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EDVSA’s Vision
EDVSA’s vision is of a happier, healthier district, where strong and inclusive communities work together to create a better East Devon.  

EDVSA’s  Mission
EDVSA works with people and communities in East Devon, helping them to thrive.  We do this by working together to:

  • Meet needs through community led activity.
  • Support and promote voluntary organisations and community groups.
  • Develop effective partnerships that improve and extend services.
  • Provide an independent voice for the voluntary and community sector.

Currently based in Cranbrook, EDVSA has been supporting local communities in East Devon to thrive for over 15 years. 

 
We work across Devon with many organisations and are partners in Devon Voluntary Action (DeVA) a partnership of 6 CVS, for the benefit of local groups 

As a Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) we offer advice and information on a wealth of topics, including funding, governance, resource hire, training and we offer additional activities to support networking across East Devon. We support over 280 local charities and community groups to grow, develop and flourish with their activities.

Our Volunteer Centre provides a matching service for those seeking opportunities and organisations requiring volunteers, we currently have 300 people looking for suitable vacancies to match their skills and others requirements.

EDVSA also act as a voice for the local voluntary and community sector with statutory agencies.

Our projects include  The Devon Carers Centre,  Axe Valley Visiting Scheme , The Project .

We hope that you find the information on here useful, however what we would really like to do is talk to you call us to discuss how we can help!

Current Vacancies: 
 

Branching Out Support Worker 

Trustees - Role description available here  (Voluntary position)

Treasurer to the Board of EDVSA Trustees - Role description available here  (Voluntary position)

 

For more information, please contact Sharon Whitfield on 01404 549045 or email sharon.whitfield@edvsa.org.uk

 

 





 

The essential funding conference for voluntary and community groups in Devon.

WHEN - Tuesday 4th November 2014 WHERE - Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre

After many months squeezed into temporary accommodation, we are very happy to announce our move to the Younghayes Centre in Cranbrook on 1st August 2014.

Hundreds of people turned out for the ‘Our Place’ Community Event organised by Corena Ward of EDVSA and CHIC (Community Helpers In Cranbrook) on Sunday 29 June.

 


East Devon Council for Voluntary Service is a member of
NAVCA (National Association for Voluntary and Community Action),
VE (Volunteering England) and NCVO (National Council of Voluntary Organisations)

Charity Number 1134611 | Company Number 7035905