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Volunteer as part of Year of Young People 2018 throughout the Outer Hebrides – you never know where it could take you! Watch local girl Eleanor Nicolson’s volunteer journey, produced by the Wee Studio.

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Not long now until Volunteers' Week.

How will you thank your volunteers?

Call in or contact your Volunteer Centre for more information
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Not long now until Volunteers Week.  

How will you thank your volunteers? 

Call in or contact your Volunteer Centre for more information

Volunteer Centre Western Isles (Stornoway) shared Volunteer Scotland's post.

Information on volunteering abroad from British Red Cross
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Interested in International Volunteering? 🌍✔️ Well British Red Cross have opportunities available in France🇫🇷, Portugal 🇵🇹and Iceland! 🇮🇸 Their International Youth Volunteering Programme (IYVP) offers young people (aged 18-30) the chance to volunteer overseas in another European country for eight to twelve months. Funded by the European Commission as part of their European Voluntary Service (EVS) scheme, all IYVP projects are community-based, spanning a wide range of different services. Travel, accommodation and insurance costs are covered and volunteers will receive ...

Information on volunteering abroad from British Red Cross

Isles FM volunteers will be at Tesco tomorrow selling raffle tickets for some great prizes

Anyone willing to go along to help for an hour or so?

If so send a quick e-mail to Kathleen kathleen@isles.fm phone 703333 or contact the Volunteer Centre and your contact details can be passed on
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Isles FM volunteers will be at Tesco tomorrow selling raffle tickets for some great prizes

Anyone willing to go along to help for an hour or so? 

If so send a quick e-mail to Kathleen kathleen@isles.fm phone 703333 or contact the Volunteer Centre and your contact details can be passed on

Volunteer Centre Western Isles (Stornoway) added 2 new photos.

Janet Marshall from Clean Coast Outer Hebrides called into the office to talk about all the great work that has been going on throughout the islands with the beach clean-ups

She was delighted to receive our environmental pack and said it would be a great help for the volunteers on the beach clean ups.

The second pic shows Janet speaking to a class at Stornoway Primary School about how important is is to have clean beaches and the damage dirty beaches have on sea-life etc around our islands
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Janet Marshall from Clean Coast Outer Hebrides called into the office to talk about all the great work that has been going on throughout the islands with the beach clean-ups
 
She was delighted to receive our environmental pack and said it would be a great help  for the volunteers on the beach clean ups.

The second pic shows Janet speaking to a class at Stornoway Primary School about how important is is to have clean beaches and the damage dirty beaches have on sea-life etc around our islands

Volunteer Centre Western Isles (Stornoway) shared Befriending Lewis's post.

Are you interested in becoming a Befriender? New training dates now offered.......
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Befriending really is all about putting a smile on someone's face and an hour a week is all it takes. Sign up for one of our free training sessions, to get involved as a face to face befriender, a telephone befriender or a gym buddy. Or just get in touch to find out more.

Are you interested in becoming a Befriender? New training dates now offered.......

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

"Tea and Blether," in Tolsta ......TODAY
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Dementia Friendly Cafe, Tigh Ceilidh - Tolsta. Tomorrow 2pm-3.30pm. ALL are very welcome - spread the word!! Transport available if required please call 07771925730 to arrange or email mmacinnes@alzscot.org Supported by Tolsta Community Development Ltd Address: Tigh Ceilidh School Road, North Tolsta HS2 0NE Phone: 01851 890443 Website: tcdl.co.uk

Tea and Blether,  in Tolsta ......TODAY

BIG FIT WALK EVENT COORDINATOR (X16 VACANCIES)
LEWIS X4, HARRIS X4, UIST X4, BARRA X4

In support of Year of Young People 2018 the Health Promotion Department seeks to enrol groups of 4 Event Coordinators across the Outer Hebrides, aged 16-26, to support the provision of one-off Paths for All "Big Fit Walk" walking events in communities across the islands

The Event Coordinator groups will be supported by Health Promotion staff in planning, organising, running and evaluating a Big Fit walk during the month of June 2018. The walk aims to be engaging, interactive and fun!

