East Midlands Voluntary Youth (EMVY)

Since 2013, One East Midlands has coordinated the East Midlands Voluntary Youth Network. 

Formed in 2000 by voluntary youth groups and networks across the region, EMVY is an inclusive and diverse network for the voluntary youth sector, providing strategic support, influence and advocacy at a regional level.

EMVY aims to:

  • Act as a champion for the work of voluntary and community youth organisations in the region
  • Network regionally and nationally to inform and influence policy affecting young people and their voluntary and community organisations
  • Promote best practice and standards in voluntary youth work across the region
  • Build the capacity of voluntary and community youth organisations to respond to developments in policy and practice including workforce development training, governance and the promotion of progressive practice.

Membership to the EMVY Network is free and all members will receive:

  • A monthly e-bulletin containing all the latest news from the sector
  • Invitations to regional forum events to order to share news and information and to network with colleagues
  • Invitations to youth sector events throughout the region
  • The chance to feed into consultations responses on behalf of the Network
  • And much, much more

For further information and to sign up to the EMVY Network, please either complete the membership form or email eastmidlands@cvys.org.uk

To view a list of all of the current EMVY Network member organisations click here.


EMVY Regional RELOAD event 2018 - Friday 27th April 2018, Nottingham CVS, 7 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, NG1 3FB

To book a place click here and then on “Register Now”

This event will incorporate a range of perspectives on working together regionally and  opportunities to build stronger relationships; taking a positive look at youth work in the East Midlands and England and open up initiatives; outward facing on what has and is working well and on engagement, we are moving forward with confidence in young people's ability to develop.

We invite you to come and share your thoughts and initiatives and hopes and fears within the friendly EMVY experience.

Draft Agenda

  • registration and networking from 9.30-10.15am - get to know your EMVY colleagues over tea, coffee and Vimto!
  • formal agenda commences 10.15am
  • Setting the scene: Community and Voluntary Youth Services England Chair of EMVY
  • Keynote address: Strength in the East Midlands
    This session will analyse how youth work is being shaped and allow interaction on direction of travel
  • Out into the world: some key opportunities and contacts
    Building on last year's conference and looking at how we develop the world view whilst rooted in our communities.
  • Crime and Enthusiasm: are you getting enough?
  • National Association of Boys and Girls Clubs presentation
  • Projects Showcase – an opportunity for your organisation to inform
  • summary, lunch and networking from 1.15pm

Booking information

This event is free for members of EMVY and £20 for non-members, who will be invoiced after they have booked their place.

Book your place by clicking here and then on the “Register Now” button. The deadline for booking is midday on Thursday 26th April 2018.

For further information on this event email eastmidlands@cvys.org.uk.

Presentations from the 2017 EMVY Regional RELOAD event can be found here.


The EMVY Network is guided by an EMVY Network Steering Group who will also initiate, execute and monitor action which supports young people in the region.

The Terms of Reference for both the EMVY Network and the EMVY  Steering Group can be downloaded below:

A summary of the EMVY Network workplan for 2013/14 can be downloaded here.

The EMVY Network regularly organises forum events for its members. The summary reports from previous forum events can be downloaded below.

The EMVY network circulates a monthly e-bulletin of relevant news, events and resources to its members. Archive issues of the e-bulletins can be downloaded below.

If you are having difficultly downloading any of the above e-bulletins please email us at office@one-em.org.uk for assistance.