Welcome to the Derwentside Council for Voluntary Services (DCVS) and Volunteer Bureau (DVB) website. We are a registered charity that provides support, advice and information to local voluntary organisations and community groups. For more information on us and what we do please use the links provided on the left of the screen.
Tommy Armstrong Centre Stanley
Derwentside Council for Voluntary Services (DCVS) deals with funding and advice to local voluntary organisations and community groups. DVB, now an accredited Volunteer Centre, helps with all aspects of volunteering and working with volunteers
Please join in - become a DCVS member, its free! Ask for us to get you some new volunteers or register your existing ones. If you are interested in volunteering please contact us. Send us information about what is happening with your group and email us your articles and events so we can make this your website too.
Please ask if you need more information or want advice, appointments can be made by telephone,
online or email. If you are a community or voluntary sector group in Derwentside these services are there for you to access and most of them are free.
We Are A UK Online Centre
We are pleased to announce we are a UK Online centre; as a result we are now able to offer a large number of free courses available online. These include:
• Using the internet safely
• Using email
• Understanding job hunting online
• Understanding shopping online
• Understanding eBay auctions online
• Understanding music online
• And many others
Just call in for more information, or to start using computers.
Our Stanley Internet suite is available at the following times:
|Adults (18+)||Young People|
|Monday to Friday||9.30am till 2.50pm||3.00pm till 4.45pm|
Our Consett Internet suite is available at the following times:
|Monday and Thursday||10am till 4pm|
|Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday||10am till 3pm|
Derwentside CVS and Volunteer Bureau is here to help voluntary
and community groups to run successful, safe and vital services.
We provide a wide range of support services from both Stanley and Consett offices, and we are always
happy to hear from you.
Information on potential funders, guidance, good practice and support on developing high quality funding proposals
Photocopying, laminating, binding documents etc
Equipment loan service
Overhead projector, screen, display boards, laptops for training sessions etc
Independent Examination of Annual Accounts, Payroll Service, Budget advice
Recruiting volunteers, support in placing volunteers, good practice and up to date volunteering information
Please ask if you need more information or want advice, appointments can be made by telephone, online or email. If you are a community or voluntary sector group in Derwentside these services are there for you to access and most of them are free.
We have available a number of rooms available Ideal for meeting clients, advice-giving or interviews. For more information please call 01207 218855.
Room and equipment hire and office services Booking Form