About Us

Who Are We? 

ECVYS has been around for well over 30 years!

We are the only independent voice of the voluntary youth sector in Essex and we aim to support, network and resource the voluntary youth sector whilst building links and possibilities with statutory services that wish to engage with the sector.

We believe that the voluntary youth sector has an important role to play in the life and education of our young people and we seek to enable these services to be the very best that they can be.

Our members are amazing and support over 240,000 children & young people from over 6,000 youth groups/ clubs in Essex & over 25,000 volunteers!

Rachel Brett,                     

ECVYS CEO                       


Our Trustees are representatives from various organisations across Essex that work with young people and we are very glad to have each and every one of them as a part of ECVYS-

Chair: Martin Solder, Essex Boys and Girls Clubs

Vice Chair: Kerry Horner, The Children’s Society

Secretary: Eileen French, The Girl Guides

Treasurer: Peter Dilley, Interact

Bishop Roger Morris: The Chelmsford Diocese