Who we are
We are the Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) in Rushmoor. Our role in the community is to champion volunteering and to help and support any voluntary or community group working in the Borough of Rushmoor. We are members of the Hampshire CVS Network, an alliance of 10 local organisations who work together to help Hampshire’s charities, community groups and social enterprises to succeed and flourish.
You can find out more about the county network here: Hampshire CVS Network
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.
The area we cover contains Aldershot, Farnborough, North Camp and Blackwater Valley in the north east corner of Hampshire.
RVS is a Membership Organisation
Membership is free to any voluntary or community group working to the benefit of people in Rushmoor.
If you would like to become a member of RVS, download Our Membership Form
or Our Affiliate Membership form
RVS is a Member of its Representative Associations:
The National body for councils for voluntary service, National Association for Voluntary and Community Action (NAVCA).
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO)
And the Hampshire CVS Network.
RVS is a hub for organisations wanting to promote their services; for those seeking volunteer help and for those seeking to make links with other organisations in the area, including funders.
RVS is a hub for individuals, those wishing to volunteer and those seeking a service for their needs.
RVS manage numerous projects that provide community benefit. These include:
- A supported volunteering gardening project.
- Home Help providing shopping and light housework to frail, elderly and disabled people.
- Community Transport which includes a group-hire minibus scheme.
- Dial a Ride services in Rushmoor & Hart.
RVS holds a Voluntary Sector Forum (VSF) once per quarter offering a platform for presentations from member organisations and a networking opportunity for attendees.
RVS publishes a quarterly newsletter in both electronic and print formats; distributes a monthly e-bulletin with the latest news; and circulates daily news and announcements to its e-mailing list as both a service for member organisations and itself.