VAST is a charity dedicated to developing, advancing and promoting the voluntary and community sector in Staffordshire. We do this by providing key services and valuable support, and by encouraging professional development. Our aim is to help the local voluntary and community sector prosper and grow. We do this by providing representation and advocacy at a strategic level both locally and nationally as well as through helping organisations recruit and maintain volunteers, supporting them with the running and development of their organisations and providing them with professional and affordable accountancy, graphic design and digital services.
Throughout the COVID 19 pandemic VAST has worked alongside Stoke on Trent City Council on the Stoke on Trent Together project which brings together local statutory and voluntary sector services to co-ordinate help and support to the most vulnerable residents of the City all in e place. Through this project we have received over 3,500 requests for support to date and almost 300 individuals have been placed in volunteering roles to ensure the voluntary sector can meet the increased demand being placed on their services.