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Sian's Volunteering Blog

This summer Sian joined us as a student work placement volunteer to share her skills with HARCVS. We think it’s a good opportunity to be able to share with young people the experience of working in a charity team in their local community.

An Opportunity to join our HARCVS team

We’re looking for a special person to join us at our Harrogate office and become part of our hard-working team dedicated to supporting communities, charities and volunteers across the Harrogate District.

Care in Action Newsletter Summer 2017

This Summer edition of our Care In Action Newsletter shares how we're getting set for the future, building on 50 years of history of connecting and collaborating locally and thanks to strong and supportive local relationships. 

Social Media Surgery

Back by popular demand the HARCVS Social Media Surgery will be at Harrogate Community House on 3 October 2017.

Volunteering Oscar Nominations are now open

Do you know someone who does a lot for the local community? It could be a friend, family member, a volunteer you work with or even a local business. Why not show your appreciation by nominating them for a Volunteering Oscar.

Care in Action Newsletter Spring 2017

This Spring edition of our Care In Action Newsletter includes information about the services HARCVS will continue to provide after 1 April and a Comment from the HARCVS Board of Trustees on the change to provider and the new service model.   

HARCVS Service Announcement

From the 1st April HARCVS will cease to provide:

  • The Advice Service for charitable organisations
  • Advice for people who wish to volunteer


Support and Impact - What our Members Say

Thank You for to our members for sharing your views of our HARCVS service to voluntary and community organisations in our annual survey. 

Corrina’s Homeless and Vulnerable Project - Statement February 2017

From 1 March 2017 the support for homeless and vulnerable people provided by Corrina’s Homeless and Vulnerable Project (CHVP) will be relocated.

Student Volunteering Week 2017

It's Student Volunteering Week and so we thought we'd take the opportunity to highlight a few of the local roles available to under 18s. Volunteering is a great way to gain references, experience for your CV or UCAS form and to learn more about different types of careers.

Change of provider for support for charities & volunteers in Harrogate District

It has been confirmed that from 1st April 2017 HARCVS will no longer receive funding from North Yorkshire County Council and the NHS North Yorkshire Clinical Commissioning Groups to carry out their role as the local support and development charity for the Harrogate District.

Know Where to Turn in Harrogate District

Our new online Where to Turn directory is free to use and contains information about over 600 charity services, support groups and community activities across Harrogate district.

Find out more about HARCVS in 2017

HARCVS Introduction Sessions are held quarterly and last for around an hour. The session comprises informal presentations by HARCVS staff on the support services we provide, our projects and information about the local voluntary sector.

New Year Brings Many New Opportunities in Ripon

Were you one of the many people who made a New Year's Resolution this year to keep in shape, meet new people or learn new skills?

Care in Action Newsletter Autumn/Winter 2016

The HARCVS Care In Action Newsletter is published 3 times a year and contains articles and information on a range of topics such as special events, training, consultations

HARCVS Funding File - The Small Grants edition

The latest Autumn/ Winter 2016 HARCVS Funding File contains details of over 120 funders to help your community project.  

Where To Turn for information, support and opportunities

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our AGM event 2016 to look back over the last year and to look ahead at the challenges we face together.

Making A Difference - our Impact Report

Our HARCVS Impact Report gives some examples of how we have helped communities, charities and volunteers over the last year.

HARCVS AGM - Where to Turn in Harrogate District

Celebrate local voluntary and community action and face opportunities and challenges together. 

We would be delighted if you could join us for an informal network lunch from 12.30pm.   

Small Charities Week 2016

As an independent local support and development charity we provide specialist support to around 200 small charitable groups.


HARCVS Funding File - Special Health edition

The Summer 2016 HARCVS Funding File is a special edition - a must read if you need funding to make life better for adults in the Harrogate District.  

Care in Action for Summer 2016

The Care In Action Newsletter is published 3 times a year and contains articles and information on a range of topics such as special events, training, consultations, new services and resources and news from HARC

Practical and Financial Support to help residents stay Warm and Well in winter

Over twenty charities and organisations across North Yorkshire, including HARCVS and HELP, have joined forces to bring warmth to cold homes and tackle rising rates of fuel poverty.

Advice and support for people affected by flooding

The community facebook page Yorkshire Floods is co-ordinating offers of support.

Making Harrogate District Happier for Everyone 

Thank you to everyone who joined us to look back over the last year and to look ahead at the challenges we face together.

This year we worked hard  

Abu's Volunteering Blog

In summer 2015 Abu joined us as a student volunteer to share his skills with HARCVS. As a student of accountancy, Abu’s experience and ideas have been valuable looking at budgets, costings, processes and funding applications.

Becky's Volunteering Blog

In summer 2015 Rebecca joined us as a student volunteer to share her skills with HARCVS.

In this blog, Rebecca shares her story of her time with us... 


This year, HARCVS hosted a joint event with Healthwatch North Yorkshire on 21 October bringing people together to look at how we can reduce rural disadvantage, loneliness and isolation and improve health and wellbeing in our district. 

Suzanne's Volunteering Blog

During July 2014 the HARCVS team was delighted to welcome Suzanne Elsdon on a 2 week work placement. Suzanne was a really helpful member of our team and enthusiastically completed a variety of different jobs. In this blog Suzanne shares her story of her time with us...