Voluntary community and faith sector (VCFS)

Volunteering is and continues to be a vital part of what keeps our community strong and ensure Surrey residents remain healthy, safe and confident about their future.

Volunteers make an enormous contribution to Surrey. There is a vibrant voluntary, community and faith sector in Surrey with over 5,700 organisations and thousands of residents give up a significant proportion of their time each week to support local people and causes. Here is a brief summary highlighting some of the fabulous work that has taken place over the last year.

The voluntary, community and faith sector in Surrey supports vital services and creates stronger, more self-reliant communities. It contributes millions of pounds to the Surrey economy every year. As demand for our services rises and financial resources decline, volunteers and strong communities will play a vital role in ensuring we continue to meet the needs of all our residents.

Our aim is to work with partners to support more people, including both residents and colleagues to volunteer in the areas where they can have the biggest impact to meet the needs of Surrey residents.

Support for voluntary, community and faith sector

Voluntary and community groups in Surrey are supported by a network of Councils for Voluntary Service. They provide a wide range of services to support organisations and groups, including advice, training and information on areas like human resources and finance.

Grants and funding

For further advice on grants and funding contact your local Council for Voluntary Service.



Mark Nuti, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Fire and Resilience – mark.nuti@surreycc.gov.uk

For more information, telephone Surrey County Council on 03456 009 009, lines open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm

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