East Riding Voluntary Action Services (ERVAS) are an infrastructure organisation providing support to the voluntary, community and not for profit sector. They run a number of projects which include: The East Riding Volunteer Centre, BOOST Training, FraudWatch, Volunteen, Volunteering for Young People in East Riding (VYPER), Local-Links, East Riding Food Poverty Alliance, Two Rivers Community Pantry + many more!
“ERVAS have been offering our volunteers the option to attend numerous Webinars relating to Cyber Crime. These Webinars have varied from Keeping Young People Safe online to Romance Fraud. The Webinars have been hugely beneficial to volunteers for personal reasons but also I believe that learning about Cyber Crime, has encouraged some of our volunteers to become Cyber Crime Volunteers, which in turn helps victims of fraud.” - Kirsty – Humberside Police Community Safety Unit
What do they do?
ERVAS has strong partnerships across the East Riding which includes secondary schools, colleges, Youth and Family Support Services, Youth Offending Services, Looked after Children’s Services, leaving care services, Humberside Police, Humberside Fire and Rescue, East Riding of Yorkshire Council and various voluntary and community groups.
In addition, ERVAS currently have a project supporting a number of Youth Coalitions across the East Riding, which are multi-agency forums that meet regularly to share information, co-ordinate youth work, identify gaps in local youth services and meet the needs of young people within an area.
ERVAS have a formal membership of 442 organisations who each have a vote on the way the organisation runs, in addition, they have an e-bulletin distribution list of approx. 1,167 organisations and over 1,900 VCS organisations registered on our Local Links Directory. ERVAS provides services to all voluntary sector organisations that request support and does not restrict support to members only.
THE DIFFERENCE you could make
We are a not-for-profit charity and rely heavily on the generosity of people and their donations to help as many organisations as possible. We have minimal financial support and every £1 could help make a difference to those who need our services.
£26 could provide support with providing mentoring for a community volunteer
£52 could provide support towards the costs of volunteer training