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.
Rushcliffe Community and Voluntary Service (RCVS)
Business Development Officer Initially 25 hours per week £25,440 (pro rata)
This post is for a fixed term for 12 months but may be extended subject to funding.
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an innovative thinker to assist with the development and implementation of RCVS Development Project Plan, aimed at creating a sustainable future for infrastructure support to the voluntary and community sector.
Working with the Chief Executive, the Business Development Officer will be responsible for leading, developing and delivering the design, implementation and operational delivery of the RCVS Development Project Plan to secure new sources of income, whilst developing new partnerships with key stakeholders.
Information and support available for South Asian families
The Alzheimer’s Society is running a programme of support sessions. These support sessions will be run by both Alzheimer’s Society and AWAAZ staff. The next programme will take place as follows:
Time: 1.00 - 3.30pm
Date: 10th May, 17th May, 24th May, 31st May
Middle Street Resource Centre
74 Middle Street, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 2AR
For more information about your local programme for South Asian families please contact the Alzheimer’s Society on 0115 9343800. Booking is essential.
Allsorts, a south Notts-based social group for young disabled adults, is looking for new
members and new volunteers thanks to receiving a Big Lottery grant of £10,000. The group is looking to spend the grant on marketing to attract new members and new volunteers so the group can expand.
The group gives disabled adults aged 18 to 40 the chance to get out and about and socialise, something that was very much lacking when the group was started 23 years ago by its founder Jane Hawthorn. The group caters for adults with physical, sensory and mild learning disabilities.
Meet Sandra – a new Gedling Voluntary Transport Service driver from Arnold. Sandra
explains how she’s finding driving and why she volunteered.
Sandra says: "I joined in April 2016 and I am loving it. I get a lot of satisfaction out of helping people, as the passengers are very appreciative of the service that Gedling Transport provides. I think we offer them a real lifeline - a chance to get out and meet other people and get on with their lives."
I drove for a similar voluntary transport scheme in north Notts and also as a volunteer ambulance car driver for EMAS. I coordinated a similar voluntary driving scheme in Notts, and my driving experience spans more than 20 years - I drove for meals on wheels in Leamington Spa, did hospital driving in Stratford on Avon and then I gave it a rest for a few years while I worked full time in administration. I resumed my voluntary driving in 2008, and still enjoy doing it to this day.
All passengers rate Gedling Voluntary transport service very
highly – with over two thirds rating it as ‘excellent’ and all the rating it as good or very good. The service provides safe, affordable, reliable transport for elderly and disabled people living in Gedling who find it difficult to use taxis or public transport and who don’t have access to a car.
All passengers were sent an annual satisfaction survey this spring to which over 70 replies were received. This is the first year the service has been run by Rushcliffe CVS and feedback proves that it is a much-valued service. Many passengers use the service to get to health appointments, followed by visiting friends or relatives, for social outings, going to the hairdressers and shopping.
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
Supporting people with disabilities to be more active, more often!
Come and try a new sport in a friendly social environment on Friday 20th May10am - 4pm at Cotgrave Leisure Centre. Carers workshops and pamper sessions also available.
Wednesday 11th May 2016, 5.00pm – 6.45pm
Gamston Community Hall, Ambleside, Gamston, Nottingham NG2 6PS
NHS Rushcliffe Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is holding this event which will include networking stalls, a talk by Dr Neil Fraser on what to expect from your GP and a talk from a community matron about advanced care planning. Cuppa included!
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.