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It's time for the Blythswood Shoebox appeal!

We are looking for new and previous VOLUNTEERS to give up a small amount of time for the shoe box sort - help is needed and any time given appreciated!

Please get in touch if you can help during the following dates and times:

Wednesday 7th November 3pm - 7pm
Thursday 8th November 3 - 7pm
Friday 9th November 2 - 7pm

The sort will take place this year in the Drill Hall on Lewis Street, Stornoway.

Please get in touch if you're able to help out!

lewis@volunteeringwesternisles.co.uk

Thank you!
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New Volunteer Befriending training dates

Lynda Bryce from MS Society met with our Development Worker last week to let us know more about the work society carries out

The MS Society is a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, listeners, organisers, ambassadors and fundraisers.

"VOLUNTEERS are a key part of achieving our goals and their support is vital."

13,000 people affected by MS accessed information and services delivered by volunteers through the network of local groups in 2015.

There are 3 local network volunteering organiser roles. Each of these roles are vital to ensuring the support is available to MS communities throughout the UK

COMMUNICATIONS VOLUNTEER
ADMINISTRATION VOLUNTEER
GROUP COORDINATOR

For more detailed information on these volunteer opportunities contact the Volunteer Centre, Stornoway
E-mail lewis@volunteeringwesternisles.co.uk
Phone 018651 700366
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Lynda Bryce from MS Society met with our Development Worker last week to let us know more about the work society carries out

The MS Society is a community of people living with MS, scientists, campaigners, listeners, organisers, ambassadors and fundraisers. 

VOLUNTEERS are a key part of achieving our goals and their support is vital.

13,000 people affected by MS accessed information and services delivered by volunteers through the network of local groups in 2015.

There are 3 local network volunteering organiser roles.  Each of these roles are vital to ensuring the support is available to MS communities throughout the UK

COMMUNICATIONS VOLUNTEER 
ADMINISTRATION VOLUNTEER
GROUP COORDINATOR

For more detailed information on these volunteer opportunities contact the Volunteer Centre, Stornoway
E-mail lewis@volunteeringwesternisles.co.uk
Phone 018651 700366

Make yourself a cup of tea and take a few mins to watch the link below. It shows the great work carried out by Alzheimers Scotland (Lewis and Harris), supporting people with dementia and their families.

Anyone interested in volunteering as part of this welcoming team, taking part in a wide range of activities, then feel free to pop into the Volunteer Centre,95 Cromwell Street, Stornoway or phone 01851 700366 for more detailed information

vimeo.com/channels/alzheimerscotwesternisle?fbclid=IwAR12Fm_3k8-lOrOKOx4QWFOaRaMX6oHIv_Bm1q8oAXXe...
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Make yourself a cup of tea and take a few mins to watch the link below.  It shows the great work carried out by Alzheimers Scotland (Lewis and Harris), supporting people with dementia and their families.

Anyone interested in volunteering as part of this welcoming team, taking part in a wide range of activities, then  feel free to pop into the Volunteer Centre,95 Cromwell Street, Stornoway or phone 01851 700366 for more detailed information 

https://vimeo.com/channels/alzheimerscotwesternisle?fbclid=IwAR12Fm_3k8-lOrOKOx4QWFOaRaMX6oHIv_Bm1q8oAXXeWe1R7YczW6Lpqrc

Western Isles Community Care Forum will be fundraising at a bag packing slot in Stornoway Coop on Sat 20th Oct. Could you assist with the 12-1pm slot or any of the 3-6pm slots?
Please e-mail info@wiccf.co.uk or contact The Volunteer Centre, Stornoway 01851 700366
All help gratefully appreciated.
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Western Isles Community Care Forum will be fundraising at a bag packing slot in Stornoway Coop on Sat 20th Oct. Could you assist  with the 12-1pm slot or any of the 3-6pm slots?
Please e-mail info@wiccf.co.uk or contact The Volunteer Centre, Stornoway 01851 700366 
All help gratefully appreciated.

