Serving the voluntary sector in

Redcar & Cleveland

We support, promote and develop volunteering and the voluntary sector in the borough of Redcar and Cleveland, in order that individuals and local groups can grow in confidence and skill and communities as a whole are sustained and enriched.

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What does RCVDA do?

RCVDA provides a wide range of support and services to groups, helping those who are starting up as well as groups that are well established. We are committed to equal opportunities and to making our services relevant and accessible to smaller, community based groups. In addition to support for groups, some of our services are directed to individuals, particularly volunteers and we help recruit and place volunteers within local organisations.


The volunteer centre promotes volunteering and recruits volunteers and matches them to suitable voluntary organisations to suit their reasons for volunteering. We also support the voluntary organisations who involve volunteers and provide guidance and assistance.

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Support and Development

We offer a range of support services and advice to small and emerging community groups and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises across Redcar & Cleveland, as well as supporting existing and larger organisations to strengthen, fulfilling their missions more effectively.

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Safeguarding is all about having the knowledge and awareness to understand various types of abuse and neglect, being able to identify the signs and what to look for; knowing what steps to take if you suspect abuse is happening and knowing what to do if a child or an adult discloses abuse.

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How do I


Volunteering is for everyone, regardless of age, employment status and abilities. Volunteering is not just about giving - it is a two-way exchange of skills and experience, Volunteering provides a way to meet new people and find out more about (and give back to) your community!

Volunteering can be great fun and very rewarding.

Tell us a little bit about yourself and we will find you a suitable opportunity

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More Than Housing

More Than Housing is in the process of developing supported housing.

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Wheels 2 Work

Do you find that transport is a barrier to gaining or sustaining employment or training? Do you live in the Tees Valley area? If so you can apply for help accessing transport from Wheels 2 Work.

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Step Forward Tees Valley

Step Forward Tees Valley supports local people to overcome the complex reasons preventing them from finding work. These barriers could include physical or mental ill health, a lack of self-confidence, a gap in skills, a conviction, or an addiction.

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