CVS News

Keeping you informed about the local voluntary, community and social enterprise sector.

Volunteering

Cheering Volunteering Nominations - Urgent Request

Due to a technical hitch with the nomination process, Central Bedfordshire are calling for all who have made nominations to resubmit their entries.

18 April, 2018


Time to Plan your Summer Volunteering

It won't be long before the Summer is on its way and we thought you would like a heads up on all the lovely volunteering opportunities that await you.

03 April, 2018


Call for Community Projects for Prince's Trust Team Programme

Bedford College are launching a programme for young people on 8 May and looking for community projects that will involve students for 10 days on-site.

21 March, 2018


The Essential Trustee Series Videos

Foundation for Social Improvement have a new series for trustees, aimed at promoting good governance for all charity trustees.

16 November, 2017


New directions through Volunteering

Matthew Aylen started volunteering two years ago, which inspired him to gain further experience, study and then establish a new business. It all started with a phone call to our Volunteering staff at CVS

05 October, 2017


Volunteering can change your life

Our Volunteering Advisor talked to Sue Hay from the Active Citizens Together Project earlier this year, about how volunteering changed his life. Read his story as published in Active Citizens Together, here.

28 June, 2017


Opportunities to engage with healthcare, psychology or speech and language therapy

If you are interested in working with people in a caring and supportive role, and have an afternoon or morning available during the week, there are lots of opportunities at Headway Bedford.

15 May, 2017


Volunteer to Care with Good Neighbours

Good Neighbours schemes operate throughout Bedfordshire, with volunteers taking care of the needs of residents in their local community. Ampthill and District Good Neighbours are one example of a scheme from which you can learn more about how volunteering in this way might work for you. #volunteertocare

20 February, 2017


A4S values the work of Trustees

The vital role of Trustees in Bedfordshire (3) - With a theme of ‘Stronger Charities through Good Leadership’ for this year’s Trustees’ week, we take a look at the impact that a dedicated team of trustees have had on one local charity.

07 November, 2016


Inspired to become a Trustee

The vital role of Trustees in Bedfordshire (2) – With a theme of ‘Stronger Charities through Good Leadership’ for this year’s Trustees week, we take a look at what drives a Business Leader to volunteer their skills in a local charity .

06 November, 2016


Behind the scenes at Mind BLMK

The vital role of Trustees in Bedfordshire (1) – With a theme of ‘Stronger Charities through Good Leadership’ for this year’s Trustees' week, it seemed appropriate to take a look at the strengths of a few of our local charities and see what they might be able to teach other smaller organisations in regard to the role of trustees.

06 November, 2016


Trustee Launch

As we launch our new website, CVS joins with our partners BRCC and Voluntary Community Action in promoting Trustees’ Week from 7-13 November 2016.

27 October, 2016