- What is the Viva project?
- Download the Viva Booklet
- Who can the Viva project help?
- Make a referral to Viva
- Get in touch
Here, at Volunteer Cornwall, we firmly believe that everyone has skills and qualities they can bring to volunteering, and volunteering offers something for everyone. This includes people with disabilities and health problems and those that are isolated, lonely or experiencing poverty. We believe volunteering is a fantastic way to build confidence, learn new skills, make friends and engage with your community and that anyone who wants to should be able to volunteer.
We also believe everyone has a right to socialise, take part in activities and meet new people.
Viva is a Cornwall-wide project that enables adults with a broad range of additional needs to access both volunteering and social opportunities. It’s funded by Cornwall Council.
We help people find welcoming, meaningful and enjoyable volunteering opportunities. If needed, we work with key workers, families and other support staff during initial meetings and organize taster sessions with potential host organisations. Support is ongoing until the placement is firmly established.
Click on the link below to download a copy of the latest version of the A5 Viva Booklet.
The VIVA project is for people with a broad range of needs including, but not limited to, those relating to age, frailty, disability, autism/Aspergers, mental health, social exclusion and poverty. We only work with people aged 16 and over, who are living in Cornwall, but if you have any doubts about whether an individual falls within our remit please get in contact.
If you would like to make a referral to us to support an individual into volunteering or social activities, please download and complete the below forms.
tell us about the individual, their health issues or disabilities, support needs and any relevant background information. Please give us as much detail as you can, this helps us to tailor the support to meet the needs of the individual.
For more information or to become involved in the Viva project, feel free to drop a message to a member of the team: