Spark Forums

For anyone who is supporting our communities, whether that's through an established organisation, or a COVID-19 response group.

Join us to catch up on what’s happening locally, share learning, and start to think about what's next for our communities.

Networking Forum for VCSE Groups in Taunton and West Somerset

The event is free to attend and VCSE staff and volunteers from across the area are welcome to come along to network, catch up on what’s happening locally, and find out about the support we offer. The event will be hosted by Jenny Hannis, your local Voluntary Sector Adviser, along with Gill Harrison, our new Community Development Worker. Gill will be working within the Taunton Community, supporting local groups and helping to develop volunteer networks.

Takes place at 10am on Thursday 4th March.

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Opportunity Swap Shop (Sedgemoor)

What skills and resources does your group need do you need? what could you offer in return? For voluntary and community groups in and around Sedgemoor to meet, talk and get support!

Takes place at 11am on Wednesday 10th March.

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Volunteer Coordinator Forums

Free forums for anybody who manages or coordinates volunteers in Somerset, offering a chance to network, share ideas, discuss best practice in volunteer management and more!

Takes place on Thursday 11th March at 11am, with further meetings on Wednesday 16th June, Thursday 23rd September and Thursday 9th December. 

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Community Food Forums

Are you involved with a local food bank or community fridge? Would you like to know how to set one up, or find out what support is available? Then come along to our regular Community Food Forums. They're an opportunity celebrate the valuable work taking place across Somerset, share ideas and information and discuss common interests. We meet via Zoom on the last Wednesday of the month.

Takes place on Wednesday 31st March, with further meetings on Wednesday 28th April, and Wednesday 26th May. 

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Men's Shed Forum

If you're involved in running a Men's Shed in Somerset, come along to this meeting to share ideas, discuss the current challenges, and explore ways to engage with the community and recruit new members.

Takes Place on Thursday 1st April at 11am.

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More Events coming soon, check back regularly for the details!