Adur's communities, working together


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AVA supports the Living Wage campaign, Don't Cut Us Out, Keep Volunteering Voluntary and the National Coalition for Independent Action

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A creative future for volunteering in Adur  

AVA is working to promote the kind of volunteering that we think matches the wishes of local people,  communities and organisations.  Our observation is that local volunteering springs from personal contacts,  networks and experiences. What does this mean for the future? 

  • A more personal support service to organisations and invididual volunteers,  with an emphasis on quality and responsiveness. This is likely to involve working more intensively with organisations who welcome the benefits of co-operating,  and giving less time to unfocussed or impersonal approaches. 
  • A more energetic dialogue between AVA and organisations using our volunteer cente or working with volunteers, including twice-yearly meetings and other communications. 
  • An initiative involving those organisations who wish to work more closely with AVA to promote volunteering  jointly,  through shared publicity and networks,  learning  events and improved referrals of volunteers amongst organisations 
  • AVA will ensure that volunteers and organisations are helped to make full use of the new (launching September 2014) IVO/Do-It website 
  • We will contine to involve volunteers in delivery of AVA services, providing learning opportunities to ensure that they are aware of local resources, services and networks and are effective in supporting AVA’s activities.  

We look forward to discussing this with you and your organisation,  but meanwhile please feel free to contact Adrian Barritt, Keri Hamblin, Karen Lewis or Sarah Leeding at AVA.


 Forthcoming AVA events

Official opening of the Old School House and launch of Volunteer Adur initiative Sept 2014. Guaranteed invitations to those organisations who support our initiative!

Annual General Meeting 12.30 31 October 2014; illustrated talk on the past and future of Shoreham Fort.

Adur Community Network Tuesday 9th September meeting speaker to be confirmed 

Adur Community Network November meeting talk by Margaret Guest," Don't Cut Us Out" date to be confirmed

Adur Community Network January meeting speaker Martin Ladbrook on Charity Insurance. Date to be confirmed



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