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  • Scottish Government Survey of Volunteer Involving Organisations

    Scottish Government survey on the impact of COVID-19 on the voluntary sector and volunteering in Scotland

  • Volunteers Week 2021

    Say thank you to your volunteers this Volunteers Week!

  • Young volunteers in Barra film about Mingulay

    Young volunteer researchers in Barra were supported to research life on a remote island Mingulay now compared with 100 years ago and produce a film,

  • Core Skills in Volunteer Management Training – April and May dates for Western Isles

    Core Skills in Volunteer Management training We are working in partnership with Volunteer Edinburgh to offer new training to volunteer involving organisations across the Western Isles this April and May. The Volunteer Centre will cover the cost of participating Western Isles organisations. If you would like to book a place, please email with the […]

  • New national Youth Volunteering Guidelines launched – training available

    New national Youth Volunteering Guidelines are being launched this month, with training being offered to support the launch. We would like to encourage all partners across the Western Isles to attend in order to support the development of youth volunteering in the islands.  The Volunteer Centre Western Isles will also be rolling out information throughout […]

  • Volunteer Network Managers Meetings – Uist and Barra

    Volunteer Network Managers Meetings – Uist and Barra If you are a volunteer organiser, group leader or volunteer manager in Uist and Barra, join us for an informal meeting by zoom to exchange news, share information and COVID related practice and find out what’s happening in other groups. Join our Uist meeting on Thursday 12th […]

  • Give a gift, light up a life this Christmas…..

    Spread a little kindness this Christmas! This Christmas, we have produced a step by step guide for community groups, third sector organisations and churches to run their own ‘Give a Gift, Light up a Life’ project, and spread a little kindness this Christmas. This follows an a highly successful ‘Give a Gift, Light up a […]

  • Volunteer Network Managers Meeting for Thrift and Charity Shops
  • CalMac Community Fund information sessions – Wednesday 21st October

    CalMac Community Fund information sessions – Wednesday 21st October CalMac Ferries plan to hold online information sessions for groups who may be interested in applying to the CalMac Community Fund. This year the CalMac Community Fund aims to support non-profit organisations registered to the islands and ports we serve which engage and deliver services for […]

  • Vacancy – Development Worker (Harris) 17.5hrs

      Volunteer Centre Western Isles Development Worker (Harris) Part time: 17.5hrs Salary: £21,282.34 pro rata Closing Date: Monday 2nd November Interview date: Week commencing 23rd November   We invite applications for a Development Worker (Harris) to join our team. The post will involve working with schools, community groups, charities and individuals to promote, encourage and […]


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This year's S3 @ypi_scotland winners Rebecca, Ruairidh and Darren won £3K for Bus Bharraigh to increase electric bus use and reduce our carbon footprint. Well done to them! Thanks to Miss Rafferty and Katherine MacNeil @VolunteeringWI for their support.

Thank you #redcrossshops volunteers Stornoway

Missing from pic is Karen and Nicola

A great team

10 year volunteering service badge for Agnes Michel #redcrossshops alongside son Steven who also volunteers

Caledonian MacBrayne are are looking to appoint four new members to the Ferries Community Board, Clyde and Hebrides.
E-mail for more detailed info

P4A&B Stornoway Primary School. Litter pick up at school then for the community at Lews Castle Grounds


As Volunteers' Week comes to a close children from Stornoway Primary School are volunteering for their Callanish Awards. They have a clean up planned in the Castle Grounds.

Clean Coast Outer Hebrides

"It was lovely to see before and after results at our local beach clean up. What I did not expect was the sense of camaraderie, achievement and seeing the very value of what we had done." Volunteer


Day Four Volunteers Week.

Alice Macmillan who lives Barvas is one of the fantastic volunteers at the Barvas Foodbank which was set up to help those in need within the community throughout the Covid 19 crisis.



Pictured here is Ellie Donnelly. Dementia Advisor/Volunteer Coordinator for Alzheimer’s Scotland. "A massive thank you to all our amazing valued volunteers."


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