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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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SASA - Southampton Advice Services Alliance

Could You Help Key Advice Agencies in Southampton?

The Southampton Advice and Support Alliance, a partnership of advice and information organisations across the city, is looking for YOUR help in offering front line advice and information services to the people of Southampton.

If you would like to be involved in delivering advice and information that makes a real difference to the lives of people in your city, come to our VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT EVENT at:

The Mayor’s Parlour,
Civic Centre,
Southampton,
SO14 7LY

Thursday 24th July, 5pm

For more information or to register your interest, please contact us on volunteer@southamptonvs.org.uk or (02380) 216002.

Latest SASA Opportunities!

  • Community Football Assistant – CLEAR
  • Trustee/Treasurer – Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Information/Advice Volunteer – No Limits
  • Events and Fundraising Volunteer – Safe in Sound
  • Health Service Assessor – Healthwatch
  • Work Club Assistant – CLEAR
  • Reception and Admin Volunteer – Age UK Southampton

If you are interested in any opportunities or maybe something else, please contact us on volunteer@southamptonvs.org.uk or (02380) 216002.

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

The Southampton Sports Day 26th July 2014

At the Outdoor Sports Centre 11-5pm

The Southampton Sports Day

Kick off your summer with a day of sports and fun for all, right here in Southampton!

  • A HUGE range of competitive and friendly sports to take part in
  • Village fete, inflatables and beer tent to enjoy throughout the day
  • 1 free fun fair token and even a professional cricket game to spectate
  • Free entry into the raffle and 20% off food and drink with every ticket!

Sign up and find out more @ www.southamptonsport.org.uk

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Take part in the Southampton Big Fun Run on Sunday 27 July and raise money to help children like local six-year-old Advay Bhandari.

Advay, who lives in Southampton, has developmental and learning disabilities and seizures. He is unable to walk but can roll; however, he has no awareness of danger and needs constant supervision. Advay wears a special helmet to protect his head to help keep him safe.

Mum Anchal Bisht said: “Because of his condition, Advay was sleeping on the floor for safety, but even then he was able to roll off the mattress and bang his head on the floor. Sometimes he would cut his lips and even though he has the helmet he could still hurt himself.”

If you have already signed up to the Southampton Big Fun Run and would like to raise money for Newlife – or Advay’s story has inspired you to now give it a go, call the Newlife Community Fundraising Team on freephone 0800 988 4640 or email fundraise@newlifecharity.co.uk.

For full details, click here to download the full article.

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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