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Whatever your walk of life, step forward now

Are you interested in becoming a Special Constable?

Special Constable Recruitment Open Day

Saturday 25th November 2017 9am-4pm

Stornoway Police Station
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Whatever your walk of life, step forward now

Are you interested in becoming a Special Constable?

Special Constable Recruitment Open Day

Saturday 25th November 2017 9am-4pm

Stornoway Police Station

Volunteer Centre Western Isles (Stornoway) shared Alzheimer Scotland - Western Isles's photo.

Shout out for volunteers!

A great team to volunteer with. If you have an hour or two to spare get in touch via the contacts below or via the Volunteer Centre 01851 700366
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If you have some time to spare and want to help us make sure no one faces dementia alone we'd love to hear from you. Please contact the Solas Day Centre to arrange a visit on 01851 706767... We really need our volunteers to help us continue to support people living with dementia. (Training and full support provided as well as expenses)

Shout out for volunteers!

A great team to volunteer with.  If you have an hour or two to spare get in touch via the contacts below or via the Volunteer Centre 01851 700366

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES WITH CHEST, HEART & STROKE WESTERN ISLES

Could you be a Befriender Volunteer?

This service aims to reduce isolation and enhance the quality of life of people living with Heart Failure. It offers one to one companionship information and support, by matching volunteers with a client whom they visit regularly as well as meeting with other befrienders and clients as a group on outings and get togethers
This service is flexible to the needs of the clients.

Volunteers can be from all walks of life and of all ages. Training is offered. For more detailed information contact The Volunteer Centre 01851 700366 or call into our office at 95 Cromwell Street
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VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES WITH CHEST, HEART & STROKE WESTERN ISLES

Could you be a Befriender Volunteer?

This service aims to reduce isolation and enhance the quality of life of people living with Heart Failure.  It offers one to one companionship information and support, by matching volunteers with a client whom they visit regularly as well as meeting with other befrienders and clients as a group on outings and get togethers
This  service is flexible to the needs of the clients.

Volunteers can be from all walks of life and of all ages.  Training is offered.  For more detailed information contact The Volunteer Centre 01851 700366 or call into our office at 95 Cromwell Street

Volunteer Centre Western Isles (Stornoway) is with Susan McGrath.

Well done to Rebecca McGrath

Rebecca was presented with her 10, 25 and 50 hours Saltire Awards certificates. She is a volunteer with the Boys Brigade and also volunteered throughout the summer with Third Sector Hebrides.

"Volunteering has helped me develop my confidence and leadership skills. I would recommend volunteering to others as it is a great way to build up on skills and learn new skills which can be added to a C.V." Rebecca McGrath
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Well done to Rebecca McGrath

Rebecca was presented with her 10, 25 and 50 hours Saltire Awards certificates.  She is a volunteer with the Boys Brigade and also volunteered throughout the summer with Third Sector Hebrides.

Volunteering has helped me develop my confidence and leadership skills.  I would recommend volunteering to others as it is a great way to build up on skills and learn new skills which can be added to a C.V.   Rebecca McGrath

Volunteer Centre Western Isles (Stornoway) shared Young Scot's photo.

Info from Young Scot

We only went and launched #YOYP2018 this morning! 😱 Get ready for a year of showing you the #truthaboutyouth in Scotland as we celebrate young people in 2018! πŸŽ‰ 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿
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We only went and launched #YOYP2018 this morning! 😱 Get ready for a year of showing you the #truthaboutyouth in Scotland as we celebrate young people in 2018! πŸŽ‰ 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Info from Young Scot

We only went and launched #YOYP2018 this morning! 😱 Get ready for a year of showing you the #truthaboutyouth in Scotland as we celebrate young people in 2018! πŸŽ‰ 🏴󠁧󠁒󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Volunteer Centre Western Isles (Stornoway) shared a post.

Can you help Marge on Sat 18th at 11am? Loads of trees have already been planted but still a way to go.
Contact the Vcwi Stornoway for contact details
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Hi again! More tree planting this Saturday 18th if anyone can make it! Kick off @11am. Over 5000 little uns in already with a lot of help from this site and the community! So grateful! πŸ˜€ Give us a shout if you think you can make it! Shader, Barvas area. Soup/pizza @sarnies for sustenance! πŸŒ²πŸ˜ƒπŸŒ²xx

Can you help Marge on Sat 18th at 11am?  Loads of trees have already been planted but still a way to go.
Contact the Vcwi Stornoway for contact details

Volunteer Centre Western Isles (Stornoway) is with Alasdair Allan and Sandy Morrison.

Well done to our Ambassador Sandy Morrison

Sandy is also the MSYP representative and he took part in a Q&A session with Alasdair Allan MSP which was recently held at Pointers
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Well done to our Ambassador Sandy Morrison

Sandy is also the  MSYP representative and he took part in a Q&A session with Alasdair Allan MSP which was recently held at Pointers

Can you spare an hour or two to volunteer for Eilean Siar Foodbank at the annual Tesco collection?

Dates are Thursday 30th November, Friday 1st and 2nd December

Slots needed to be filled are 9-11am, 11am-1pm, 1-3pm and 3-5 pm.

Duties will involve either handing out leaflets at the front door or sitting at a table receiving and sorting donations.

For more information on how to become a volunteer contact the Volunteer Centre via our facebook page, phone 01851 700366 of call in when passing
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Can you spare an hour or two to volunteer for Eilean Siar Foodbank at the annual Tesco collection?

Dates are Thursday 30th November, Friday 1st and 2nd December 

Slots needed to be filled are 9-11am, 11am-1pm, 1-3pm and 3-5 pm.

Duties will involve either handing out leaflets at the front door or sitting at a table receiving and sorting donations.

For more information on how to become a volunteer contact the Volunteer Centre via our facebook page, phone 01851 700366 of call in when passing

It has been a very busy time lately at the Volunteer Centre with team meetings, training, holidays etc and our facebook page has been a little neglected.
Back to it now so keep an eye out for new volunteering opportunities coming up and let us know if you are planning to volunteer with any organisations over the festive period or if you are interested in finding out more about volunteering with one of the many organisations throughout our islands
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Volunteer Centre Western Isles (Stornoway) shared Befriending Lewis's photo.

Are you interested in becoming a Befriender?
If so can you attend the up coming training dates?
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Becoming a Befriender is a wonderful experience! πŸ’« fun free training (and a tasty lunch!) πŸ’« meet new people πŸ’« lots of ongoing support πŸ’« training opportunities πŸ’« paid expenses πŸ’« giving something back! πŸ‘πŸ»

Are you interested in becoming a Befriender?
If so can you attend the up coming training dates?

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