Volunteer Centre Western Isles will be working to support the COVID-19 response in the following ways:

– Helping in the promotion of volunteer roles related to the COVID-19 response

– Communicating with local volunteers and organisations to let them know what is happening and connect them where relevant

– Providing advice and guidance on volunteering safely when dealing with vulnerable members of the public.

Please check our website news, facebook and instagram for the latest volunteering opportunities, updates and good practice guides.

Get in touch with any questions – we are here to help!

Our latest news >

  • Volunteer Centre Newsletter COVID-19

    Please click below for the latest Volunteer Centre Western Isles Newsletter with COVID-19 updates and info for volunteer involving organisations https://mailchi.mp/710ff832c98f/covid-19-volunteer-information-update

  • New COVID-19 restrictions and volunteering

    It is crucial that all staff and volunteers working in the sector follow the current government advice to stay at home wherever possible and strictly limit face-to-face contact. Only services which are essential should be provided in communities.

  • Covid-19/Coronavirus FAQs – Volunteer Guides

    We have put together the following FAQ page to help people who want to help out during the current Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

We're looking for volunteers📣

Volunteer to do your bit and help Scotland get through it. Whether it's practical or emotional support, there are lots of ways you can help.

Find out more and sign up ➡️ http://readyscotland.org


More info on facebook page
For the Love of Scrubs - Our NHS needs you


.@CHSScotland, Scotland’s leading volunteering charity caring for people at risk of coronavirus, has issued a rallying call for people to join the largest volunteer drive that Scotland has seen in a generation.

Volunteer Centre latest newsletter with info for our volunteer organisations on the COVID-19 response in the Western Isles



New rule are crystal clear. #StayAtHome except for these limited reasons:

✅To shop for basic necessities

✅For one form of exercise a day

✅For medical/care needs, or to help a vulnerable person

✅To travel to and from work but only if it is a necessity.


With immediate effect ferry companies will no longer take non-essential travellers.

From now on Ferries will be for those who live on our islands, who have an essential need to travel to or from the mainland and for essential supplies or business. Nothing else.

To keep links with the older generation P4a wrote special cards to their friends at the Fàilte Centre #intergenerational #healthandwellbeing #Fàiltecentre #friendship #VolunteeringWI

We have put together FAQs information on our web page http://www.volunteercentrewi.org to help people who want to help out and volunteer during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Please share


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