Introduction to the Voluntary Sector


This half day course is designed for those who are new to either working in or with the voluntary and community sector.

It will help you understand how the sector works, the various legal forms of organisations, issues of governance and sustainability so that you are able to work more effectively within the sector and understand its funding needs.

We’ll cover:

  • Information on VCS structures and the policies that regulate the sector
  • Issues of governance and management
  • The additionality that the VCS brings to communities across the county
  • The different roles that the VCS plays

Benefits to you

You will feel more confident about how the voluntary sector operates and understand its relationship to other sectors and organisations.

Course Location

Castlepoint Association of Voluntary Services
The White House, Kiln Road,

Location Notes


If using sat-nav, please use the following postcode: SS7 1TF. This should take you down the right hand side of the council building (i.e. the council offices are on the left). There is a large sign in the car park that points out that the White House building is to the right and at the back of the car park. You should then follow the signs around the left hand side of the White House building to Marie Curie/CAVS. Please go up the stairs and CAVS are through the door to the right marked CAVS. Reception is signposted from there to the right once through the door.

CAVS are in the building that is labelled Carers Choices – the building labelled SS7 1TF is the council offices.

Contact 01268 214000 if lost.

On-road parking is available nearby in Runnymede Chase, though is quite restricted, so it is recommended that you arrive at your course with plenty of time to spare.

The training room is located on the first floor. There is no lift available. Staff at the site can assist less mobile attendees.

21 May 2019
1:15 pm - 4:45 pm



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