Community Support

What do we do?

Based in Farnborough, RVS is the Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) for the Borough of Rushmoor.

Our role is to help increase the skills and capacity of local voluntary and community groups and to champion volunteering.

We provide free information, advice and support to voluntary organisations who are supporting people in Farnborough, Aldershot and the surrounding area.

Services and Support

We help voluntary groups through the process of starting up, writing constitutions, applying for grants, low-cost training and registering as a Charity. Click the link below to open pages with more help:

  • Liaison - We help to build communication both within the sector and between it and the statutory and private sectors. Our Voluntary Sector Forum enables local organisations to meet and exchange information

  • Community Development - We work with partners to identify gaps in provision and supporting new ways to meet the needs of the community. This may involve forming new groups or helping established groups to work in a different and more effective way. Click HERE for more information.

  • Representation - We work closely with Rushmoor Borough Council and other statutory agencies to enable the views of the sector to be heard at a strategic level.

    We also work closely with Hampshire County Council and other partners to increase communication between statutory and voluntary organisations.

  • Strategic Partnerships - Working together is key to sustaining the sector locally and to supporting the priorities of our funders.

    We are members of Rushmoor Strategic Partnership (RSP).

    We are also involved in county wide networks with the other Councils for Voluntary Service (CVS) in Hampshire. Click here to find your local CVS and here for Volunteer Centres

  • Volunteering - Our Volunteer Centre holds information on opportunities for people looking to volunteer with community groups and organisations in the Rushmoor area. We also offer training and support and promote volunteering in the community. If you are interested in volunteering in Rushmoor click HERE

Membership Organisation & Joining

RVS is a membership organisation. Membership is free to any voluntary or community group working to the benefit of people in Rushmoor. Our work benefits the people of Rushmoor.

If you would like to become a member of RVS, here are the PDF and Word 1997-2003 versions of our membership application form:

Membership Application Form (PDF)

Membership Application Form (Microsoft Word 1997-2003 '.DOC')

RVS is a member of the National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA), the national body for councils for voluntary service.

We are members of the Hampshire CVS Network - Click HERE to find other CVS in Hampshire.

Our Mission Statement

In partnership with the voluntary, statutory and business sectors, enabling all the people of Rushmoor to play a full and active part in the life of the local community

Why not contact us today!

Email: info@rvs.org.uk

Tel: 01252 540162

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Date of last update: March 2016

Rushmoor Voluntary Services, The Community Centre, Meudon Avenue, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7LE

Tel: 01252 540162 Fax: 01252 370500

Email: info@rvs.org.uk

Registered Charity - 1059794