Voluntary and Community Action

Voluntary and Community Action is a local infrastructure organisation that develops, enables, promotes and supports local voluntary and community action (including volunteering) across Bedfordshire.

Local voluntary and community action provides a powerful force for change, both for those involved and for the wider community. A vibrant, effective and sustainable voluntary and community sector also contributes to the quality of life of all who live, work and pursue leisure activities within Bedfordshire.

Voluntary and Community Action is able to develop the capacity and skills of voluntary organisations, community groups, volunteers and local communities.  It works in partnership with others to provide a range of services that seek to increase the quality, quantity, contribution and accessibility of local voluntary and community action, and volunteering.

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Last updated: 9 September, 2016 at 1:25 pm

Services provided by Voluntary and Community Action

Volunteer Centre Central Bedfordshire FREE Central Bedfordshire Support for voluntary and community groups, Volunteering / community service, Information, Advice, and guidance We work with individuals and organisations to promote and develop volunteering, so that people are inspired to volunteer, have the opportunity to do so and have excellent volunteering experiences. Read more
Find your ideal Volunteering Opportunity FREE Central Bedfordshire, Luton Volunteering / community service Volunteering can be very rewarding.  It builds you confidence, enables you to meet new people, learn new skills, share experience and enhance your CV. Read more
Find Volunteers FREE Central Bedfordshire, Luton Support for voluntary and community groups, Volunteering / community service If your organisation would like to find new volunteers,we can work with you to design, develop and promote your volunteering roles and opportunities. Read more
Volunteer Management FREE Central Bedfordshire, Luton Support for voluntary and community groups, Volunteering / community service Managing volunteers well is essential if they are to have a worthwhile and enjoyable experience and if you, as a volunteer involving organsiation, are to get the most from your volunteers. Read more
Timebanking FREE Central Bedfordshire Volunteering / community service Timebanking is a rewarding and enjoyable way to bring people and organisations together to share their time, skills and experience. Read more
Work Clubs FREE Central Bedfordshire Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance Sometimes it's hard to know what steps to take when looking for work, training, further learning or volunteering.  This is where our Work Clubs can help. Read more
Employment Support FREE Central Bedfordshire Employment Support, Training & skills Our qualified and experienced staff are able to provide a free, confidential and professional service to anyone looking for work or to enhance their employability. Read more
Funding and Development Advice FREE Central Bedfordshire Support for voluntary and community groups Our Funding and Development Advice Service assists groups to identify and apply for funding; and to manage and develop their governance, activities and services. Read more
Training Services Free or charged Central Bedfordshire, Luton Adult & Community Learning, Support for voluntary and community groups, Training & skills Our programme of courses and one-day workshops offer a range of topics to meet the learning and skills development needs of volunteers, staff and trustees of voluntary and community groups. Read more
Partnerships FREE Central Bedfordshire Community engagement, Support for voluntary and community groups We work strategically to develop, promote and support local voluntary and community action by contributing to partnerships across the voluntary and community, public and private sectors. Read more
Sandhills Community Action Project Children 5 - 12, Community engagement, Early Years 0 - 4, Volunteering / community service, Youth work 13 - 18, Family support The project enables residents and local service providers to create, run and sustain the voluntary and community groups, volunteering opportunities and social networks needed in this new community. Read more
Photocopying / Printing 4p-A4 Black & White copies 20p-A4 Colour copies Support for voluntary and community groups Photocopying and printing facilities are available at our offices in Leighton Buzzard. Read more
Document Services Various Support for voluntary and community groups Laminating and document binding service. Read more
Computer Services FREE Support for voluntary and community groups We offer FREE internet access and computer use to local voluntary organisations and community groups. Read more
Equipment Hire £15 per day Central Bedfordshire, Luton Support for voluntary and community groups A range of equipment is available for off-site use at £15 per day (plus deposit). Read more

