Wednesday, 25 March 2020 11:44

Derbyshire Voluntary Action remains open for business during this unsettling period and we will continue to support our members, clients and our community, albeit in a more virtual way.

The Derbyshire Voluntary Action team is dedicated to supporting you and your group to stay connected and continue to support your beneficiaries wherever possible. Our projects, ‘Community Chesterfield’ and ‘Connect to…’ continue to be fully operational and are working virtually too. If you want to speak to a member of our teams, contact us in the usual way.

We already have a variety of ways to keep the Derbyshire Voluntary Action community connected, including our telephone calls, emails, bulletins and newsletters, but we are also exploring new ways of networking virtually so that you can see familiar faces and engage in discussions from your laptop. We are also exploring ways of helping you to connect with your members through online platforms and for us all share in this learning as we go along.

We have made the difficult decision to postpone upcoming Derbyshire Voluntary Action face to face forums and events until the ongoing situation becomes clearer.  At present, this includes all events up to the end of June 2020.  Be assured we are not going anywhere and you will definitely see us, just in a different format.

If you are a Derbyshire Voluntary Action member please send us your news, experiences, any advice you may have, or general updates on your group, so that we can continue to raise awareness of your good work and of course, support one another.

In addition, we are creating our soon-to-be-released, ‘COVID-19 Connect’ Facebook site where you will find useful information, lots of activities and ways to stay connected, plus some uplifting stories demonstrating how our communities are helping to tackle the challenges this pandemic will bring.

If you would like to get involved in webinars, blogs, shared learning or have ideas on topics, activities or team challenges you would like to share online please do let us know. 

There will be challenges for all of us in the coming months so if there is anything Derbyshire Voluntary Action can assist with or if you have any questions, get in touch with a member of the team and we will do our utmost to help you.

Our telephone numbers and email addresses remain the same.

We look forward to continuing to work with you during this uncertain time and as ever, we are here to support you.

Thank you,

The Derbyshire Voluntary Action Team