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  • Volunteer Centre Newsletter COVID-19

    Please click below for the latest Volunteer Centre Western Isles Newsletter with COVID-19 updates and info for volunteer involving organisations

  • New COVID-19 restrictions and volunteering

    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.

  • Covid-19/Coronavirus FAQs – Volunteer Guides

    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

    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 […]

  • Walk the Hebridean Way and Volunteer at the same time!

    Walk the Hebridean Way and Volunteer at the same time! Simply record the wildlife that you see as you walk on this unique long distance path in the Outer Hebrides. Whether you walk the path regularly or as a one-off, we are interested in hearing about what you see. Contact the Volunteer Centre for more details.

  • Creative Coasts Fund Opportunity

    YAP Challenge Fund 2020 | Spirit of 2012 The Spirit of 2012 Youth Advisory Panel (YAP) today launches a new Challenge Fund, calling for applications from organisations working in coastal communities to improve wellbeing, reduce loneliness and create intergenerational connections through arts activities.

  • 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 […]


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Volunteer Centre latest newsletter with info for our volunteer organisations on the COVID-19 response in the Western Isles


New rule are crystal clear. #StayAtHome except for these limited reasons:

✅To shop for basic necessities

✅For one form of exercise a day

✅For medical/care needs, or to help a vulnerable person

✅To travel to and from work but only if it is a necessity.


With immediate effect ferry companies will no longer take non-essential travellers.

From now on Ferries will be for those who live on our islands, who have an essential need to travel to or from the mainland and for essential supplies or business. Nothing else.

To keep links with the older generation P4a wrote special cards to their friends at the Fàilte Centre #intergenerational #healthandwellbeing #Fàiltecentre #friendship #VolunteeringWI

We have put together FAQs information on our web page to help people who want to help out and volunteer during the current Covid-19 pandemic. Please share


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