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Why become a member of a Hampshire Council for Voluntary Service (CVS)?
There are many benefits to becoming a member organisation.
Whilst membership benefits will vary between each CVS, these are likely to include:
- free news and information bulletins
- invitations to networking events
- promotion of your organisation
- discounts on services such as training, hiring equipment/meeting rooms
Details about all the services provided to member organisations are listed on individual CVS information pages.
Why are member organisations beneficial to the Hampshire CVS Network?
All Hampshire CVS's are constituted to be membership organisations.
A key role of each CVS is to represent the views of the voluntary and community sector at district and county level, and sometimes at regional or national level. We consult with our member organisations to ensure that their individual and collective voices and views are heard.
We are also asked by external agencies to consult with our membership in order to influence policies and initiatives, as it is widely recognised that the "Third Sector" plays an important role in community engagement and community cohesion.
Which organisations can be members of a Hampshire CVS?
Any voluntary/community organisation that has been set up as a not-for-profit organisation, or in the case of social enterprises, where profits are re-invested for public benefit, and is serving Hampshire residents.
The voluntary and community sector is diverse, but includes the following types of organisation:
- registered charities
- faith organisations
- amateur sports clubs
- housing associations
- community interest companies/social enterprises
- special interest groups, clubs and societies
- health support groups and user-led organisations
If you are not sure if your organisation is eligible for membership, please Contact Us to find the CVS covering your area who will provide you with more information.
How does my organisation become a member?
Each CVS has a membership registration form, which can either be downloaded from their web-site or sent on request.
To become a member please Contact Us to find the CVS covering your area who can provide you with more details and the necessary registration forms.
I/we are not eligible for membership. Can we still receive your news?
We can add your contact information to our circulation lists for newsletters, press releases or event information etc.
How do I find my local CVS?
Enter your postcode in the form below and click Find.