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hvoss (Herefordshire Voluntary Organisations Support Service)

hvoss Strategy

Our Vision

A vibrant and effective Voluntary Sector in Herefordshire.

Our Mission

To support, strengthen and unite voluntary and community organisations in achieving their aims.

Values....We believe in 

  • Volunteering – Championing the vital and unique contribution made by volunteers in the county.
  • Independence - Voluntary organisations are distinctive, trusted and tackle problems independent of the state.
  • Membership – Driven by member needs. Involving members, frontline organisations and networks in all we do.
  • Collaboration – Working collectively to represent diverse interests & views.
  • Innovation and creativity – A belief that community and voluntary action provides solutions to many challenges we face.
  • Equality and diversity - Promoting the needs of under-represented and disadvantaged groups, including ‘quieter voices’ in the community.
  • Meeting needs – Identifying gaps in services and supporting collaborative delivery.


Our Aims

  • Representation – Enable the local Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) to present its views and influence statutory bodies locally, regionally & nationally.
  • Support and development – Offer a range of services to assist local organisations carry out their work, achieve their aims and to be more effective. 
  • Strategic partnerships - Develop links and cross sector relationships to create solutions to specific problems, share resources, expertise and capacity.
  • Services – Address identified community needs where we are best placed to do so, undertaking service delivery that is complementary to our members.
  • Governance - To maintain and develop governance, management and service quality to meet ongoing needs and demands.