"Supporting volunteering and the voluntary and community sector in the Forest of Dean" 

As the Volunteer Centre for the Forest of Dean, Forest Voluntary Action Forum (FVAF) supports volunteering that involves individuals, voluntary and community groups and organisations, public sector bodies and private companies.

The services we provide include:

- Recruiting volunteers 
- Providing training 
- Office services and equipment hire 
- Development advice 
- Delivering community projects
- Providing information and networking opportunities

Upcoming Events
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Newsletters
 
Forest Voluntary Action Forum provide a monthly newsletter that outlines any news, upcoming events, training and volunteering opportunities within the Forest of Dean. If you would like to subscribe to this please click the 'subscribe now' button or alternatively click on the month below that you wish to view.


Trustee Week
 
The week commencing 7th November 2016 is national trustee week where we showcase the great work that trustees do and highlight opportunities for people from all walks of life to get involved and make a difference.

So what are trustees?

Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work. They are responsible for setting out the strategic direction of the charity and must be confident that it is well managed and meeting its objectives. It is the trustees’ responsibility to ensure the organisation is financially secure and complies to all relevant legislation.

Trustee facts

There are approximately 194,000 charities in the UK, each with a share of over 1 million trustees!

86,000 trustee positions are held by 16-34 year olds.

There is countless information, guidance and training on being a Trustee, including at your local Volunteer Centre (that's us!).

Trustee boards should be diverse, ranging in people of different ages, skills and backgrounds.

Trustees may be known by different titles such as directors, board members, governors or committee members

Most Trustees volunteer on average less than 1 hour a week to their organisation.

Forest Voluntary Action Forum are aware that many organisations are desperately looking to recruit trustees in order to govern effectively. As a result we are looking to run a trustee showcase event in January aimed at offering organisations the chance to pitch to people who are thinking about becoming a trustee.

We will then offer FREE Trustee Training to anyone that wishes to take on a position.

If you are interested in attending such an event, thinking about becoming a trustee or simply after some additional guidance, please e-mail FVAF at help4groups@fvaf.org.uk


Contact Us


Forest Voluntary Action Forum is a not-for-profit organisation that seeks to serve and enhance the well-being of individuals and communities within the Forest of Dean. 

If you would like to make a contribution towards helping us further develop the service that we offer we would be extremely grateful.


Rheola House
Belle Vue Centre
Cinderford
GL142AB

help4groups@fvaf.org.uk

01594 822073

Opening Hours

Mon - Fri
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Sat - Sun
Closed
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Forest Voluntary Action Forum proudly receives financial support from the Forest of Dean District Council

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