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Welcome to Southampton Voluntary Services

Southampton Voluntary Services (SVS) is the umbrella body for local voluntary and community groups working in Southampton. We provide a wide range of services including specialist support, advice and training to our membership. We also provide and promote information to individuals and organisations on volunteering in the city.

We can offer information, advice or support to the local voluntary & community sector on a one-to-one basis or within a group. Advice/Support includes all areas of voluntary sector development, such as:

We also deliver public service contracts, these services include:

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Josh Hensman, a Young Social Action Ambassador, is looking for inspiring volunteering stories for a project he is undertaking on behalf of the Cabinet Office called Step Up to Serve. He is hoping to find organisations whos volunteers are making an impact, doing something different and inspiring others to volunteer.

If you are interested, please contact Josh on southeast@socialactionambassador.org.

There are a couple of information evenings currently being planned for later in the year if you would like to find out more.  Details will follow.

SVS is joining the Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning and invites YOU!

On the 26th September 2014 from 10am-12pm.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME

Come in and enjoy tea/coffee and a nice cake, as well as find out a bit about our projects and what we do.

Want to become a volunteer? Come and see our latest opportunities and sign up.

Coffee Morning

50 Fun Fundraising Ideas

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To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Southampton’s City Status. Southampton Voluntary Services has produced this leaflet to promote fundraising within the city. Inside are 50 fundraising ideas for local community groups to give a go.

General Tips:

  • Ensure your fund raising event is cost effective by checking the cost of resourcing the activity. Bear in mind any volunteer expenses, prices of hir- ing equipment and the value of prizes that will be required.
  • Consider health and safety, insurance, food safety regulations, licences for any events.
  • Try and link the fundraising to the con- text of your organisation
  • Make sure there is an incentive for all competitions beyond the statement “its for charity”. If you put the work in to make it fun and exciting you’re bound to get much more engagement.
  • Wherever possible have your prizes on display, the more the better!

To download a leaflet, click here: 50 Fun Fundraising Ideas leaflet.

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Questions?
Contact: Auran Sood
Funding and Fundraising Development Worker
Tel: 02380 216013
Email: a.sood@southamptonvs.org.uk

Options were succesful in their application to the Big Lottery for funding under the Silver Dreams Project.

“I would just like to record my personal thanks to SVS and Auran in particular for the help and support provided, particularly facilitating access to a number of relevant groups hitherto unknown to me. We are currently wading through job descriptions one of which is for a volunteer co-oordinator to recruit some older persons and in which I have stated a requirement that they liaise closely with SVS”
(P. Keeley, Options Counselling, Southampton)

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