VAEF’s vision is of a fair, vibrant and open society that encourages and is supported by voluntary and community action.
VAEF’s mission is to promote, support and develop an effective, sustainable and visible voluntary and community sector in Epping Forest.
VAEF’s work is guided by values that promote equality of opportunity, participation, co-operation, partnership and democratic involvement. We promote local voluntary and community action in order to combat poverty and disadvantage, and improve the quality of life for groups, communities and individuals.
VAEF’s mission is to promote, develop and support an effective, sustainable and visible voluntary and community sector in the District. To this end, and in order to overcome the problems faced by the sector detailed above, we will work towards the following strategic aims:
- Ensure that VAEF is a well managed, progressive, accessible and accountable organisation
- Improve and increase the effectiveness and sustainability of the VCS in the Epping Forest District
- Encourage, promote and support volunteering and voluntary action throughout the District
- Identify gaps in service provision and working together with the VCS and key partners, to meet these needs.