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Transport Office: 01572 724 705

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Voluntary Action Rutland supports and promotes local voluntary action by providing advice, information, support, training and consultation. We offer a wide range of services to members of the Rutland community and give priority to those most in need.

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VAR is based at the Rutland Volunteer Centre, which can be accessed from Lands’ End Way in Oakham. Many Trusts, charities, businesses, volunteers and funders have contributed both time and money to make VAR a pleasant and friendly place to meet.

The Rutland Volunteer Centre is also home to a number of voluntary sector organisations which provide a wide range of services to the community.                      

VAR holds a comprehensive database of community groups and charities supporting the Rutland community, contact us for more details.

VAR is an ideal venue for all your meetings and events because of its central location in Rutland and excellent facilities for disabled users.  There is also easy access to public transport and free parking!!!!


So if you are interested in volunteering, would like to use our transport scheme, or your voluntary group needs some guidance then visit the pages on our website and get in touch with VAR!

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VAR Community Vehicle for Sale
-Renault Espace MPV, 57 plate, 2 litre CDti diesel, 7 seater, 67,000 miles.
-Service history, MOT until October 2015.
-Remote radio/cd player, tinted rear windows, A/C, rear window blinds, cruise control, automatic lights, headlights wash, removable seats.
-Colour red. Price to be negotiated.
-Contact Mr Freeborough on 01572 725485 for further information.

Free IT Sessions
-For beginners - learn how to use a digital device, how to online bank and shop, how to protect yourself on the internet and online communicating!
-Every Tuesday from 1.30pm-4.30pm starting February 17th and ending March 24th.
-Start learning and gaining new skills on your digital devices. Come along even if you are unsure—we are here to help with any devices you have and how to use them!
-Sign up to any session you want - attending one session is not a commitment to all of them!

Do you have a Digital Camers you no longer use?
Responsible Photography Photo Projects provide participants in the UK and overseas with new, shared experiences, personal learning and development opportunities, and are lots of fun!
They will be visiting Etheopia in April and need your help!
Equipment needed:
-Digital Cameras - compact or 'easy to use' suitable for young children, beginners or people with eye sight challenges. These should be complete with cables, batteries, cards & chargers.
Bring your donations to Voluntary Action Rutland and we will pass them on.
THANK YOU