Voluntary Action
North Somerset

VANS is an independent charity that has championed the voluntary sector and volunteering across North Somerset for over 22 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, then click on one of the buttons below:


On 5 April, Voluntary Action North Somerset (VANS) supported by North Somerset Council launched the online North Somerset Community Lottery which will see many local community and voluntary organisations, charities and not-for-profit organisations benefitting from the proceeds of people participation.

A lottery management company, Gatherwell who have launched many similar lotteries across the UK has been appointed to run the scheme and will work in partnership with VANS.  Regular updates on the progress of the Lottery will be 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 or you can view the launch event on YouTube HERE

The North Somerset Community Lottery is an exciting weekly lottery that will raise money for good causes across our area – we hope you will want to play when tickets go on sale from 17 May.

For more information click on the following button:


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OSPREY OUTDOORS ACTIVITIES 2022Lots going on with Osprey Outdoors through the Summer - check out the different activities and join in!For more information about the activities and how to register to attend, go to:www.osprey-outdoors.co.ukor email ospreyoutdoors@gmail.comor you can call them on: 07778 913192 ... See MoreSee Less
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ARE YOU A WINNER?The second draw of the North Somerset Community Lottery took place on Saturday and for those of you who purchased tickets you will have been notified of your win! For those of you who still haven't bought tickets - you're missing out! Tickets are only £1 each and 60p of this goes back to local good causes that are registered to benefit from the Lottery.You can check if you are a winner by clicking on the following link:www.northsomersetcommunitylottery.co.uk/resultsor if you're interested in buying a lottery ticket for next week's draw, then go to:www.northsomersetcommunitylottery.co.uk/support/find-a-good-causeYOU HAVE TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT!Good Luck! ... See MoreSee Less
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WELCOMING UKRAINIAN REFUGEES TO THE UK AT BRISTOL AIRPORTAre you friendly, approachable, able to use an iPad/Tablet and can communicate in a calm and empathetic way then come and join us as part of our Welcoming Team! For more info, go to: bit.ly/3Omsstk ... See MoreSee Less
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VACANCY WITH SEND AND YouSEND and You are recruiting for an Enquiry and Referral Officer and 2 x Information, Advice & Support (IAS) practitioners to join our team.If you have knowledge, interest in or experience of Special Educational Needs or Disability (SEND) and can work effectively with children, young people and families, we’d like to hear from you! For more details on the roles go to our news page on our website:www.sendandyou.org.uk/latest-news/Closing date: 30 June 2022 ... See MoreSee Less
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