Our Projects

At the Centre Supporting Voluntary Action we host numerous different projects across Chelmsford City, its villages, South Woodham Ferrers and beyond. From Social Prescribing to a Men’s Shed. Find out about each individual project below.


There are hundreds of volunteering opportunities in Chelmsford. As host of the Volunteer Centre we can connect you to your perfect voluntary opportunity.

The Chelmsford Men’s Shed

The Chelmsford Shed aims to be a progression of your typical garden shed, where men spend many hours of their days pursuing their practical interests,  with the introduction of a community element.

Connect Well Essex

Do you want to feel more involved in your community, meet new people or make some changes to improve your health and wellbeing?
Then why not let Connect Well help make the first step towards making change a little easier.

Chelmsford 4 Good

Our corporate brokering project that works to raise the profile of local small charities with businesses. This includes helping your small business to encourage your employees to volunteer or help in other ways to support local!

Live Well Link Well

We all want to live well but sometimes we need help to do this. Live Well Link Well is a free and confidential Social Prescribing service that provides practical or emotional  support of a non-medical nature.


The Supporting Wellbeing Operations Team project enables health and social care students to gain practical experience of the obstacles faced by vulnerable people leaving hospital, whilst providing vital community support.

Essex Connects

An Essex wide database of Voluntary and Community Sector organisations that makes finding the appropriate organisation easy.

Winter Warm

Working with a number of trusted local delivery partners we offer winter warm resilience support to the local community and patients at Broomfield Hospital.

Rayleigh & Rochford Timebank

Working as part of the Essex Timebank Network, Chelmsford CVS hosts the Rayleigh & Rochford Timebank project.

Chelmsford 4 Good Charity Shop

Our charity shop helps to support our own charitable objectives, provides volunteering opportunities for people with social or other support needs and has enabled the Chelmsford 4 Good Future Fund in support of local causes to grow to almost £14,000.

Anglian Water: Keep It Clear

Keep It Clear is Anglian Water’s campaign to help reduce the misery, cost, bad smells and potential flooding and pollution caused by avoidable blockages.

My Weight Matters

Working in partnership with ACE Lifestyle, thanks to the support of trained volunteers we operate an accredited weekly community weigh in service here at the Centre and Danbury Medical Practice.

Holiday Hamper

In collaboration with Chelmsford Child and Family Wellbeing Service, Chelmsford Foodbank, The Community Sport & Wellbeing Team and local schools we support a project that collects donations to deliver holiday hampers to local families in need.