1 – 7 June is Volunteers Week and here at Volunteer Centre Western Isles, we would like to encourage all local groups and organisations to say thank you to their volunteers for their time and work throughout the year. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the essential role of volunteers in our communities – take time […]
- Supporting Communities Safely – Advice regarding infection control for community groups and for involving volunteers safely.
SCDC believe that this will reinforce confidence in the advice and help organisation review their current practice or develop new activities in some areas.
The Poverty and Inequality Commission wants to understand the experiences of local community organisations that are currently providing emergency food aid in Scotland. Please complete the survey, “Local Action in Scotland to Tackle Food Insecurity During the Coronavirus Crisis”. We are keen to ensure that experiences in the Western Isles are shared in this national […]
Police Scotland have some important advice regarding any volunteering done during this time-check out the link below for info! https://www.volunteerscotland.net/…/police-scotland-advic…/…
- Post-COVID-19, what do you want your relationships to look like? In your team, your organisation and with others in the third sector?
The current lockdown has given many of us the opportunity to pause, reflect and evaluate our relationships – both with ourselves and others. Post-COVID-19, what do you want your relationships to look like? In your team, your organisation and with others in the third sector? Taking some time with an experienced coach and social enterprise leader to […]
- Are you part of a local COVID-19 community volunteer response? Sample policies available to support you.
If you are involved in a community group or organisation as part of the COVID-19 volunteer response, we can support you to support your volunteers. Part of our service to groups over the last couple of week has been to provide some ‘off the shelf’ sample policies that they can adapt to their needs. Please […]
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
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.
We have put together the following FAQ page to help people who want to help out during the current Covid-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 – what volunteers and organisations should know Volunteer Centre Western Isles is working closely with its Third Sector Interface partners and the wider 3rd sectors to support the response to COVID-19. We have 4offices across the Western Isles in Lewis, Harris, Uist and Barra where staff can assist you if you contact our area […]