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  • 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 […]

  • Support and Training for Volunteer Involving organisations – a snapshot of current needs in the Western Isles

    Support and Training for Volunteer Involving organisations – a snapshot of current needs in the Western Isles The following survey will take you a maximum of 5minutes. Volunteer Centre Western Isles would like to find out what the main support and training needs are of volunteer involving organisations, such as charities, community groups and […]

  • CalMac Community Fund

    Do you know of an organisation in your community which tackles issues like social isolation, mental health, loneliness or poverty? We want to support them in making a difference. The CalMac Community Fund helps those most in need across our west coast communities by making awards to help local organisations achieve their goals. Last year […]

  • Useful Guides for Organisations on Leaving Lockdown

    SCVO have up to date information guides on Leaving Lockdown to help organisations put suitable procedure and practice in place for returning to work. Information covers: Supporting staff and volunteers Safe premises Governance Access this at the SCVO website:

  • Grant Fund for Organisations Working with Older People

    Independent Age will be opening Round 3 of the IA Grants Fund on Monday 17th August, with the deadline for applications 9am on 11th September. The application guidance document has been updated to reflect learning from the previous rounds. The key criteria and focus for the Fund haven’t changed but some of our requirements have been […]

  • Social Enterprise Academy Online Training

    As we begin to understand our new reality, we’re all facing similar questions – how can organisations change, how can we lead in a virtual world, and where will the money come from? Many are looking to start new social businesses. All of us need time and space to reflect, think and plan. Social Enterprise […]


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A journey to learn about what has been achieved by #iwill partners over the last 7 years


For volunteer organisers, group leaders and volunteer managers in Barra

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Give a Gift, Light up a Life

Donations can be dropped off at The Volunteer Centre every Tue and Thurs 10am-12 from Tue 10th Nov- Tue 8th Dec


'Give a Gift, Light up a Life’ was launched today by Alasdair Allan MSP @alasdairallan
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Keep Volunteers Safe training

Take a look at how your organisation can benefit from this course. Lots of useful information


Do you know a young person who'd benefit from taking part in #YSHive volunteering?

🎂 11 - 26 years old
📅 Sep '20 to Jun '21

In support of @Coop_Foundation, volunteers will uncover what youth loneliness is – and create ideas to tackle this issue.

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