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Launch of Scotland’s Volunteering Action Plan

Increasing opportunities across Scotland’s communities. The plan was launched in Glasgow at The Gathering, SCVO’s celebration of Scotland’s voluntary sector. The plan aims to create an environment where everyone can volunteer, more often, and throughout their lives, with a specific focus on tackling inequality within volunteering, so that those who would traditionally experience barriers to …

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Say THANK YOU this Volunteers Week! 1st – 7th June

Volunteers’ Week Scotland 2022 #VolunteersWeekScot About Volunteers’ Week Volunteers’ Week is a UK wide campaign that takes place from 1-7 June every year. It’s a time when volunteering involving organisations are encouraged to thank and celebrate their volunteers, past and present. The Volunteers’ Week campaign started in 1984, which means this year marks the 38th …

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Lots of us want to try to help people in the Ukraine – here are some ways to volunteer your support

Support for Ukraine   Financial donations Funds are normally the most useful donation you can make, particularly when giving to charities with experience of operating in crisis zones. There are many reputable non-profit organisations, with the expertise to give on the ground support to those most in need. The Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) www.dec.org.uk  brings together 15 leading …

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Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund *Applications Open Now*

A new Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund has been established by Scottish Government to help tackle mental health inequalities in the Western Isles, with £100,000 being distributed to local third sector organisations and voluntary groups. Full details on the fund are available here  https://tsiwi.org/community-mental-health-and-wellbeing-fund-applications-open-now/ If you would like to find out more, we are …

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*We are hiring* Development Support Officer, 28hrs per week from any of our 4office bases in Lewis, Harris, Uist or Barra

We are hiring! Development Support Officer, 28hrs per week Click to download: VC Dev Support Officer Application form and Job Description This new post would suit an individual with excellent organisational skills. The Development Support Officer will support the delivery of our workplan by working across the range of functions to make sure we have …

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Core Skills in Volunteer Management Training – Sept training dates for Western Isles

Core Skills in Volunteer Management training We are working in partnership with Volunteer Edinburgh to offer training to volunteer involving organisations across the Western Isles this September. The Volunteer Centre will cover the cost of participating Western Isles organisations. If you would like to book a place, please email suzanne@volunteercentrewi.org with the following details: name; …

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