Welcome to West Lancashire Council for Voluntary Service! The CVS is a charity, and was set up in 1973 to help support and develop voluntary and community groups. It is the key umbrella group for such groups in West Lancashire today.
This site contains information about the services we can offer to your group, including funding advice, training, and information. We also have information on local volunteering opportunities and the latest Local Community News - an online bulletin board for local groups, events and services.
Staying Warm in Winter
West Lancs CVS has produced a handy information pack for staying warm in winter. It contains tips on wrapping up warm in lightweight clothing, recipes, and advice for cold winter days. If your community group would like to receive a copy, please contact Helen Jones via
or click here to download a copy.
The VCFS Forum (incorporating the CVS AGM) and Health Network Event is being held on Wednesday 18 February 2015 at Edge Hill University. Click here for more information and click here to book your place - don't miss out!
Directory of Voluntary andCommunity Groups
Please click here to go to the new Directory of Voluntary and Community Groups in West Lancashire.
Community-i : this new website being developed by West Lancs CVS on behalf of One West Lancs, is designed to link people together - enabling funds to be raised for local community activities and services while at the same time helping businesses to raise their profile and promote their products. http://communityiwestlancs.org: Please visit Community-i for local events, community groups and businesses in Ormskirk, Skelmersdale and West Lancs.