CSV builds stronger communities we can all enjoy living in. We help volunteers keep vulnerable people safe, supported and comforted. We help young people learn and grow to achieve their potential.
CSV enriches the lives of more than a million people in the UK every year.
We create volunteering and learning opportunities that enable people to have a positive stake in society and tackle barriers to community participation.
Acting both locally and nationally we mobilised over 150,000 volunteers and helped over 8,500 learners develop new skills in 2011/12.
We provide learning opportunities for young people and adults to enhance their education, vocational and life skills and improve their job prospects.
We enable older people from 50 years to share their skills, knowledge and full life experience to benefit communities.
We improve the lives of children and families at risk of neglect or harm through volunteer support and through learning.
We empower disabled people to lead independent lives.
We provide positive support for offenders and young people and families with
additional needs, through mentoring and befriending.
As a charity we believe that everyone has a role to play, whatever their age, gender, ability, race, religion or belief.
Every day we make a difference.
With the toughest times seen for a generation, CSV is needed now more than ever. We are committed to leaving no one behind.
CSV aims to:
- To work with individuals and communities in responsive and innovative ways to achieve positive impact.
- To help people achieve their potential by being the provider of choice for volunteering and learning.
- To ensure CSV is sufficiently resourced to build stronger communities.
- To use CSV’s expertise and networks to influence public policy.
Established: April 1962
Registered Charity Number: 291222
Board members: 12
Full time staff: 173
Part time staff: 160
Phone number: 020 7643 1339
Address: 237 Pentonville Road London N1 9NJView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website