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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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Save the date!

Thanks to all who came along to the Volunteer Centre and YPI (Young Philanthropy Initiative) Regional Event yesterday.

It was a great opportunity for organisations to find out more about how YPI came about, how secondary schools throughout the Western Isles are involved, how some organisations have benefited from YPI in the past and how they may benefit in the future.

Any registered organisations throughout the Western Isles that would like to find out more about becoming involved with YPI, please call into your local Volunteer Centre for more information
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Thanks to all who came along to the Volunteer Centre and YPI (Young  Philanthropy Initiative) Regional Event yesterday.

It was a great opportunity for organisations to find out more about how YPI came about, how secondary schools throughout the Western Isles are involved, how some organisations have benefited from YPI in the past and how they may benefit in the future.

Any registered organisations throughout the Western Isles that would like to find out more about becoming involved with YPI, please call into your local Volunteer Centre for more informationImage attachment

This is a lovely video capturing some of the work carried out at Solas.

If you would like to volunteer with Alzheimers Scotland - Western Isles then call into the Volunteer Centre for more detailed information on the various opportunities availablePart of our aims and objectives are to try and find new and interesting therapeutic activites for people living with dementia who join us at Solas (day service).

Here is a wee clip of a recent Life story Quilting project that was supported by the very talented Chris Hammacott.

It is always so interesting for us to hear more about people's wonderful life stories...

Click on clip below and please share.
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Another activity with Alzheimers Scotland - Western IslesMonday 29 October 2018.
11am-12pm.
Dementia Resource Centre
18 Bells Road, Stornoway.

With a live Skype link to our friends in Nordalea Care Home, Unst, Shetland.

Come along and join us for a ‘elevenses’. Bring your knitting, crocheting etc and any bits and bobs you’ve finished to show our friends in Shetland.

Please share with all knitters!
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Another activity with Alzheimers Scotland - Western Isles

A huge thanks to all that supported the Volunteer Centre with the Police Scotland Trauma Teddy Appeal, the response has been FANTASTIC. Lots of folk called into the office for the patterns, locals from throughout the island, teachers for their school knitting hobby classes as well as lots of visiting tourists from the cruise boats.

Special thanks to the Carloway Sunshiners group for their large donation of teddies

Our Stornoway office Development Worker handed the teddies over to P.C. Macpherson today.
" Thanks to all who took the time to contribute to this worthy appeal. It is very much appreciated."

Children caught up in traumatic situations in the Highlands will be given a knitted teddy beat to bring them comfort. A "Trauma Teddy", will be carried by police officers on duty in their patrol cars and given to any youngsters experiencing a distressing situation.
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A huge thanks to all that supported the Volunteer Centre with the Police Scotland Trauma Teddy Appeal, the response has been FANTASTIC.  Lots of folk called into the office for the patterns, locals from throughout the island, teachers for their school knitting hobby classes as well as lots of visiting tourists from the cruise boats.

Special thanks to the Carloway Sunshiners group for their large donation of teddies 

Our  Stornoway office Development Worker handed the teddies over to P.C. Macpherson today.
 Thanks to all who took the time to contribute to this worthy appeal.  It is very much appreciated.

Children caught up in traumatic situations in the Highlands will be given a knitted teddy beat to bring them comfort.  A Trauma Teddy, will be carried by police officers on duty in their patrol cars and given to any youngsters experiencing a distressing situation.

 

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Joey Kennedy

Well done Carloway Sunshiners.

A very wet day today for Stornoway Primary P4 visit to the Lewis Retirement Centre for the first of their Intergenerational visits to meet with the service users that attend the Thursday Lunch Club.

Today the children decided to do a meet and greet session. This proved to be very interesting with one pupil finding out that the father of the lady she was speaking to actually stayed in the very house she now lives in, finding out one gentleman is a retired Head Teacher, a great granny getting an unexpected cuddle from her great granddaughter and one pupil danced the Sailors Hornpipe to perfection for all

This is the first of the monthly year long visits that are planned during this school year and the children are already looking forward to the next one

P.S. a big thank you to the lady at the CAB office for inviting the children in to shelter from the heavy shower they were caught up in
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A very wet day today for Stornoway Primary P4 visit to the Lewis Retirement Centre for the first of their Intergenerational visits to meet with the service users that attend the Thursday Lunch Club.

Today the children decided to do a meet and greet session.  This proved to be very interesting with one pupil finding out that the father of the lady she was speaking  to actually stayed in the very house she now lives in, finding out one gentleman is a retired Head Teacher, a great granny getting an unexpected cuddle from her great granddaughter and one pupil danced the Sailors Hornpipe to perfection for all

This is the first of the monthly year long visits that are planned during this school year and the children are already looking forward to the next one

P.S. a big thank you to the lady at the CAB office for inviting the children in to shelter from the heavy shower they were caught up inImage attachmentImage attachment

 

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Cathina Jaffray Jean Macarthur thats u and Lana that they are talking about granny. 💖💖 xx

New info from Marie Curie inviting folk interested in becoming volunteers
See dates belowCome along for a chat, all welcome
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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

Launch of @ypi_scotland at The Nicolson Institute today. Looking forward to another great year and working with local charities and @VolunteeringWI to raise awareness of and engage with local charities #makeadifference #SeoEileanSiar #goypi

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Congrats to Christopher Kerry from the Volunteer Centre staff @VolunteeringWI on achieving your 200 hours (Ascent) Saltire Award @SaltireAwards
#yoyp18outerhebrides #beproudofyourself #confidencebuilding

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