Voluntary Action Epping Forest

are excited to invite you to our online quiz night!

When: Friday 26th February 7.30-9.30pm.

virginmoneygiving.com/fund/VAEFQuiz

To play you will need to have:
• Internet access
• Zoom (you can download and register for free here)
In order to enter the quiz, we are asking for donations.
Visit virginmoneygiving.com/fund/VAEFQuiz and click donate. Here you will be able to specify how much you would like to donate to set up a team, £5 per team is a suggested minimum, but it’s really up to you. Once we receive your donation and details, we’ll send you the Meeting ID. (If you are unfamiliar with Zoom please contact us admin@vaef.org.uk and we’ll talk you through).
Please tell us your team name when you sign up so we know who to expect on the night. There is no limit on team members but you do need to be in the same household.
Fundraising is a huge part of what helps keep us supporting the community and with your help, we can assist more people who need a helping hand.

 

 

Voluntary Action Epping Forest is here to help you following the latest Government announcements.

If you need assistance with shopping, prescription collection or telephone befriending, please contact covidresponse@vaef.org.uk

Stay Safe!

 

Voluntary Action Epping Forest is an independent charity known as a council for voluntary services or CVS.  We have been supporting not for profit organisations in Epping Forest for more than twenty five years.  Our core work is aimed at helping local charities and community groups to achieve their full potential. Services offered help to improve peoples quality of life and health & wellbeing.

COVID-19 –  VAEF AND HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED!

ARE YOU AN EPPING FOREST RESIDENT REQUIRING SUPPORT DURING COVID-19? contact covidresponse@vaef.org.uk

DOES YOUR ORGANISATION NEED ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEERS DURING COVID-19? contact covidresponse@vaef.og.uk

WOULD YOU LIKE TO  VOLUNTEER DURING COVID-19? contact covidresponse@vaef.og.uk

ARE YOU ARE SERVICE SUPPORTING RESIDENTS IN EPPING FOREST DURING COVID-19? contact covidresponse@vaef.org.uk so we can add you to our database of service providers outlining how you are able to assist with your contact details.

Following Government Guidance, VAEF have closed all of our group activities including Community Clubs , Ace Activities, My Weight Matters, Digital Learning, Training and promotional events until further notice. Some of our services such as Benefits Advice and volunteer interviews are still taking place but over the telephone.  Additionally, we are all being advised to reduce our unnecessary social contact.  As such, we will be implementing home working arrangements within Voluntary Action Epping Forest with contact available via our email admin@vaef.org.uk or your personal known contact email address. VAEF phone numbers will not be manned until further notice, all contact needs to be made using the above or contacting your VAEF contact via email.

VAEF are coordinating a system whereby staff and volunteers will maintain phone contact with VAEF clients and are aiming to offer additional support needed to others residents who lack support systems during this challenging time who are referred to us.

We are setting up a system to register those wanting to volunteer who have a current satisfactory police check as well as organisations offering support within the District. We are working closely with other groups such as Epping Forest District Council, West Essex Clinical Commissioning Group and Essex County Council to share resources and co-ordinate support efforts.  We have set up an expression of interest form for anyone who would like to help – please share this with your volunteers and networks click here

We are happy to work with local groups emerging across Epping Forest offering support and if you come across any please send them our way.

We will keep you updated as things develop, but let us know if you can offer help or have volunteers who would like to help. Alternatively, if you have a need or come across anyone and we will do our best to co-ordinate the responses to support them appropriately.

And remember – please be kind to each other in these hard times.  You are all doing an amazing job but it is tough right now, uncertain, and stressful – and supporting each other right now is so important!

 

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We have some very useful video links below for organisations using volunteers and volunteers also, please view these to make sure you and your volunteers are kept safe and well during this worrying time.