What we do
Voluntary Norfolk’s mission is to support volunteers and voluntary organisations across Norfolk, something we have been doing since the organisation was first established in 1969. What we do can be broken down into three broad categories: volunteers, voluntary organisations and voice.
We call them “the three Vs of Voluntary Norfolk.”
Volunteers are at the heart of all that we do. Through four volunteer centres (in Norwich, Great Yarmouth, North Norfolk and Thetford) and a team of Community Volunteer Coordinators across the county, we work to recruit volunteers - matching personal skills and interests to the right volunteer opportunities – and to promote the benefits that volunteering brings to individuals and to Norfolk as a whole.
Last year 8,846 volunteers contacted Voluntary Norfolk to find out how they can help in their communities.
Read more about Volunteering here
Voluntary Norfolk supports a wide range of community and charity organisations with expert help and advice. Hundreds of local organisations are members of Voluntary Norfolk which allows them access to a range of specialist free and paid-for services and we work in partnership with many voluntary and public sector bodies for the benefit of people in Norfolk.
Read more about our services for Voluntary Organisations here
Voluntary Norfolk also acts a voice for community and voluntary organisations, ensuring that whatever the organisation size, the value of volunteers and voluntary organisations is recognised and represented when public sector partners and government consider local and national policies and funding.
Read more about our Voice here
Charity BackRoom is the unique behind-the-scenes support service for charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises.
By providing the essential support services which smaller charities must have, but find expensive and time-consuming to do themselves, Charity BackRoom offers the double benefit of cost-effective solutions and allowing client organisations to focus on core activities.