Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester

Promoting and supporting
Charities and Community Groups
Across Arun and Chichester

Promoting and supporting
Charities and Community Groups
Across Arun and Chichester

Our vision is to see a strong, vibrant voluntary and community sector that supports, inspires and empowers individuals and communities throughout Arun and Chichester.
We do this through 1-1 support and advice, training and networking events, helping groups to start-up and develop their work.

Latest from VAAC

Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester Chief Executive Officer

With our current CEO’s planned retirement at the end of March next year, the Board of Trustees are seeking to appoint an outstanding individual with the passion to lead our charity on the next phase of our exciting development journey and drive the organisation forward to achieve its vision.

Our vision is to see a strong, vibrant voluntary and community sector that inspires and empowers individuals and communities throughout Arun and Chichester.

NJC Scale Point 36-39 (£39,880 – £42,821) Permanent, 37 hours per week. Hybrid working to include part of the week at Bognor Regis Town Hall and rest of the week remote working.

> Job description and application pack available

Are we advertising your volunteer roles?

Don’t forget as a VAAC member, you can advertise all of your volunteer opportunities in Arun and Chichester on our website, for free!

People that are looking for volunteer roles can search using their postcode to find out what is available near them.

> Find out more by visiting our website

Trustees Week events, training and resources

Trustees’ Week (1st – 5th November) is an annual event to showcase the great work that Trustees do and provide opportunities for everyone to get involved and make a difference. There are a number of events and resources being made available across the week including:

– Getting on Board’s online Festival of Trusteeship is stuffed with exciting events for people who want to become trustees, trustees who want to keep learning and developing, and for charity leaders who want to understand best practice in trustee recruitment and diversity. VAAC members can get a 50% discount, email Jenny for details. – NCVO have planned a schedule of activity and online events designed to support boards and share learning. There are workshops, webinars and free access to tools and resources.

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Upcoming Events

Thu 11 November 2021

Community Transport Forum

County Hall, West Street, Chichester

11am - 1pm

This is the second meeting of Community Transport organisations in Arun and Chichester, building on the discussions that were previously had around volunteering, access to transport, needs of the public, gaps in services and organisation issues and challenges.

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Wed 24 November 2021

Case for Support Bootcamp with No Stone Unturned Fundraising

Online (via zoom)

10am - 12noon

Your Case for Support is a document that casts a vision for your organisation and tells donors why they should invest in your work. What do funders expect to see in a case for support and how can you make yours stand out? This session will give you what you need to ensure that your Case for Support works well for you. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions, chat with other fundraisers as usual and share your experiences and knowledge.

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Tue 7 December 2021

Writing for Impact: How can you make your applications & letters stand out? With No Stone Unturned Fundraising

Online (via Zoom)

10am - 12 noon

Do you want to write better letters to funders? Are your applications lacking impact? In this session we will explore: - How to make your writing clearer and stand out - Look at some examples - Top tips on what works - Common traps people fall into - Funders pet peeves. You’ll also have the chance to ask questions, chat with other fundraisers as usual and share your experiences and knowledge.

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