Welcome to

Community Voluntary

Services Tendring


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Who We Are

About us

At Community Voluntary Services Tendring our mission is 'leading and supporting voluntary action and empowering local people'. We aim to support, promote and develop the community and voluntary sector...


Keep up to date with the latest news from CVST, via our E-bulletin and news page, where you can find information on direct support and services, job opportunities, funding opportunities and volunteering.


CVST offer three levels of membership: Full, Associate and friend of CVST. By becoming affiliated to CVST local voluntary and community groups can benefit from many services...


Find out what we do in Clacton


Find out what we do in Harwich

Jaywick Sands

Find out what we do in Jaywick Sands


Find out about our resilience project


For local voluntary organisations & charities

Local Volunteering

Find out more about volunteering


Find out about our Social Prescribing Service

 Cultural Awareness

Find out about The Cultural Awareness Project



Find out more about HILL here

CVST is run by the local community to support, promote and develop voluntary and community action.

We do this in many ways: network breakfasts, coffee drop-ins to build community cohesion, hosting the Annual Voluntary Sector Conference and Exhibition, fundraising events such as the popular Annual Victorian Christmas Market, and much more.

Through our Community Information Centre downtown Clacton, we offer:

  • signposting to information and advice;
  • regular newsletters packed with charity information;
  • beach hut hire;
  • training;
  • meeting rooms available to hire at reasonable rates, to local groups.





Room Hire


Lunch Club


Watch our
Hill Project film

Watch our
Getting Ian Home film

Watch our
This is Shirley film

What's On

Community Network

Join our networking event for community organisations. Book your place now.


Promoting resilient & dementia friendly communities in Tendring.

Victorian Christmas Market

Book your stand, showcase your craft, and join other local fundraisers at this ever-popular event.


Our community events are the perfect platform for networking and information sharing.

The Essex Map

The Essex Map is a free tool designed to bring our communities closer together by helping you to find the services, groups, and activities available in your area. The Essex Map isn’t just for anyone though, it was created to promote the work of organisations and individuals who work hard to make our communities better, rather than those who focus on making a profit. Adding a listing to the Essex Map is completely free! To add a listing for your group, activity, or organisation click here.

The Essex Map
North East Essex Health & Wellbeing Alliance
Can Do Health & Care
Tendring Youth Network
Vision for Volunteering
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