Attendees Making Notes on Flip Chart at Our March Conference 2014

Adur and Worthing

We provide advice and support, and learning and networking opportunities to voluntary and community organisations across Adur and Worthing.

If you’d like to find out more about our work in the area, get in touch with us on info@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01903 207735

 

 

Learning and training

We deliver training and workshops on a range of topics across Adur, Worthing, Brighton and Hove, many of which are free and some are occasionally charged-for. We plan our range of courses based on what local organisations tell us they need and we then attract speakers and trainers on a range of topics, including fundraising, strategy, volunteer support, HR, finances, trustee and governance issues and much more.

Courses and networks across Adur, Worthing, Brighton and Hove can be found here:  Training courses

Adur and Worthing based networks and training can be found here: Adur and Worthing learning opportunities

 

 

Recruiting and working with volunteers

We can help you to find volunteers. We attract volunteers from across Adur and Worthing through our weekly surgeries at the Job Centre, by conducting outreach at community centres and libraries and by delivering talks to local schools, colleges and others. All of these people are directed to or supported to access opportunities listed on our Volunteer Centre . So make sure yours are listed – if you need any help to do this, we run weekly surgeries where you can book in to meet us and upload opportunities.

We also run a volunteer co-ordinators forum where people involved in co-ordinating volunteers can connect, develop skills and share experiences. As well as this, we can support you through our training around volunteer management, and can provide one to one support to overcome any challenges you might be facing. Get in touch info@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01903 207735

 

Networks

We run a number of networks for voluntary and community organisations in Adur and Worthing. The networks are a great way to meet, learn, and work together with other local organisations to influence local policies and plans. We run a Health and Wellbeing Network, a Trustee and Leadership Network and a Children and Young Peoples Network – where we attract speakers and have space for networking and discussion on key local issues.

 

Advice and support

We can give you one-to-one support and advice to help you to run your voluntary or community organisation.

If you’d like to speak to someone about a specific bit of help you need, get in touch with us on info@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01903 207735

 

Voice and representation

Representing the voluntary and community sector at a local level is a key part of our work. We ensure that our members’ voices and expertise are heard at a range of partnerships, boards and informal meetings with key people across the local area. Sometimes we will attend meetings to speak on behalf of the sector, we will always send information out to gather the views of the sector and share information openly, and other times we will invite members or reps to attend.

We currently have the following elected representatives; Health and Wellbeing, Children and Young People and Sustainability and Environment. These representatives were elected by our local Adur and Worthing based member organisations to represent the sector on these local issues.

If you’re interested in being involved, get in touch with us on info@bhcommunitywoks.org.uk or 01903 207735

 

Membership

We’re a membership organisation for voluntary and community organisations. Our members benefit from exclusive access to some of our services.

You don’t need to be a member of ours to benefit from all of our services. Instead, we invite you to try our services for a period of time before joining us as a member.

 

Newsletter

To hear more about our programme of events and activities in Adur and Worthing, and the support we can give you and your organisation, sign up to receive newsletters from us.

 

Email group

We run a number of email groups for voluntary and community organisations who operate in Adur and Worthing. Please contact us if you would like to be added to these info@bhcommunityworks.org.uk or 01903 207735

 

 

Other support available

There are a number of other organisations in West Sussex who also provide support to community groups and voluntary organisations in the area. Read more (PDF) about how they may be able to help you.