How we are organised
AVP Britain is divided into six regions. These are Scotland, Wales, North West, South West, North East and East Midlands and London and the South East. Each region has a coordinator and management committee. They are semi-autonomous, they fundraise and organise their workshop programmes, whilst adhering to AVP’s national policies and strategies.
The Board of Trustees has overall responsibility for Alternatives to Violence Project Britain which is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. The Volunteer Training and Support Committee is responsible for overseeing the facilitator and volunteer training activities of the organisation and monitoring support.
AVP around the UK
London and South East region runs workshops on the last weekend of the month. Each workshop takes place on Saturday and Sunday, 10am-6pm, at a location just five minutes' walk from Old Street tube station. The fee for the weekend is £95 (£30 for unwaged), and we offer free places to ex-offenders, and homeless people. We also offer introductory 'taster' sessions, and tailor-made series of workshops, for partner organisations.
For more information, contact us on 020 7324 4757 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AVP North West runs about twenty workshops a year in the Greater Manchester Area. The workshops are held in Sale and Northenden; both are south of Manchester City Centre and in Ashton under Lyne, which is located east of the city centre.
Workshops are sixteen hours duration, three hours on Friday evening and all day on Saturday and Sunday. The cost is £110. We offer concession for people on benefits.
For more information ring 0161 832 3660 on a Monday or Wednesday, email email@example.com or write to AVP Northwest, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS
AVP Yorkshire is currently focusing on workshops in the community, although we hope to build an AVP presence in prisons in the future. We hold around 10 weekend workshops each year which are open to anyone.
We also partner with several organisations across the region to offer workshops and courses specifically for their service users. Most of our work is with adults but we have recently started partnership work with organisations for young people.
Our main hub is in Leeds and we are also active in Bradford, York, and Harrogate. Outside of Yorkshire, we are the contact point for the North East and East Midlands. Volunteers are always welcome if you're interested in getting involved.
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0747 998 2703
AVP Wales has two working groups, one in South Wales and one in North Wales. Our work is currently focused on delivering community workshops and taster sessions in partnership with other third sector organisations, including bespoke workshops for young people. We are also working to develop links with prisons across Wales, to deliver workshops and promote the online FUTC course. We are currently looking for new trainee facilitators (voluntary) and new Steering Committee members for the South Wales group. If you are interested in volunteering in either of these roles please contact Katrina Rigby, Development Officer, Alternatives to Violence Project Wales
Website – http://www.avpwales.org.uk
Phone: 07716 127099