Welcome

RRAVS’ vision is of a strong voluntary sector which is at the heart of a vibrant and caring Rochford District where people are able to fulfil their potential through voluntary and community action.

rravs logo imageThe Rochford district includes the towns and villages of Rayleigh, Hockley, Ashingdon, Great Wakering, Canewdon, Hawkwell, Rochford, Barling, Fambridge, Paglesham, Rawreth, Sutton, Foulness and Hullbridge.

RRAVS works to promote, support and represent the interests of all voluntary and community groups in the Rochford District. This is achieved through provision of the grants and funding that is available, promoting group activities and events to the wider community, providing subsidised or free training to upskill staff and volunteers, publishing volunteer opportunities and supporting volunteer recruitment and representing the views of the voluntary sector with strategic bodies and local government. We are  also developing our RRAVS Community Directory which provides useful contact information for a wide range of local services provided by our member groups and the wider community.


RRAVS Projects

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Knit to Nurture – Rayleigh

Our Knit to Nurture Group are 10.30am-12.30pm at The Elim ...
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RRAVS Community Directory

The RRAVS Community Directory gives information about the services and ...
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New Steps Bereavement Friendship Group

New Steps – Bereavement Friendship Group Meet Wednesdays 12:30pm – ...
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Hockley Social Group

Starting Thursday 10 March 2022 A suggested donation of £2 ...

Click below to watch the The Castle Point and Rochford Health & Wellbeing Board video about the RRAVS Hockley Social Group.

Latest News

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Equalities Volunteer Recruitment

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Volunteering Opportunites – Weight Management Volunteer/ Weight Management Coordinator

Would you like to volunteer at a free weekly weight ...
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Volunteer Opportunity – Minibus Drivers & Passenger Assistants

Wyvern Community Transport are looking for volunteer minibus drivers and ...

Cake and Kindness Drop-In

Do you feel lonely? Do you just want somewhere to ...

RBC Wellbeing Space

RBC Wellbeing Space Every Wednesday 1PM – 3PM. Rayleigh Baptist ...
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Essex Police – Rural Engagement Team (RET) Newsletter

Download the Essex Police Rural Engagement Team (RET) newsletter for ...
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Rochford Youth Council

Do you want to make a difference to your community? ...
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The Hub @ The Megacentre 01268 779999

Watch the video to find out more about the hub ...
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Improving bed based community services

Join Mid and South Essex Health and Care Partnership to ...
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Castle Point & Rochford Health and Wellbeing Board launches new strategy

Health and Wellbeing Strategy 2022-2025 – Executive Summary This is ...
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New Vaccine Hub for Essex as Booster campaign goes into overdrive

New Vaccine Hub for Essex as Booster campaign goes into ...
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Essex Youth Service Plan B Traineeship

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POSTPONED Hockley Friendship Group

Regretfully have had to postpone the Friendship Group until next ...
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Everyone’s library service 2022-2026 plan

Essex County Council (ECC) has published its draft vision for ...
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Essex Family Support – Volunteers required

We are looking for volunteers within our Essex Family Support ...
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Digital resources for carers

Tailored digital resources created to support unpaid carers are being ...