Voluntary Action
North Somerset

 

VANS is an independent charity that has championed the voluntary sector and volunteering across North Somerset for over 25 years.

We represent, develop and empower the voluntary community and social enterprise sector in North Somerset to be at the forefront of positive social change and development.

We’re funded in a number of ways; through projects that we manage on behalf of a number of organisations and through grant funding secured from national and regional philanthropic organisations.

 

If you’re looking for a volunteering opportunity,  click the orange button below.  If you are looking for some volunteers and want to register the opportunities on our online database, then click the blue button below: 

£490k in National Lottery Funding secured to launch ‘Improving Ageing in North Somerset’

 Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS) is thrilled to announce the successful securing of £490,000 in funding from the National Lottery Community Fund for the ground-breaking “Improving Ageing in North Somerset” project. Over the course of five years, this initiative will revolutionise support systems and services for older individuals across the region.

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NORTH SOMERSET COMMUNITY LOTTERY

The North Somerset Community Lottery involves many local community and voluntary organisations, charities and not-for-profit organisations and sees them benefitting from the proceeds of people participation.  Regular Lottery updates are posted on the North Somerset Community Lottery website and the VANS Facebook page.

North Somerset VCFSE organisations interested in registering for the Lottery should go to the North Somerset Community Lottery website.

The North Somerset Community Lottery is an exciting weekly lottery raising money for good causes across our area and over the past year has raised just over £29,500.

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VANS awarded National Accreditation

We are pleased to announce that the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA) has awarded us with a Volunteer Centre Quality Accreditation (VCQA), the quality mark for organisations delivering the five local Volunteer Centre functions.  

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VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY OF THE MONTH

WE'RE ON THE ROAD TO COLLECT YOUR VIEWS ON HOW WE CAN MAKE NORTH SOMERSET MORE AGE FRIENDLY!If you're 50 or over and living in North Somerset we want you to contribute to the discussions we are having on: HOW CAN WE MAKE NORTH SOMERSET MORE AGE-FRIENDLY?On 12 and 13 June we're going to be joining the Mobile Library service and will be visiting some rural locations around North Somerset to gather more views from people living in these areas of North Somerset. We'd love to welcome you and hear your views and thoughts on the subject.We want to know what works really well in North Somerset, what could be done better and how we can support what works and fix what doesn't.We're looking at:- Transportation- Outdoor spaces and buildings- Community support and health services - Communication and information- Housing- Social participation- Respect and social inclusion- Civic participation and employmentAll your views will be invaluable in helping us formulate a report that will inform planning and decision-making in North Somerset going forward.We hope you'll be able to come along! #northsomerset #northsomersetlife #northsomersettimes #northsomersetcouncil #northsomersetlife #ageingwell #agefriendlyliving North Somerset Council Better Health North Somerset Pier Health Social Prescribing Sirona care & health Healthwatch North Somerset Vision North Somerset Woodspring Locality Weston WellBeing Walks Winford Notice Board, North Somerset Blagdon (north somerset) buying and selling. No business posts. Whats going on in Redhill/Wrington.Wrington Matters 2024 North Somerset People First North Somerset LGBT+ Forum Congresbury Churchill & Langford Parish Council Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury North Somerset Times Age UK Somerset Carers UK Access Your Care North Somerset Dementia Friendly Community Campaign SEND and You - SAY Felton Community Group (North Somerset) Wrington Sports & Social Club ... See MoreSee Less
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ENHANCE YOUR LIFEDebbie will be running an Outreach Session at The Barn in Clevedon on Monday, 20 May between 10am-12pm, so if you're looking to enhance your life by doing some volunteering, then why not pop in and catch up with Debbie, who will be able to give you some idea of what volunteering opportunities are available and how we can support you in enhancing your life through volunteering.If you want to make sure that you get some time with Debbie, then drop her a text/email to let her know you're going to be dropping in to The Barn.Call/text her on: 07458 073252or email her: debbie.evans@vansmail.org.uk ... See MoreSee Less
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