How Regional Groups Work

Regional groups meet between 4-6 times each year.  Attending the regional meetings gives you the chance to meet with others doing a similar role in your local area, and to share ideas and best practice.  Many groups run regional events, which can be a great way to significantly raise the profile of student volunteering where you’re based.  Regional groups are also good fun and a great source of support.

Who are the SVN Reps?

Each SVN region has a designated worker (elected from within the region) who co-ordinates the region and liaises with the National Committee to ensure members’ needs are catered for.  

The current reps are as follows:

*** information coming soon! ***

  • London & South East: Mariana Rocha (chair)
  • Midlands: Ann-Marie Harrison (chair)
  • Northeast
  • Northwest: Lindsay Gilbert (main contact)
  • Northern Ireland
  • Scotland
  • Southwest: Helen Stevens (chair)
  • Yorkshire & Humber

All of our regions are encouraging communication with staff from Further Education who work with volunteers and appreciate FE workers input into regional meetings. We are aiming to improve our links with FE volunteer workers, so if you are involved in volunteering in a local FE institution, please contact your regional rep and get involved in your Regional SVN network.

How do I find out what region I am in?

If you're not sure which region you belong to, please contact Mariana (Comms and Soail Media officer) or Nia, (Network Development Officer)