Voluntary Norfolk provides support for voluntary groups in Norfolk through a range of training, advice and partnership working to ensure that the county’s VCSE sector is able to thrive.
The Voluntary Norfolk Network
The Voluntary Norfolk Network is a way for groups to connect with us and each other, and to share ideas, skills and resources. Joining the Network is free and enables you to access networking and good practice events, training workshops, and resources and information to support your organisation. Networkers also receive access to our Padlet board, an online notice board where we share events, training, resources and information. Visit our Network page for more information and to sign up.
Voluntary Norfolk, Community Action Norfolk and Norfolk Community Foundation are funded by Norfolk County Council to provide support for voluntary groups in Norfolk and the wider VCSE (voluntary, community and social enterprise) sector in the county. We send our regular focused e-newsletters, run an annual conference and run the Voluntary Sector Forum (Children, Young People & Families). Visit our Empowering Communities page for more information.
Sign up to our e-newsletters
Our regular, subject specific, e-newsletters for people working and volunteering in the VCSE sector include Empowering Communities Partnership News, Jobs News, Volunteering Opportunities and Youth Work Network News. You can subscribe to just one newsletter or as many as you wish and it is easy to unsubscribe at any time.
We can help your organisation recruit volunteers by advertising your volunteer roles on our portal and featuring opportunities in our Volunteer Newsletter which reaches over 3,000 potential volunteers in the county. Visit our Volunteer Recruitment page for more info.
We can support your organisation with the management of your volunteers, providing advice, guidance and template policies on issues such as recruiting, DBS checks, inducting and training volunteers. Visit our Volunteer Management page for more information.
The Stuff Hub is now run from the ShoeBox in Norwich. It is a collection of free-to-borrow event resources for community groups in Norwich including gazebos, tea urns, outdoor games & fairy lights. Please contact the Shoe Box for more details.
Voluntary Norfolk and other infrastructure organisations are working with the Norfolk and Waveney Health and Care Partnership to develop a Voluntary Sector Health and Social Care Assembly to provide a forum for voluntary and community sector groups, large and small, to play a greater role in the future design & delivery of health and social care services. Visit the dedicated VSHSC Assembly website for more information and to register your interest.
Business Support Services
Voluntary Norfolk’s trading arm, CBR Business Solutions provides HR consultancy, DBS checks and Payroll & Auto Enrolment services to charities, social enterprises and businesses. We can also advertise your job vacancies on our JobsBoard, which specialises in VCSE sector employment opportunities. Through our partnership with Community Action Suffolk, we can also help your organisation arrange insurance and IT support.
Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and through our News Posts for further information and regular updates. If you wish to contact a member of our Team, please go to Our Team pages for staff email addresses and in some cases their work mobile numbers. Thank you.