Voluntary Action Arun & Chichester

Events & Training

Free Networking Events & Subsidised Training for charities and community groups

We hold regular networking events for our members and run training sessions that are relevant to your needs

VAAC hold eight networking events each year. Each event provides good opportunities to meet and talk to other organisations but also has a section devoted to sharing information or training. We have decided to theme four of these events around volunteering.

If you are responsible for raising funds for your organisation then come and join us at a monthly fundraising network with likeminded individuals, and share best practice, learn new skills and get 1:1 support.

If there is a topic that is of interest to you and your organisation, please let us know to enable us to make enquiries and help facilitate an event for you.

VAAC networking events are free for all.
Training free to members. £25 non members, partners (including statutory) and out of area organisations, unless otherwise stated.

All attendees will be required to complete an evaluation form. Feedback about our training enables us to prove to funders that we are meeting the needs of organisations.


Booking is through Eventbrite. We generally offer 2 places per organisations and priority will be given to our registered members and partners within the Arun and Chichester areas. If a participant is unable to come to a session, it is a requirement to de-register on Eventbrite. This allows another person to take a place.
For non members and anyone outside the area, if you register for the event/training your booking will be transferred to the waiting list and we will inform you nearer the time if there are spaces available (please note there will be a charge for non member/out of area tickets).

Staff and Trustees from the Apuldram Centre attend and benefit from regular networking and training sessions facilitated by VAAC. VAAC is a valuable resource to their charity.

Do you need bespoke training for outside facilitation for your organisation?

We understand that there may be times where you want training or a session that is specifically tailored to your organisation. VAAC offers to all organisations bespoke training for staff.

This may include topics such as:

  • Volunteer Management
  • Demonstrating your Impact
  • Creating a Fundraising Strategy
  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Developing a Skilled Trustee/Membership Committee Board

We also facilitate staff/trustee day-aways.

We are happy to discuss with you your needs. Our charges are very reasonably priced for the voluntary sector.
Please contact us by email or call us on 01243 840305

Upcoming Events

Thursday 20 January

Untapped Fundraising Potential: How can you find new ways to raise funds? With No Stone Unturned Fundraising

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Tuesday 25 January

Arun Older People’s Forum

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Giving voluntary and community organisations in Arun and Chichester Districts the tools they need to succeed

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