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  • 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.

  • Volunteer Network Meeting – Carloway and Breasclete area – Monday 25th November, 7.30pm – 9pm

    Our next Volunteer Network Meeting will be in Carloway on Monday 25th November in the Carloway School Annexe from 7.30 – 9pm.

  • 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!


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Anyone looking for a new challenge for 2020? New job with @BfN_UK supporting new volunteer peer supporters in @NHSWI #outerhebrides #breastfeeding #peersupport #breastfeedingfriendlyscotland @UistCVO @VolunteeringWI

Find out more about the small grants programme available for people within the Western Isles affected by Dementia

You are very welcome to pop into our office for a chat and a cuppa at 95 Cromwell Street, Stornoway to find out more about our volunteer opportunities on offer

The response to our Christmas appeal in partnership with NHS Community Navigators, "Let your Light Shine," has been AMAZING.
Last date to donate is Monday 16th December

Christmas carol singing in Gaelic. Ongoing GWT visits to the Failte Centre with class P4 Stornoway Primary

Christmas visit to Failte Centre with 2 x Stornoway Primary P4 classes. All singing carols getting into the Christmas spirit and handing out Christmas cards made in class #gwt #christmascheer

Organisation Excellence recognition and volunteer dedication recognition presentations with Ness & Shader Community First Responders #FirstResponders

Well done to Sgoil Araich Lacasdail, English Nursery. They have been busy litter picking on a beach clean up and while out on their walks. They were presented with their Callanish Awards for their hard work #volunteering #callanishawards


Summit Award presentations

Andrew Hughson and James Cunningham were presented with the prestigious Summit Awards by Clive Rowlands, Board Chairman, Volunteer Centre Western Isles for their exceptional volunteering input

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