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Who we are

"If Voluntary Norfolk didn’t exist, the public sector would have to invent it" - Richard Packham, Managing Director, Great Yarmouth Borough Council

Voluntary Norfolk promotes, supports and develops volunteering and the work of voluntary organisations, encouraging recognition and understanding of the value of the sector in the achievement of individual well-being and an inclusive and fair society.

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We enable people to contribute their time, skills and talents for their own and for the community’s benefit, together with supporting the growth and development of voluntary organisations and community groups. This encourages social inclusion by the engagement of local people in community regeneration and development.

Voluntary Norfolk intends to:

  • promote and develop Voluntary Norfolk as the major Voluntary and Community Sector infrastructure organisation in the county, providing services and a voice on behalf of the sector; 
  • maintain and develop our existing volunteering networks and services; 
  • continue to build relationships with public bodies in order to promote the contribution of the Voluntary and Community Sector to improve the quality of life in Norfolk.