Established as a registered charity in 1971, RVS are the Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) in Rushmoor. Our role in the community is to champion volunteering and to support any voluntary or community group working in the Borough of Rushmoor.
We support our members by creating networks; our quarterly Voluntary Sector Forum is regularly attended by approximately 100 individuals. We also provide support with volunteer recruitment and training, plus maintaining good practice.
RVS also manage a number of projects that provide community benefit. These include:
We work in close partnership with various organisations including our core funders Rushmoor Borough Council and Hampshire County Council.
RVS are members of the Hampshire Council of Voluntary Services (CVS) Network, an alliance of eight organisations who work together to help Hampshire’s charities, community groups and social enterprises to succeed and flourish. We collaborate in a local cluster with Hart and Basingstoke CVSs.
In partnership with the voluntary, statutory and business sectors, enabling all the people of Rushmoor to play a full and active part in the life of the local community.
Where we Work
The area we cover for our CVS services includes Aldershot and Farnborough, along the Blackwater Valley in the north east corner of Hampshire.
Over 350 organisations and groups from this area are members of RVS.