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  • Give a Gift, Light Up a Life Christmas Gift Appeal ends Monday 16th December

    We are delighted with the response for this Christmas Appeal! People are being very generous with their donations. We will still be able to receive donations up to Monday 16th […]

  • British Sign Language Webinar

    contactSCOTLAND-BSL is Scotland’s nationally funded (Scottish Government) online British Sign Language (BSL) interpreting video relay service (VRS). The service is delivered by Sign Language Interactions on behalf of the Scottish Government. The service enables Scotland’s BSL/Deaf community to make contact with all public bodies and third sector organisations. To assist us with ‘getting the word’ out, we have scheduled a webinar for Thursday 23rd January 2020 at 2.30-3.30pm.

  • Give a Gift, Light up a Life Christmas appeal

    This Christmas, the Volunteer Centre Western Isles are working in partnership with the NHS Western Isles Community Navigators to support adults in Lewis and Harris who may be lonely or socially isolated.

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If you are 25 or under, volunteer with us – you never know where it could take you! We have opportunities throughout the Outer Hebrides – tell us what you are interested in and we will help you find a volunteering opportunity. Watch local girl Eleanor Nicolson’s volunteer journey, produced by the Wee Studio.

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  • Workshops and Training
    Workshops and Training

    We offer a range of free Volunteer Management Training through our Training Programme which runs across the Outer Herbrides.

  • Networks and Forums
    Networks and Forums

    We run Volunteer Network meetings for volunteer managers. The VOLNET meetings are very informal and offer managers a chance to share practice and network.fr

  • Template Volunteer Policy
    Sample Volunteering Policy

    You can download template Volunteer Policies here or contact us for support to develop your organisations volunteer policies.

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Anyone looking for a new challenge for 2020? New job with @BfN_UK supporting new volunteer peer supporters in @NHSWI #outerhebrides #breastfeeding #peersupport #breastfeedingfriendlyscotland @UistCVO @VolunteeringWI https://t.co/TtYuZn4YFC

Find out more about the small grants programme available for people within the Western Isles affected by Dementia

You are very welcome to pop into our office for a chat and a cuppa at 95 Cromwell Street, Stornoway to find out more about our volunteer opportunities on offer

The response to our Christmas appeal in partnership with NHS Community Navigators, "Let your Light Shine," has been AMAZING.
Last date to donate is Monday 16th December

Christmas carol singing in Gaelic. Ongoing GWT visits to the Failte Centre with class P4 Stornoway Primary

Christmas visit to Failte Centre with 2 x Stornoway Primary P4 classes. All singing carols getting into the Christmas spirit and handing out Christmas cards made in class #gwt #christmascheer

Organisation Excellence recognition and volunteer dedication recognition presentations with Ness & Shader Community First Responders #FirstResponders

Well done to Sgoil Araich Lacasdail, English Nursery. They have been busy litter picking on a beach clean up and while out on their walks. They were presented with their Callanish Awards for their hard work #volunteering #callanishawards


Summit Award presentations

Andrew Hughson and James Cunningham were presented with the prestigious Summit Awards by Clive Rowlands, Board Chairman, Volunteer Centre Western Isles for their exceptional volunteering input

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