Latest news >

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]


Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons

Meet and Greet Volunteer

NHS Western Isles are looking for volunteers to be the welcoming face at our reception sites in Western Isles hospital.

E mail for role descriptive



The Big Lunch is your chance to celebrate community connections. The big date is 5-6 June - join in online, on your doorstep, or over the fence.

Sign up for your free Big Lunch pack full of tips and ideas on hosting your own event


with Tong Recreation Association

The TRA has an exciting range of new projects and development opportunities in 2021.

E-mail if you are interested


We are excited for the Investing in Volunteers 2021 UK launch event today!! It’s been a great journey and partnership working, we are pleased to celebrate this new standard today with you all. #IiVUK2021

Knit a penguin or rabbit for the Naval Children's Charity

Children experience long separations from their parents, these teddies go along with books given to children to hep them deal with the separation.

E mail for pattern



This is the 2nd part of our video on our partnership work with #SYPrimary
Looking forward to building on more intergenerational practice with schools throughout the Western Isles


Stornoway Primary School and ELC@SYPrimary

Here is part 2 of our Intergenerational Partnerships Film. #IntergenerationalWeek #GenerationsWT #cneslearning @VolunteeringWI

Working in partnership with Community Leaning and Development, VCWI Lewis developed an intergenerational project with primary 5 and 6 pupils at Sgoil an Taobh Siar and Bragar and Arnol Community Trust. (pre Covid)


Members of the general public in Western Isles and North Highlands are invited to apply to join our live audience via Zoom and have your say, 17th March click ‘Join the Audience’


Day 2 National Intergenerational Week

Puppets were used on introduction days to allow for easier communication between generations


Load More...