Voluntary Action Swindon is a charity that helps other charities.
We enable and develop the local voluntary and community sector through advice and training, running campaigns and events, supporting networks and representing sector views to policymakers.
In the Community
Involve Swindon is a network of companies, statutory bodies and voluntary organisations working together to encourage employees to give their time and develop their skills through volunteering in the local community. Involve Swindon is managed by a steering group of representatives drawn from the public, private and charity sectors, including Voluntary Action Swindon.
Voluntary Action Swindon facilitates Swindon Sports Forum. The result of an initiative from Swindon Borough Council, the Sports Forum is run by a committee of dedicated volunteers from a variety of local sports clubs, from football to water polo. The mission of Swindon Sports Forum is for sport to succeed and flourish in Swindon.
The SAIL scheme is a partnership of agencies in Swindon including; Swindon Borough Council, Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service and various other partners. The scheme supports people over 50 who require support to be able to live safely and independently at home. Voluntary Action Swindon provides admin support to the scheme following its relaunch in October 2017.
Sanford House (Swindon Advice & Support Centre) is a central hub for charitable services in Swindon. Sanford House provides information, advice, support and advocacy to local residents under one roof and in an easily accessible location. Voluntary Action Swindon took a lead role on the design and development of the centre, and now has responsibility for managing the building.
Connect With Us
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