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Adur Voluntary Action (AVA)is working to promote the kind of volunteering that we think matches the wishes of local people, communities and organisations.

Our experience is that local volunteering springs from personal contacts, networks and experiences. What does this mean for the future?

A more personal support service to organisations and individual volunteers, with an emphasis on quality and responsiveness.

This is likely to involve working more intensively with organisations who welcome the benefits of co-operating, and giving less time to unfocussed or impersonal approaches.

A more energetic dialogue between AVA and organisations using our volunteer centre or working with volunteers, including twice-yearly meetings and other communications.

An initiative involving those organisations who wish to work more closely with AVA to promote volunteering jointly, through shared publicity and networks, learning events and improved referrals of volunteers amongst organisations.

AVA will ensure that volunteers and organisations are helped to make full use of the new (launching September 2014) IVO/Do-It website.

We will continue to involve volunteers in delivery of AVA services, providing learning opportunities to ensure that they are aware of local resources, services and networks and are effective in supporting AVA’s activities.

We look forward to discussing this with the organisations, but meanwhile please feel free to contact myself, Keri Hamblin, Karen Lewis, or Sarah Leeding at AVA.

Adrian Barritt

Adur Voluntary Action

The Old School House

Ham Road

Shoreham

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