in our regular volunteering newsletters, social media and other publicity. As well as seeking to find suitable individuals, our advisors offer support to help volunteers and recruiters to follow best practice and to develop opportunities. You can register your opportunities and find contact details for our advisors here.
Become a Volunteer – If you are looking to volunteer you can search via our Simply Connect Volunteer Recruitment database.
If there’s any support you need with getting funding for your organisation, or with governance matters such as a constitution, policies and procedures, support for your management committee or registering as a charity, please do let me know. There is information on our website that might be helpful to you here which includes our resources page, with templates for useful documents and our information about funding sources, such as our “Funders In Bedfordshire” list, that can be accessed via this link.