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.

Mendip Community Forum

VCSE staff and volunteers from across Mendip are welcome to join us for the opportunity to network and catch up on what’s been happening in the local area. This forum will have a specific focus on how groups and organisations can prepare for life after lockdown, and we’ll talk about the support on offer from our Funding and Volunteering teams. 

Takes place on Tuesday 20th April at 10:30am

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Taunton Connect

This is the first in an ongoing series of meetings, and will be an opportunity for Taunton groups and volunteers to connect, explore ways to work together, and plan for a sustainable future. We’ll also look at our volunteering Website, Spark a Change, and how it can help with recruiting and managing volunteers.

Takes place on Thursday 22nd April at 1:30pm. Further meeting dates to be announced.

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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 28th April, and Wednesday 26th May. 

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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 Wednesday 16th June, with further meetings on Thursday 23rd September and Thursday 9th December. 

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