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.


British Sign Language (BSL) Volunteer


Digital Connector Volunteer

VOLUNTEER DIGITAL CONNECTORS NEEDED FOR MUSCULOSKELETAL PHYSIOTHERAPY PATIENTSMSK Physiotherapy is provided to adults across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire. Currently consultations are completed virtually either by telephone or video.Volunteers are needed to support these patients use their own digital devices to access Sirona care & health's services. Volunteers will need to complete 'How to be a Digital Champion' - online training - that is free and volunteers will be advised about the process for this. ... See MoreSee Less
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RIVERBANK MEDICAL CENTRE IN WORLE ARE LOOKING FOR SOME VOUNTEER CAR PARKING STEWARDS WHILST THEY ROLL OUT THE COVID VACCINATION PROGRAMME TO THEIR PATIENTS.If you have some spare time and would like to help, please use the following link to find out more information and to register.bit.ly/3seJv4r ... See MoreSee Less
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HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT BECOMING A DEMENTIA FRIEND?People living with dementia, face social isolation, now more than ever before.Learn about dementia and the challenges people face so you can support them in your community's response to coronavirus.Become a dementia friend by clicking on the following link:www.dementiafriends.org.ukAlzheimer’s Society’s Dementia Friends programme is the biggest ever initiative to change people’s perceptions of dementia. It aims to transform the way the nation thinks, acts and talks about the condition.Whether you attend a face-to-face Information Session or watch the online video, Dementia Friends is about learning more about dementia and the small ways you can help. From telling friends about the Dementia Friends programme to visiting someone you know living with dementia, every action counts. ... See MoreSee Less
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ONLINE FUN INTRODUCTION TO BRITISH SIGN LANGUAGEDo you want to learn British Sign language to help communicate with people with hearing difficulties?Starting on 13 May for 7 sessions, between 10am - 12pm this course will show you how to finger spell, meet and greet, provide you with communication tips and inform you more about being deafness aware.If you're over 19 years of age, are unemployed or in receipt of certain benefits, the course is FREE.To reserve your place and for more information, contact JP Evans at julie.evans@n-somerst.gov.uk or phone/text her on 07795 390667. ... See MoreSee Less
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