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  • Volunteering Matters Action Earth 2019 Grants

    Volunteering Matters Action Earth 2019 Grants Volunteering Matters Action Earth empowers people in Scotland to take action and improve their local environment through volunteering. Any group of volunteers can apply […]

  • Challenge Poverty Week 7th to 13th October 2019

    Challenge Poverty Week has been coordinated by the Poverty Alliance for the last seven years, and it is an opportunity to highlight what is being done to address poverty and to commit to more action in the future. Last year nearly 200 events were organised by organisations, individuals and elected representatives as part of Challenge Poverty Week

  • Scotland’s Women Stand – Regional Event in Stornoway 7th September

    Scotland’s Women Stand is a movement to support and empower the women of Scotland to stand for political office. A major focus of this movement is a massive event we’re hosting at the Scottish Parliament on 7th September, where we’re bringing 400 women together for an inspirational day of keynote speeches, workshops, and networking.
    Alongside the Scottish Parliament event and also on Saturday, 7th September, we’re running four “regional hubs” across the country and one of these four regional hubs will be taking place at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in Stornoway, on 7th September, from 9:30AM – 3PM. The event is completely free to attend.

Youth Volunteering>

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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Staff from our Stornoway office visited Sgoil Araich Lacasdail English Nursery today to speak about volunteering. Keep an eye out for the children picking up rubbish in the community with their new litter pickers.

Volunteers urgently need for a variety of opportunities at The Lewis Carnival on Saturday 3 August. If you think you can help please email: thelewiscarnival@gmail.com for more information or Facebook message Lewis Carnival @lewiscarnival

Feel like doing something new? Message us to ask about volunteering anywhere in the Western Isles! https://t.co/0S9rsOHdfb

Volunteer opportunity at Blythswood Care Western Isles
Flexible hours, over 18s
General duties in a busy organised charity shop
Call into the Volunteer Centre in Stornoway or call 01851 700366 for more detailed info

Point Beavers and Cubs are looking for leaders to join their team. Call into the Volunteer Centre, Stornoway for more detailed info @VolunteeringWI #outdoorfun #beaversandcubs

Thanks to Design PRINT Publish Stornoway for the great work they put into our new bright and refreshing Annual Reports and Volunteer Centre leaflets. @VolunteeringWI

Call in when passing to pick up yours!


VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY - Can you give some of your time on Friday 23rd Aug p.m. to help organise items for the Salvation Army, Stornoway Branch upcoming Baby Bank Sale?
Call into the Vol Centre, Stornoway for more info or call 01851 700366


Alzheimer Scotland Western Isles Volunteer & Supporters Gathering. MSP Alasdair Allan opened with thanks and recognition of the strong tradition of volunteering in the islands. A great crowd - We couldn’t do it without you 🙏 @alasdairallan @VolunteeringWI @alzscot @VolScotland

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