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  • Foundation Scotland Funding – open for applications until 28th October

    The GVC Fund is now open for applications. The aim of the fund is to support local communities and projects with a focus on sports and healthy activities in addition to their being a preference for men’s health projects. Grants of up to £5,000 will be available. Application deadline is Monday the 28th of October […]

  • Volunteering Matters Action Earth 2019 Grants

    Volunteering Matters Action Earth 2019 Grants Volunteering Matters Action Earth empowers people in Scotland to take action and improve their local environment through volunteering. Any group of volunteers can apply for Volunteering Matters Action Earth grants of between £50-250 to run environmentaxl activities in Scotland’s green spaces. This could include creating or improving community gardens, […]

  • Challenge Poverty Week 7th to 13th October 2019

    Challenge Poverty Week has been coordinated by the Poverty Alliance for the last seven years, and it is an opportunity to highlight what is being done to address poverty and to commit to more action in the future. Last year nearly 200 events were organised by organisations, individuals and elected representatives as part of Challenge Poverty Week

  • Scotland’s Women Stand – Regional Event in Stornoway 7th September

    Scotland’s Women Stand is a movement to support and empower the women of Scotland to stand for political office. A major focus of this movement is a massive event we’re hosting at the Scottish Parliament on 7th September, where we’re bringing 400 women together for an inspirational day of keynote speeches, workshops, and networking.
    Alongside the Scottish Parliament event and also on Saturday, 7th September, we’re running four “regional hubs” across the country and one of these four regional hubs will be taking place at Comhairle nan Eilean Siar in Stornoway, on 7th September, from 9:30AM – 3PM. The event is completely free to attend.

  • Our new leaflet is here!

    Want to find out more about our services? Click on the link below to download our new information leaflet! Volunteer Centre Western Isles Information Leaflet  

  • Volunteers Week 1-7 June – it’s time to get involved!

    Volunteers Week takes place 1-7 June every year and sees charities and voluntary groups get together to recognise the contribution volunteers make to our communities every day. Volunteer Centre Western Isles can help you say thank you to your volunteers!

  • We’re hiring! Development Worker (Uist) 17.5hrs

    We are hiring! We are looking for a Development Worker (Uist) 17.5hrs

  • Shaping Health & Social Care Services  – Free training workshop available locally

    ‘Voices Scotland’ is a free and flexible workshop for people, employees, groups and communities who want to explore Health & Social Care issues of importance to them.


    Grants between £7,000 to £30,000 per annum for up to 2 years and 9 months are available for projects relating to reducing oral health inequalities in areas of multiple deprivation in Scotland.

  • #IWill Campaign

    The #IWill Campaign is a UK wide campaign to increase the number of young people involved in volunteering activity that makes a difference to their community, society or environment.


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Well done to Andrew Hughson and James Cunningham who were presented with their Saltire Awards. Both have been nominated by the organisations they volunteer with for the Summit Award #youthvolunteering #saltireawards #widerachievement #westernisles


As the new semester gets into full swing, our NQ Hair and Beauty 4 students are learning the importance of volunteering from Bellann at @VolunteeringWI. #ThinkUHI #StudyLCC

Staff from our Stornoway office visited Sgoil Araich Lacasdail English Nursery today to speak about volunteering. Keep an eye out for the children picking up rubbish in the community with their new litter pickers.

Volunteers urgently need for a variety of opportunities at The Lewis Carnival on Saturday 3 August. If you think you can help please email: for more information or Facebook message Lewis Carnival @lewiscarnival

Feel like doing something new? Message us to ask about volunteering anywhere in the Western Isles!

Volunteer opportunity at Blythswood Care Western Isles
Flexible hours, over 18s
General duties in a busy organised charity shop
Call into the Volunteer Centre in Stornoway or call 01851 700366 for more detailed info

Point Beavers and Cubs are looking for leaders to join their team. Call into the Volunteer Centre, Stornoway for more detailed info @VolunteeringWI #outdoorfun #beaversandcubs

Thanks to Design PRINT Publish Stornoway for the great work they put into our new bright and refreshing Annual Reports and Volunteer Centre leaflets. @VolunteeringWI

Call in when passing to pick up yours!


VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY - Can you give some of your time on Friday 23rd Aug p.m. to help organise items for the Salvation Army, Stornoway Branch upcoming Baby Bank Sale?
Call into the Vol Centre, Stornoway for more info or call 01851 700366

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