Our mission is to enable people to take an active role in their communities.
Volunteering with CSV enables people of all ages and backgrounds to reap the benefits of putting something back.
Our programmes help empower disabled people to lead independent lives.
We offer security and stability to families and children at risk of neglect.
We help young people find their direction in life and enable older people to share knowledge and experience across generations.
And through our learning and training facilities, thousands of young people and adults develop new skills, build their confidence and improve their job prospects.
In partnership with organisations across the UK and Europe, we help people come together to build stronger communities through better services and more fulfilling lives.
We hold the secretariat of The Network of National Volunteer-Involving Agencies, connecting over fifty not-for-profit organisations, from National Trust to CRUK and RNIB.
Volonteurope firmly connects us to Europe, where we help promote volunteering to millions.
This year our Annual Review considers how the work of CSV changes lives and strengthens communities.
Barbara, Jodie, Richard and Emma all have first-hand experience of our projects. Inside, they describe how the work of CSV has made a difference to them.
Download the CSV Annual Review 2012-2013 (PDF document, 1MB)
Our strategic plan outlines CSV's priorities and strategic aims in 2013-14 and how we will move forward.
Download CSV's Strategic Plan 2013-14 (PDF document, 240KB)
Download the CSV Report and Financial Statements for 2012 (PDF document, 230KB)
CSV's Articles of Association (PDF document, 75KB)