Thurrock Council is committed to working in partnership with the voluntary sector in Thurrock.
The term 'voluntary sector' is used to indicate that an initiative has started to meet an identified need in the community. Services are not statutory (although statutory services can be delivered by voluntary groups), and any profits made are invested in the service.
Some groups are registered charities; all tend to be charitable. Many involve volunteers in delivering services, for example as befrienders, or planning services, for example, on a trustee committee.
Access to information about voluntary organisations working in Thurrock is being encouraged to widen understanding about the sector, and the range of support services available.
Thurrock Council for Voluntary Service (CVS) is the main umbrella organisation working to support the development of the voluntary sector in Thurrock. Further information about some of the groups active in the sector, and the services offered, can be found within the Thurrock Council for Voluntary Services website.
For more information regarding the Council's support for the voluntary sector please email firstname.lastname@example.org.