Selby District Association of Voluntary Service (AVS)

Community Support

Established in 1977 – our aim is simple – to enable the voluntary and community sector to grow and flourish, whilst at the same time supporting an inclusive community for everyone living and working in Selby District.
We deliver a diverse combination of services and projects across the District. Continually striving to support the development of new and established organisations, opportunities, and partnerships, we aim to address the needs of the community and to help fill gaps in service provision.
We love collaborating with others through our partnerships, research and development work, whilst also providing accessible and welcoming community spaces.

How do we do this?

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  • Support, information, and guidance for community groups and organisations.
  • For individuals
  • Partnerships and Collaborations – hosting and contributing to a range of networks and forums
  • Opportunities – to share information, bring people together, address gaps in service provision, trial new initiatives
Community Delivery

Direct service provision:

  • Community Transport Scheme,
  • Social Prescribing Service,
  • Employability training schemes including Career Development Coaching,
  • Holistic support for vulnerable people.
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Researching and evaluating community needs and developing innovative ways to demonstrate the social impact of what we do.

Community House Selby

Developing and managing Community Buildings and Spaces, consulting, investing, and engaging residents to ensure viable and sustainable community assets for the future.

Selby District AVS is your Local Community Support Organisation

Coronavirus Support

Selby District AVS is your Local Community Support Organisation

If you are being affected by the recent coronavirus measures and need help:

Contact us for Support, Advice, Signposting & Information

Monday – Friday

8.30am to 5.00pm

01757 291111

To keep up to date with the latest information, sign up to our Facebook page.

If you need help with local services, someone to run errands, do your shopping, or pick up prescriptions, please contact us. We can also signpost into other local services and projects to help with both practical and emotional support.

If you are in urgent need of advice and help, outside of our opening hours, you can contact North Yorkshire County Council on 01757 780780, who will be open throughout this period.

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Our values
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Our values


Ensuring inclusion and equality for everyone and celebrating diversity


Working with others to achieve shared aspirations and goals


Welcoming all organisations, sectors and individuals to access our services, and support, offering our skills to new collaborations

Kindness and authenticity

Supporting individuals with a refreshing combination of thoughtfulness, honesty, solutions, referrals, and motivation

We are here to help!

If you’re in need of advice, please do get in touch.

If we aren’t able to help you directly, we’ll know someone locally who can.

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