Events hosted by Voluntary and Community Action

Work Club - Leighton Buzzard 01 Sep 15 Dec 09:30 - 15:00 FREE - Every Thursday Leighton Buzzard Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance The Work Club offers you the chance to meet others, exchange ideas, share experiences, find opportunities, and make contacts in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Read more and Sign up
Work Club - Bedford 06 Sep 13 Dec 09:30 - 15:00 FREE - Tuesday Bedford Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance The Work Club offers you the chance to meet others, exchange ideas, share experiences, find opportunities, and make contacts in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Read more and Sign up
Work Club - Dunstable 07 Sep 14 Dec 09:30 - 12:00 FREE - Every Wednesday Dunstable Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance The Work Club offers you the chance to meet others, exchange ideas, share experiences, find opportunities, and make contacts in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Read more and Sign up
Work Club - Houghton Regis 07 Sep 13 Dec 13:00 - 15:00 FREE - Every Wednesday Houghton Regis Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance The Work Club offers you the chance to meet others, exchange ideas, share experiences, find opportunities, and make contacts in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Read more and Sign up
Returning to Work for Over 50s 20 Sep 28 Sep 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Bedford Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days per week for two weeks. Build your self-confidence and skills to prepare for a return to work, training or volunteering. Read more and Sign up
Step Into Customer Service and Retail 27 Sep 28 Sep 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Leighton Buzzard Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Discover the job roles, skills and qualities you need for working in this sector.     Read more and Sign up
Interview Skills 29 Sep 30 Sep 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Leighton Buzzard Adult & Community Learning, Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Learn how to prepare for a variety of interview situations and gain confidence in handling questions. Read more and Sign up
Work Club - Biggleswade 30 Sep 09 Dec 09:30 - 15:00 FREE - Friday Biggleswade Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance The Work Club offers you the chance to meet others, exchange ideas, share experiences, find opportunities, and make contacts in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.  Read more and Sign up
Step Into Warehousing, Transport & Logistics 04 Oct 05 Oct 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Houghton Regis Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Discover the job roles, skills and qualities you need for working in this sector.     Read more and Sign up
Successful Job Applications 04 Oct 05 Oct 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Bedford Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Learn how to make successful job applications and sell your strengths to an employer.     Read more and Sign up
Step Into Childcare and Children's Work 06 Oct 07 Oct 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Leighton Buzzard Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Discover the job roles, skills and qualities you need for working in this sector.     Read more and Sign up
Interview Skills 11 Oct 12 Oct 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Bedford Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Learn how to prepare for a variety of interview situations and gain confidence in handling questions. Read more and Sign up
Step Into Customer Service and Retail 13 Oct 14 Oct 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Biggleswade Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Discover the job roles, skills and qualities you need for working in this sector.     Read more and Sign up
Returning to Work for Women 13 Oct 21 Oct 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Houghton Regis Employment Support, Training & skills, Women only, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days per week for two weeks. Build your self-confidence and skills to prepare for a return to work, training or volunteering. Read more and Sign up
Step Into Childcare and Children's Work 18 Oct 19 Oct 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Bedford Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Discover the job roles, skills and qualities you need for working in this sector.     Read more and Sign up
Step Into Childcare and Children's Work 20 Oct 21 Oct 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Biggleswade Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Discover the job roles, skills and qualities you need for working in this sector.     Read more and Sign up
Step Into Warehousing, Transport & Logistics 25 Oct 26 Oct 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Bedford Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Discover the job roles, skills and qualities you need for working in this sector.     Read more and Sign up
Step Into Leisure, Tourism and Hospitality 01 Nov 02 Nov 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Houghton Regis Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Discover the job roles, skills and qualities you need for working in this sector.     Read more and Sign up
Successful Job Applications 03 Nov 04 Nov 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Houghton Regis Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Learn how to make successful job applications and sell your strengths to an employer.     Read more and Sign up
Step Into Business Administration 03 Nov 04 Nov 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Leighton Buzzard Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Discover the job roles, skills and qualities you need for working in this sector.     Read more and Sign up
Step Into Business Administration 08 Nov 09 Nov 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Biggleswade Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Discover the job roles, skills and qualities you need for working in this sector.     Read more and Sign up
Returning to Work for Over 50s 08 Nov 16 Nov 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Leighton Buzzard Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days per week for two weeks. Build your self-confidence and skills to prepare for a return to work, training or volunteering. Read more and Sign up
Interview Skills 10 Nov 11 Nov 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Houghton Regis Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Learn how to prepare for a variety of interview situations and gain confidence in handling questions. Read more and Sign up
Step Into Health and Social Care 10 Nov 11 Nov 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Leighton Buzzard Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Discover the job roles, skills and qualities you need for working in this sector.     Read more and Sign up
Step Into Customer Service and Retail 15 Nov 16 Nov 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Bedford Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Discover the job roles, skills and qualities you need for working in this sector.     Read more and Sign up
Safeguarding Awareness 17 Nov 17 Nov 10:00 - 13:00 FREE Leighton Buzzard Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This safeguarding Awareness session will enable you to understand what is meant by safeguarding and to raise concerns about abuse. Read more and Sign up
Successful Job Applications 22 Nov 23 Nov 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Leighton Buzzard Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Learn how to make successful job applications and sell your strengths to an employer.     Read more and Sign up
Step Into Health and Social Care 24 Nov 25 Nov 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Dunstable Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Discover the job roles, skills and qualities you need for working in this sector.     Read more and Sign up
Interview Skills 29 Nov 30 Nov 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Leighton Buzzard Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Learn how to prepare for a variety of interview situations and gain confidence in handling questions. Read more and Sign up
Step Into Health and Social Care 29 Nov 30 Nov 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Bedford Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Discover the job roles, skills and qualities you need for working in this sector.     Read more and Sign up
Returning to Work for Women 01 Dec 09 Dec 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Biggleswade Employment Support, Training & skills, Women only, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days per week for two weeks. Build your self-confidence and skills to prepare for a return to work, training or volunteering. Read more and Sign up
Step Into Business Administration 01 Dec 02 Dec 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Houghton Regis Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Discover the job roles, skills and qualities you need for working in this sector.     Read more and Sign up
Step Into Marketing and Communications 06 Dec 07 Dec 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Bedford Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Discover the job roles, skills and qualities you need for working in this sector.     Read more and Sign up
Safeguarding Awareness 06 Dec 06 Dec 10:00 - 13:00 FREE Leighton Buzzard Adult & Community Learning, Training & skills This safeguarding Awareness session will enable you to understand what is meant by safeguarding and to raise concerns about abuse. Read more and Sign up
Step Into Marketing and Communications 08 Dec 09 Dec 09:15 - 15:15 FREE Leighton Buzzard Employment Support, Training & skills, Information, Advice, and guidance This course is run over two consecutive days in one week. Discover the job roles, skills and qualities you need for working in this sector.     Read more and Sign up

Location

Bossard House
West Street
LU7 1DA