Who We Are

FVAF is the Voluntary Service Council and Volunteer Centre for the Forest of Dean.

We are the Voluntary Service Council and Volunteer Centre for the Forest of Dean. We provide assistance to many of the hundreds of voluntary and community organisations in the District who are in turn better able to deliver their work in and for the local community.

Since forming in 1994 we have developed a reputation for encouraging, embracing and enhancing community action throughout the Forest of Dean. We believe that through community-led approaches we enable citizens to develop the skills, resiliency and social capital to live happier, better connected lives.

Providing Support

We currently help groups and individuals with the following:

  • Volunteer recruitment and management
  • Training
  • Equipment hire and office services
  • Governance and legal advice
  • Community development
  • Networking opportunities and partnership working
  • Advertisement
  • Advocacy
  • Signposting

Working with Communities

In recent years we have made significant strides towards becoming more than just primarily an intermediary body, with a number of exciting projects aimed at building better communities. These include:

  • Walking with Wheels
  • Foresters' Forest
  • Cafe 31
  • Forest Compass
  • Cinderford Youth Activities
  • Forest Youth Association
  • Know Your Patch
  • Ruspidge and Soudley Community Work

 

With Amazing People

Everything we do is made possible thanks to a dedicated team of staff and volunteers

Meet people who make FVAF so successful
NameRole
Chris Brown Chief Executive Officer
Louise Elliott Finance Officer
Sandra Bradley Admin Officer
Shaun Stammers Cinderford Community Development and Wellbeing Facilitator
Elaine Quirk Café 31 Assistant Manager
Michelle Goodfield Foresters’ Forest Volunteer Co-ordinator
Michelle Goodfield Forest Compass Project Worker
Deb Cook Foresters’ Forest Volunteer Co-ordinator
Vicky Morgan Walking with Wheels Project Worker
Vicky Morgan Training and Development Officer
Alethea Bumpstead Youth Association Development Officer
Andy Lewis Cinderford Youth Activities Officer
Teresa Rose Ruspidge and Soudley Community Worker

 

Forest Voluntary
Action Forum

Belle Vue Centre
Rheola House
4 Belle Vue Rd
Cinderford, GL14 2AB
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Phone: 01594 822073
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How to contact us

Get in touch with us

Belle Vue Centre, Rheola House, 4 Belle Vue Rd, Cinderford GL14 2AB
01594 822073
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Voluntary Support

Since forming in 1994 we have developed a reputation for encouraging, embracing and enhancing community action throughout the Forest of Dean.

Support

Many community groups within the Forest of Dean see FVAF as the first point of contact with regards to setting up new groups or activities. As a result we contributed significantly to the creation of 10 new groups throughout the year.

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