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  • #ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund is now open.

    Corra Foundation is delighted to be working in partnership with Comic Relief to deliver the #ShiftThePower Coronavirus Response Fund in Scotland. Communities and charities working in Scotland with an income of less than £250,000 can apply for grants up to £10,000 to support vulnerable families and communities, including coping with the impact of coronavirus. This […]

  • Podcast Series: Safeguarding during COVID-19

    Social distancing has made it difficult for practitioners to carry out their regular check-ins with children and families. How have they responded to these challenges to ensure needs are still met? Click on the link to check out information from the NSPCC website on various aspects of safeguarding during Covid 19.

  • Coming Out of Lockdown – Advice and Guidance for Third Sector Organisations

    Managing risk As lockdown begins to ease in Scotland, managing risk is vital. Your organisation should already have a risk register and a proactive approach to risk management, but you will need to re-evaluate this given the scale of the coronavirus pandemic. With all risks the key is to identify, evaluate, manage, record and review. […]

  • #NeverMoreNeeded Campaign

    #NeverMoreNeeded Campaign Scotland’s voluntary sector has been never more needed and never more stretched than it is right now as we strive to cope with coronavirus. We don’t know what the long-term impact of this will be, but we do know how important it is to record what’s going on now so we can build on […]

  • Lead Scotland Online Safety Course

    Lead Scotland are hosting short classes on Zoom over the next few months to help people to use the internet confidently and safely. Everyone is welcome to attend. During the Covid-19 lockdown, many of us have had to rely more on using digital devices in everyday life, to connect with friends and family, find information or […]

  • Social Enterprise Academy Training and Support for Third Sector Organisations

    Social Enterprise Academy Training and Support Feels like we’re entering a crucial period for social enterprises. Some are opening up again, others trying to work out how their business models might be flexed to enable this. There are concerns around supporting staff and volunteers, generating income from new sources, meeting community needs or changing the […]

  • Free 90-minute Workshops for Third Sector Organisations

    The Curve is a series of free, 90-minute workshops for third sector organisations. These online workshops aim to build knowledge around best digital practices, raise awareness of digital tools and ultimately help increase impact with digital. Details for events during July have been included below. To register your place and/or view the full calendar of […]

  • Social Inclusion Scotland Webinars

    Social Inclusion Scotland are running a number of insightful webinar sessions taking place this week, offering free expert guidance and tackling some challenging topics. As restrictions on society are gradually lifted, we’ve been thinking about how we can support the third and social enterprise sector to prepare for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead. […]

  • Volunteering for All online session: How has coronavirus changed volunteering? Tuesday 23rd June

    Volunteer Scotland and the Scottish Volunteering Forum wish to invite you to a coronavirus related Evidence Session, which includes a mini presentation from Volunteer Centre Western Isles.  Following on from the success of the Evidence Expo at this year’s Gathering and in light of the significant role volunteering has played during coronavirus (COVID-19), we are holding […]

  • Volunteers Week 2020

    1 – 7 June is Volunteers Week and here at Volunteer Centre Western Isles, we would like to encourage all local groups and organisations to say thank you to their volunteers for their time and work throughout the year. The COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the essential role of volunteers in our communities – take time […]


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Volunteer Centre AGM today and the last as Manager for Kirsty Macdonald.

Chairperson Mr Rowlands paid tribute to Kirsty for all her valued input over the years.


Let us know if you are interested in becoming a Telephone Befriender Volunteer


Happy to give you info on how to get started!

Have you listened to the @RadioVScotland season finale yet? Hear more inspiring stories, lockdown creativity from @AngieStrachan75 and a look back at how far we’ve come together over the past 12 weeks. Listen here:

Well done to Catherine and Lauren from @SirEScottSchool - they are the joint winners of the Volunteer Centre Trophy for Volunteering Excellence 2020! Here they are with their latest Saltire certificates. @SaltireAwards


Callanish certificates delivered safely yesterday to the outgoing @SirEScottSchool Primary Eco-Committee. Thank you 😊

A big thanks from our Uist Development Worker Vicki Manchester for the amazing response to her shout out for folk to make scrubs and masks.

Great effort and much appreciated!



Thanks to @SYPrimary children attending the Hub for taking the time to make lovely 3D flower pics along with words that describe volunteering.

It really brightens up our office window


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