OCVA website gets ‘easier’ facelift

The OCVA website has had a facelift to make it quicker than ever to access what you need.

Our new training programme to September 2016 has just been released. Services is where you can browse and book the essential sector training, or book and complenew-website.pngte fully-online sector-relevant training courses. Services is also where you can browse and book hire venue spaces, book and create job adverts to go out to the sector, and book/create other adverts to go out to the right audience too (new service just added).

Services also includes a feature for requesting bespoke sector insights, editing the data we hold about your group, looking for sector jobs, and browsing the options for our consultancy service.

Core Delivery is where you’ll find details on how we can help develop your voluntary or community group, charity, or social enterprise, make sure we are publicising your group’s details for you, get in touch with us about a contract bid, learn about physical networks and forums, join online networks with your desktop or with a mobile app, and more.

Our sector peers have been able to browse for funding opportunities whilst sitting on the bus for six months now (the browsing, not the bus sitting!). The online funding advice is free and now has over 250 opportunities listed. Some CVA’s like us buy this service in. We run our own, which saves on operating costs and cuts out middle men.

Our single point refugee resource for professionals making referrals was launched in December and gets roughly 20 users per week. Maps to show the public which groups are ‘in my area’ are all part of the ‘Core Delivery‘ area and are getting about 30 users per week.

OCVA’s work is wide, and our reach is broad. That makes our information hard to organise. With this update our aspiration was to make all of that information (157 pages, 429 posts) sensible and easier to navigate. Tell us what you think!

Reminder: Volunteer Centre Oxfordshire’s own website, vcoxfordshire.org is where you can find out about volunteering opportunities and events, volunteer coordinator meetings and more.

Source: Trevor Barton