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  • Lunchtime Learning: Greening the Workplace – Energy Efficiency for Third Sector Groups

    These lunchtime sessions, which will be run across the Western Isles in partnership with TIG (Tighean Innse Gall) and the TSI (Third Sector Interface), are to encourage third sector groups to look at ways of becoming more energy efficient in their organisations. This will involve a short presentation, some questions and the opportunity to have […]

  • Do You Suffer From ME?

    The Scottish Health Council is looking for people who are living with a diagnosis of ME to give their views about what support they would like to see in place. These views will be used to help the Scottish Government to address particular gaps in knowledge and understanding about the care and support needs of […]

  • Training from Social Enterprise Academy

    The following training is being run by the Social Enterprise Academy this spring: Award in Leadership for Teachers, Residential, Gaelic medium – Perth – begins Mar 6&7 Future Leaders for Creative Communities, Gaelic medium – Stornoway – begins Mar 10&11 Emerging Leaders Residential – Skye – Mar 17,18&19 Courageous Conversations – Findhorn – Mar 28&29 […]

  • Cyber Scotland Week 17 -23 February

    Cyber Scotland Week will take place across the country between 17 – 23 February, when a varied and interesting programme of events will raise awareness of good cyber resilience practice, showcase the innovative work that is happening across Scotland’s cyber security industry, and promote skills development and careers in cyber security. The first Cyber Scotland […]

  • RSPB Uist Reserves Assistant

    RSPB looking for hands on help on their South Uist Reserve.

  • Ladies! Recycle Your Bras Here!

    Ladies, wondering what to do with your unwanted bras? We have the perfect solution – recycle them to us! Deposit your used, new or surplus bras into our bra bank. Give them a new lease of life – raising vital funds for research into secondary spread breast cancer. By depositing your bras in a BRA […]

  • Grants for Groups Working with People Living with Dementia in Western Isles

    The Life Changes Trust in Glasgow are currently offering small grants to local groups and community organisations in the Western Isles that are working with people living with dementia, and unpaid carers of people living with dementia. More information about the funding is available here: The grants are available to projects in the NHS […]

  • Give a Gift, Light Up a Life Christmas Gift Appeal ends Monday 16th December

    We are delighted with the response for this Christmas Appeal! People are being very generous with their donations. We will still be able to receive donations up to Monday 16th December – so there is still time to drop off a gift suitable for a person aged over 50 and up to 90 at our […]

  • British Sign Language Webinar

    contactSCOTLAND-BSL is Scotland’s nationally funded (Scottish Government) online British Sign Language (BSL) interpreting video relay service (VRS). The service is delivered by Sign Language Interactions on behalf of the Scottish Government. The service enables Scotland’s BSL/Deaf community to make contact with all public bodies and third sector organisations. To assist us with ‘getting the word’ out, we have scheduled a webinar for Thursday 23rd January 2020 at 2.30-3.30pm.

  • Give a Gift, Light up a Life Christmas appeal

    This Christmas, the Volunteer Centre Western Isles are working in partnership with the NHS Western Isles Community Navigators to support adults in Lewis and Harris who may be lonely or socially isolated.


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Day 2 at the Gathering 2020..
Starting with talk from Paddy Sloane with info on "A Million and Me."

Really pleased to be able to explore the strategic context of #YPI with senior leaders, maximising the value & opportunities of the programme & talking about the added value available from collaborating with @CalMacFerries and @VolunteeringWI. Thank you for having us to #ESSMC20

Donald Macleod@MacleodDonald

It was great to welcome Alex from @ypi_scotland to lead a session at the #ESSMC20 conference along with their key local delivery partner @VolunteeringWI 👍🏻

All set to kick off day one of our 2020 Senior Managers Conference in Stornoway today. Presentations today include @EducationScot, @ypi_scotland, @Greenfaulds_HS and @gtcs. #ESSMC20

Always a pleasure to meet with our colleagues @VolunteeringWI where we were able to discuss our partnership delivering #YPI across @cne_siar, maximising the benefits of community links and supporting young people to engage with charities and #volunteer throughout YPI and beyond.

Looking forward to the exhibitions at the SCVO gathering on a trip to mainland with our team. Fingers crossed for good weather for our travel #scvogathering

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