New info from the Salvation Army for anyone interested in craftsTomorrow at 2pm is the first of our Christmas Craft Sessions. Anyone is welcome to join us as we make Christmas Tree Decorations! The products made will be sold at our Christmas Sale (24th November), with proceeds supporting our work locally. Bring a friend! ... See MoreSee Less

New info from the Salvation Army for anyone interested in crafts

Cats Protection are looking for volunteers...can you help?⭐ Looking for volunteers once again folks! Less than 1 hour 1 morning a week, that's all we need. Please get in touch of you think you can help 😊 (Over 18s only) ⭐ ... See MoreSee Less

Cats Protection are looking for volunteers...can you help?

Penny Book Sale starts todayThere will be a penny book sale on childrens books at the Bethesda Hospice Shop for the next three weeks. Please share. ... See MoreSee Less

Penny Book Sale starts today

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY

Would you like to volunteer at the Stornoway Save the Children Shop?

The shop is very much part of the local community. Joining the team of volunteers allows you to make a real difference raising vital funds for children in the UK and overseas.

What will you be doing?
- welcoming and serving customers
- sorting donations and stock
- making the shop look attractive , clean and tidy
- help with promotional events at the shop
- following all shop processes, including Gift Aid donations

Skills needed
- To be friendly and welcoming
- Be able to chat with customers
- Able to handle money
- Happy to be part of a team
- Flexible and willing to do tasks within the shop

Please call into the Volunteer Centre for more information
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VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY

Would you like to volunteer at the Stornoway Save the Children Shop?

The shop is very much part of the local community.  Joining the team of volunteers allows you to make a real difference raising vital funds for children in the UK and overseas.

What will you be doing?
 - welcoming and serving customers
 - sorting donations and stock
 - making the shop look attractive , clean and tidy
 - help with promotional events at the shop
 - following all shop processes, including Gift Aid donations

Skills needed
 - To be friendly and welcoming
 - Be able to chat with customers
 - Able to handle money
 - Happy to be part of a team
 - Flexible and willing to do tasks within the shop

Please call into the Volunteer Centre for more information

Save the date!We have had the pleasure recently of working with a fantastic group of young guys from 5th Year in the Nicolson on their YPI project (Youth & Philanthropy Initiative).
They have chosen WICCI as their charity to work with over the next few weeks and months.
As part of their involvement they wanted to organise a fundraising coffee morning for us on Saturday 27th October from 11am till 1pm in the 'The Space @ Stornoway Library'.
More details to follow, but we just wanted to inform WICCI supporters to put the date in the diary!
The group are organising the whole thing themselves, and we think their effort and enthusiasm to get involved in this way should be celebrated.
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Take a min to see the great work of @alzscot Lewis and Harris supporting people with dementia and their families. Volunteering opportunities information available at @VolunteeringWI or call into our office 95 Cromwell Street, Stornoway
https://t.co/kd5XZyiTq8

Short notice!! Western Isles Community Care Forum are looking for bag packers for their fundraising event tomorrow at Stornoway Coop. Can you help?
#fundraising #usingsparetimewell #getintouch

Met with Lynda Boyce today @mssocietyuk New volunteering opportunities available for @WesternIsles. Communications Officer, Admin Volunteer and Group Co-ordinator. Contact Volunteer, Stornoway @VolunteeringWI for more info

Volunteering Opportunity available at the Stornoway Save the Children Shop
Contact @VolunteeringWI for more detailed info
#savethechildren

Many congratulations to TSI Western Isles for a successful Committed to Excellence recognition

Delighted to join the @ypi_scotland schools co-ordinator as she worked with local participating charities today alongside @VolunteeringWI #ypi

Our D.W. @VolunteeringWI handing over Trauma Teddies to P.C. Macpherson @policescotland @westernisles @traumateddies
#volunteering #community #greatappeal

Great excitement today for the first GWT visit to Lewis Retirement Centre with Stornoway Primary P.4 #generationsworkingtogether #yoyp18outerhebrides #greatstories #lookingforwardtonextvisit

Start of planning @GenerationsWT with Stornoway Primary class 4
Young volunteer @VolunteeringWI sharing experience before start of visits
#youngvolunteer #yoyp18outerhebrides

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