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

The High Sheriff of West Sussex, Philippa Gogarty visits My Sisters' House in Bognor Regis

Jackie Sumner, our CEO, joined My Sister’s House as they welcomed the newly appointed High Sheriff of West Sussex, Mrs Philippa Gogarty to Bognor Regis. This special occasion was met with excitement and anticipation for the positive impact she will bring to the community.

> Hear all about her visit

Volunteers Week Celebration Picnic - Don't Miss Out!

Come along and join us on Wednesday 5th June 2024 at the Aldingbourne Country Centre (12noon – 2pm)

VAAC are delighted to invite you and some of your volunteers to our Volunteer Celebration Picnic at Aldingbourne Country Centre. This will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Volunteers Week and to thank your volunteers for all they do for you.

> Read on for more details

VAAC's Nina Olyeynikova graduates as a Community Researcher


Nina was one of 15 community researchers who graduated at the Sussex Research Engagement Network (REN) Celebration Event and graduation ceremony..

> Sussex Research Engagement Network Project

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Upcoming Events

Wed 5 June 2024

Volunteers Week Celebration Picnic

Aldingbourne Country Centre

12noon - 2pm

VAAC are delighted to invite you and some of your volunteers to our Volunteer Celebration Picnic at Aldingbourne Country Centre. This will be a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Volunteers Week and to thank your volunteers for all they do for you.

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Sat 8 June 2024

Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Chichester City Council

10am - 2pm

Come along to our exciting volunteer recruitment event taking place at Chichester City Council on Saturday 8th June. This is a brilliant opportunity to meet potential new recruits, discuss the roles you have available, hopefully sign up some great new volunteers and network with your fellow community groups and Charities.

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Thu 13 June 2024

Fundraising Training: Writing for Impact: How can you make your applications and letters to trusts and foundations stand out?

Online (via Zoom)

10am - 11.30am

This session is about how to make your writing and applications clearer and stand out. We will use examples to highlight key information and explore the common traps people fall into.

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