Southampton Voluntary Services

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Southampton voluntary services

Southampton Voluntary Services 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.

Curtis Fitch Workshop for Tendering
Southampton Voluntary Services has invited Adrian Oakley Draper from Capita to come speak to organisations about Southampton City Council's E-Procurement portal - Curtis Fitch. This event is a not to be missed session for any group looking to tender using this system. Book now!
 

Voluntary Sector Forum
The SVS Friday Forums aim to help update voluntary organisations on key city issues and developments. Join us to stay connected, discuss voluntary sector issues and network with colleagues.

Friday 2nd September 2016

9:30 – 10:45

Culture Southampton - James Gough
James will be talking about the city’s cultural strategy and the 400 year Mayflower celebration event plans. This session enable a better understanding of the cultural direction of the city and will enable greater participation of the voluntary and community sector in our city’s plans.
 
10:45 – 11:00 – Networking & Coffee Break
 
11:00 – 12:30
Local Cultural Organisations
A showcase of local Arts & Cultural organisations with a view to greater collaboration with the voluntary and community sector.
John Hansard Gallery - Hannah Collins. Learn more about the Hansard Gallery’s community arts projects and their plans for their exciting move from Southampton Universities Highfield Campus to Southampton’s new arts venue “Studio 144”.
City Eye – Susan Beckett. City Eye have promoted Film and Video Culture in Southampton for 30 years. This session will look at the work of City Eye and how you can engage with them when they move into their state of the art studios based in Studio 144 as part of this milestone year for their charity.
SoCo Music Project – Matt Salvage. SoCo take to the floor to tell you about the work they undertaking with vulnerable groups in Southampton, how your organisation can get involved and their plans for the future.  
Art Asia – Vinod Desai MBE. Art Asia is more than just the Mela! Vinod is here to speak about the range of cultural activities that Art Asia provides as a key part of keeping Southampton’s multicultural vibe alive.
 


We deliver a variety of services to the general public, which include: 

      

 

Upcoming events

  • Volunteer 100 Hour Celebration

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  • Nov 2016

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Our services

Southampton Voluntary Services involves volunteers in a number of services as well as supporting community-based projects and organisations, Southampton Voluntary Services runs some of its own services.

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