About VAL

Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL) is a charity that supports communities by helping people and organisations that do good in Leeds.

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Vision

All third sector organisations in Leeds have the skills, resources, support and voice to achieve their aspirations.

Mission

To support and enable positive social action to build thriving, empowered and inclusive local communities.

Purpose

Supporting groups and organisations in local communities, of place and interest, to develop and achieve positive social change from within.

Values

  • Equality & Diversity: Voluntary Action Leeds (VAL) believes that every person has a unique gift and ability to make a positive difference. We will strive to create an equality of opportunity for all and value difference so that a fitting place for these gifts and abilities is found.

  • Cooperation: More commitment to cooperation rather than competition is the way changes from within communities will occur. We will be committed to being a valued partner and a facilitator of mutually beneficial partnerships for others.

  • Innovation: It might not be through creating the next breakthrough technological product that we will evidence innovation. Adaptability and a willingness to change in pursuit of our social mission is how we will continue to demonstrate our value in innovation.

  • Accountability: VAL is a respected and trusted organisation and we have worked hard to earn this reputation. Accountability and honesty have been at the heart of our work through doing what we say we will and not making promises we can't uphold. This approach will remain central to ethos.

  • Empowerment & Involvement: VAL is committed to ensuring that people have opportunities to influence the decisions that affect their lives, and the skills and knowledge to make good use of those opportunities.

PQASSO

In March 2015 VAL achieved the PQASSO Quality Mark at Level 1