We support community and voluntary groups in Rushcliffe, from advice centres and lunch clubs to wildlife trusts and scout groups. We're here to help and inspire groups and organisations to get started and run professionally. We offer expert advice and assistance with training, fundraising and volunteering, as well as giving encouragement and moral support.
And because we believe in what these groups stand for, we endeavour to represent their views to those who make decisions affecting their work. To get a fuller picture, click on the Services, Projects and Volunteers tabs.
As the Beatles said “Help…we need somebody and not just anybody…”
Nicky Mee, voluntary transport coordinator at Rushcliffe CVS, said: “We need someone to help us run the Gedling Voluntary Transport Scheme on a Wednesday and a Friday morning from 9am until 12.30am starting in July. One of our vital volunteers Mary Corcoran (pictured) is leaving to set up a new home in Somerset and we need someone special and dedicated to replace her in the office.”
Volunteering has many advantages both to us and to the people who volunteer. Volunteers tell us it gives them something worthwhile to do, makes them feel good, improves their confidence and self-esteem, gets them out meeting new people and doing new things, improves their skills and gives them something to look forward to.”
Friday 24th June in Beeston & Wednesday 6th July in Arnold.
Over 50? Live in Gedling or Broxtowe areas?
Pop and see us and our friends at two health and well-being events for the over-50s. Rushcliffe CVS’ First Contact Scheme will be there as well as the NHS. There’ll be free tea, coffee and cake too!
You can download a poster giving more details of the events here.
More information on First Contact can be obtained via the following link:-http://www.rushcliffecvs.org.uk/projects-projects-72/first-contact-signposting-scheme.html
Thanks to West Bridgford Wire for their photo above.
Volunteers' Week is a national celebration of volunteering which takes place from 1 – 7 June of each year. This year it ran for 12 days and ended on the 12 June to coincide with the Patron’s Lunch, a celebration of Her Majesty the Queen’s lifetime of service to more than 600 charities and organisations, to which The Queen acts as a Patron, on the occasion of her 90th birthday.
Radford Care Group run this free programme which consists of seven,
two hour weekly sessions, covering a different aspect of dementia at each session. The groups are facilitated by specialists in dementia group work and will consist of about 12 carers. Help with respite services and transport may be available. The carers are asked to contribute £2.50 per session towards refreshments. The group are happy to take referrals from both Nottingham City and County.
To see the programme for 12th July to 23rd August, click here
Making better choices today can have a huge influence on our health, and could prevent diseases such as type 2 diabetes, cancer and heart disease, and reduce our risk of suffering a stroke or living with dementia, disability and frailty in later life. But it's not easy in our busy lives – tempting treats in easy reach, bigger portions for everything we eat and technology that allows us to shop, stay in touch and be entertained without ever having to leave the sofa. Modern life is ganging up on us.
Rushcliffe CVS News keeps you up to date with interesting and relevant news and information for the voluntary sector; we let you know what is going on in and around Rushcliffe, keep you informed about new funding opportunities, policy development, health news and more.
Our June newsletter is now out
Our Voluntary Transport schemes cover Rushcliffe and Gedling
with the help of our fantastic volunteer drivers and office volunteers.
They provide safe and affordable transport to people who experience difficultes accessing transport.
For more information about the schemes click here .
You can also download a leaflet about the Gedling scheme here.
(A leaflet for Rushcliffe will be available shortly)
Click on the logo above to view the latest Directory of Activities. For more information about Rushcliffe Befriends, click here.
Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service is a registered charity (number 1079880) and a company limited by guarantee (number 3867757), registered in England and Wales.