Applicants should be available for 1 hour per week for 4-6 weeks prior to the event for planning and 2 weeks after for evaluating the event

This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people. Out of pocket expenses are in line with CEL 23. Saltire Awards are available through these opportunities

For more information contact Volunteer Centre, 95 Cromwell Street, Stornoway, 01851 700036 or via facebook Volunteer Centre Western Isles, Stornoway page
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BIG FIT WALK EVENT COORDINATOR (X16 VACANCIES)
LEWIS X4, HARRIS X4, UIST X4, BARRA X4

In support of Year of Young People 2018 the Health Promotion Department seeks to enrol groups of 4 Event Coordinators across the Outer Hebrides, aged 16-26, to support the provision of one-off Paths for All Big Fit Walk walking events in communities across the islands

The Event Coordinator groups will be supported by Health Promotion staff in planning, organising, running and evaluating a Big Fit walk during the month of June 2018.  The walk aims to be engaging, interactive and fun!

Applicants should be available for 1 hour per week for 4-6 weeks prior to the event for planning and 2 weeks after for evaluating the event

This is a great opportunity to learn new skills and meet new people.  Out of pocket expenses are in line with CEL 23.   Saltire Awards are available through these opportunities 

For more information contact Volunteer Centre, 95 Cromwell Street, Stornoway, 01851 700036 or via facebook Volunteer Centre Western Isles, Stornoway page

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

An update from Alzheimers Scotland, Western Isles, (Stornoway)

Anyone interested in volunteering with the team then call into the Volunteer Centre, Stornoway or contact us on facebook. We will be happy to give you more details on volunteering opportunities
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Get ready...Dementia Awareness Week 2018 takes place 4-10 June! This year the week focuses on making sure nobody faces dementia alone. There are lots of ways you can get involved so please keep an eye on this page for all events planned. If you'd like more information please contact us on 01851 702123 or email mmacinnes@alzscot.org

An update from Alzheimers Scotland, Western Isles, (Stornoway)

Anyone interested in volunteering with the team then call into the Volunteer Centre, Stornoway or contact us on facebook. We will be happy to give you more details on  volunteering opportunities

New different volunteering opportunity now open
@SpeakUniqueVB require voice donors with a Western Isles accent to record their voice in Stornoway on 9th,10th and 11th April. Over 16's with good clear speech. Contact @VolunteeringWI to book a slot
#westernisles #communicationaids

Another visit to Stornoway Primary School. This time to present Miss Wilson's class with our environmental kits to help them with their beach clean up as part of their Callanish Award #youthvolunteering #beachclenup

"What i think a volunteer looks like."
Volunteer Centre @VolunteeringWI gave talk on volunteering to Class 4 Stornoway Primary pupils before class visit to Retirement Centre tomorrow @GenerationsWT @cne_siar @hebyoyp18

The Young Islander group celebrated International Womens Day by reading out messages to women of inspiration
The group were presented with their 25 hour Saltire Awards @SaltireAwards Young Scot points @YoungScot and a gift from the local Volunteer @VolunteeringWI @hebyoyp18

Lovely view from Volunteer Centre office today @VolunteeringWI great to see the sun #westernisles #MondayMotivation

Are you interested in furniture restoration? Second Chance Restoration and Up-cycling are looking for volunteers Let us know if you are interested @VolunteeringWI
#volunteeringopportunity #furniturerestoration #shareyourskills

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The Development Worker from the Volunteer Centre @VolunteeringWI presented pupils at Laxdale School @LaxdalePrimary with environmental packs to help them with their planned beach clean up. Hope it will be a nice day on the day
#youthvolunteering #callanishawards #beachcleanup

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Happy Valentines Day to all the volunteers out there @VolunteeringWI
#valuedvolunteers

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