BAVS is an independent voluntary organisation, established in 1971, with the task of supporting, informing, representing and providing services to community and voluntary groups in the Berwickshire District Area of the Scottish Borders. BAVS is a company limited by guarantee and registered charity, reporting both to Companies House and the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).
It is a member of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) and Voluntary Action Scotland (VAS). BAVS receives some funding from Scottish Government and Scottish Borders Council to help operate its services.
In 2010, BAVS became an integral part of the Scottish Borders Third Sector Interface (BTSI). Each local authority area in Scotland now has an Interface organisation or partnership combining where possible the functions of Council for Voluntary Service (CVS), the Volunteer Centre and the Social Enterprise Chamber.
These organisations work together to share best practise as well as performance monitoring tools. Within the BTSI partnership however BAVS continues to retain its independent status as a CVS supporting rural Berwickshire. For more information go to the Interface Partnership page.BAVS support community and voluntary organisations by providing community development and practical help on a range of issues.
Community Transport & Volunteer Co-ordinator
Wheels Service Assistant
Eyemouth Shop Manager
Coldstream Shop Manager
Duns Shop Manager