As a team from the CVS we aim to provide a service for all voluntary and community groups in Telford and the Wrekin. From advising you on how to start up a group, to guiding you through all the processes you need, to finding, recruiting and retaining volunteers, we are here to help you where we can.
However, we only have a limited amount of time available and we want to work in the best way possible to support you and your group or organisation. Here is a list of the things we can and cannot do.
WE CAN provide advice and guidance on a variety of development and funding issues. WE CAN’T raise funds for groups
WE CAN provide pre-booked consultations (1) either in person, by telephone, via e-mail or by post. WE CAN’T work with groups who are not affiliated to Telford & Wrekin CVS
WE CAN offer assistance to find appropriate funding for your project. WE CAN’T negotiate legal contracts, e.g. service level agreements
WE CAN offer suggestions or proof-reading of funding applications before they are sent to the funder. WE CAN’T write funding bids for you
WE CAN help your organisation recruit volunteers and offer advice and support on producing policies for volunteers. WE CAN’T write policies for you
WE CAN Attend committee meetings by invitation to assist with specific issues. WE CAN’T sit on your management committee.
WE CAN offer support and informal training through the Volunteer Organisers’ Forum. WE CAN’T work with organisations we feel actively discriminate against others.
WE CAN ask for feedback/suggestions and ideas when an opportunity arises WE CAN’T act as a representative for your organisation
WE CAN run training workshops or provide information or signposting to training
WE CAN offer advice surgeries at different locations and at different times
WE CAN offer a selection of fact sheets to members.
(1) Consultations will normally not exceed one hour in duration
So that’s us! If any group in Telford and Wrekin would like assistance from the Team, please contact us. However, with an affiliation membership of over 250 groups, we cannot contact you all individually on a regular basis no matter how much we would like to. We rely on you contacting us or visiting us at one of our regular outreach surgeries. Please do ring us if we can help – you know the number – 01952 567800
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Announcement from Susan Palmer, Chair of the Board of Trustees
I am thrilled to announce the promotion of Debbie Gibbon to Chief Executive Officer of Telford & Wrekin CVS.
Debbie joined the organisation over 13 years ago and has advanced through progressively more responsible positions in both the CVS projects and senior management, where she has played a key role during key transitional periods.
Debbie has a wealth of experience in Health & Social care, and always has an enthusiastic, positive approach which she brings to every situation. We are very excited about her new role in the organisation and we have no doubt that, with her many skills and varied experience, Telford & Wrekin CVS will continue to go from strength to strength.