Project Management Training, Stornoway, 28th and 29th May

Project Management Training course, Social Enterprise Academy, Stornoway, 28th and 29th May

PROJECT MANAGEMENT
Strengthen your confidence in planning and leading diverse and extended projects
• Understand the key elements of effective project management
• Get the tools to apply in your own work
• Build confidence in setting up and managing a project

ON THIS PROGRAMME YOU WILL:
•  Understand the key stages and processes of project management
•  Gain a practical understanding of a range of key tools and techniques
•  Explore the risks and challenges of project management
•  Develop confidence in their own abilities to lead a project
•  Build an action plan to apply your learning to both your role and your organisation

LEARNERS
This programme is aimed at people leading and managing projects across the private, public and third sectors.   It is an ideal opportunity for organisations with a limited budget to carry out a specific, time-limited piece of work.

How to book
For more information, please contact:
David Bryan | Business Development Manager david@socialenterprise.academy | 01463 238 008

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Today was the last of the Intergenerational visits between Stornoway Primary P4A and the Thursday Club at The Failte Centre and it was clear to see the benefits of these visits both for the children and the adults.

Throughout the year pupils sang songs, spoke about some of various topics which included school days, toys and holiday times past and present as well as the Iolaire disaster which included reading out the lovely Iolaire poems the pupils wrote in school.

It was lovely watching the pupils relax more into the visits as the year went on, communicating so easily while building realtionships with the adults.

The pupils were presented with their Callanish Awards for their input and as a special treat were all presented with a lovely Failte Centre harris tweed pencil case full of pens and pencils especially made by the very talented Christine Mckee.

Pupils put together a collage of pics from the year long visits and presented them in a lovely frame along with a plant and chocs to Donald Mckee for all to enjoy as thank you for allowing them to visit and be part of the Thursday Club group

Many thanks from the Volunteer Centre to all at The Failte Centre and Miss Macleod, class teacher for a great team effort.
We look forward to introducing the new P4 to more Intergenerational visits when the new school year starts in August
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Community Conversations on Transport Service Redesign

All communities in Lewis and Harris affected by proposed service redesign have an opportunity to express their views on community transport and have them considered by the Comhairle at its meeting on 26th June 2019.

To do this, you can email your comments to:
conversation@cne-siar.gov.uk
by midday on Tuesday 25th June 2019

Also, a series of Community Conversations will be held on the 24th and 25th of June, as below, and all members of the community are welcome to attend.

For anyone who cannot attend the Community Conversations, more information is available on the Comhairle’s website:

www.cne-siar.gov.uk/news/2019/june/community-conversations-on-transport-services-redesign/
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Community Conversations on Transport Service Redesign

All communities in Lewis and Harris affected by proposed service redesign have an opportunity to express their views on community transport and have them considered by the Comhairle at its meeting on 26th June 2019.

To do this, you can email your comments to:
 conversation@cne-siar.gov.uk 
by midday on Tuesday 25th June 2019

Also, a series of Community Conversations will be held on the 24th and 25th of June, as below, and all members of the community are welcome to attend.

For anyone who cannot attend the Community Conversations, more information is available on the Comhairle’s website:

https://www.cne-siar.gov.uk/news/2019/june/community-conversations-on-transport-services-redesign/

Delighted that TSIWI received an EFQM 'Committed to Excellence' Award at Scottish Awards for Business Excellence 2019 today!

Volunteer Centre Western Isles are one of the 6 partner organisations that make up the Third Sector Interface Western Isles (TSIWI) and currently chair of the partnership.

Pictured at the awards in Glasgow today picking up the award in behalf of the TSIWI are Sheena Stewart, Uist Council of Voluntary Organisations (UCVO) and Eoin Macneil, Voluntary Action Barra & Vatersay (VABV)
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Third Sector Hebrides
Harris Voluntary Service
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Delighted that TSIWI received an EFQM Committed to Excellence Award at Scottish Awards for Business Excellence 2019 today! 

Volunteer Centre Western Isles are one of the 6 partner organisations that make up the Third Sector Interface Western Isles (TSIWI) and currently chair of the partnership. 

Pictured at the awards in Glasgow today picking up the award in behalf of the TSIWI are Sheena Stewart, Uist Council of Voluntary Organisations (UCVO) and Eoin Macneil, Voluntary Action Barra & Vatersay (VABV)
@ucvo
@Guth bharraigh 
Third Sector Hebrides
Harris Voluntary Service

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Volunteer Centre Western Isles - Lewis

Another great way for schools and groups to be able to help out. Read on for more info

Get in touch if you have any questionsWhilst our main focus and indeed fundraiser has been Tassimo drinks pods over the last few years we have recently started collecting your used crisp packets.

We take all sizes, brands and multi bag outer packaging.

Crisp packets take over 30 years to break down. Over 100 million are eaten in the UK daily!

You drop them off and we sort them before sending off to the recycler. Every 3kg (approx 400/500 packets) is enough to wrap 3 patients in bubble wrap whilst being flown to a major trauma centre by Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex. This simple yet effective measure allows for patients to maintain their core body temperature and is key in the chain of survival.

Who would have thought eating something so yummy would do so much good for not only sick and seriously injured patients but our environment?

If you are a company/school/club/scout group etc and want to start your own collection then please send us a message. We pay for the postage and all money you raise goes directly to Air Ambulance Kent Surrey Sussex.
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Another great way  for schools and groups to be able to help out.   Read on for more info

Get in touch if you have any questions

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Volunteer Centre Western Isles - Lewis

A great volunteering opportunity for any keen knitters out there.

Names can also be given to the Volunteer Centre, Stornoway and we would be happy to pass on

Phone us on 01851 700366 or e mail details to lewis@volunteeringwesternisles.co.uk
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A great volunteering opportunity for any keen knitters out there.  

Names can also be given to the Volunteer Centre, Stornoway and we would be happy to pass on
 
Phone us on 01851 700366 or e mail details to lewis@volunteeringwesternisles.co.ukImage attachmentImage attachment

A little past our Volunteers' Week celebrations but another celebration all the same. It was lovely spending time with this very welcoming knitting group.

Carol Ferguson, Trust Housing nominated Margaret Eaves for our Clisham Award for her outstanding contribution to volunteering which Margaret had no idea was about to be presented to her

Carol said, "The groups’ older members along with Margaret are instrumental in passing on skills or helping lost skills come to life again, and helping to combat Loneliness and Isolation in the Elderly."

Margaret told us, "Every Monday afternoon a group of tenants get together to knit and chat and are often joined by other tenants when it’s time for a cuppa. Previously, tenants who can no longer knit have come along to the group to draw or colour.

They like to knit items for various charities and have recently donated a big bag full of baby hats to the maternity ward at the Western Isles Hospital. Hats and cardigans for premature babies were previously sent to Glasgow Children’s Hospital – Special Baby Care Unit.

Other knitted goods have found their way to Moldova, courtesy of the local Blythswood Shop."

It was also good to catch up with Carol to hear about the sponsored walk herself and other colleagues completed to raise money for a portal for the tenants to use. Well done to all involved.
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A little past our Volunteers Week celebrations but another celebration all the same.  It was lovely spending time with this very welcoming knitting group.

Carol Ferguson, Trust Housing nominated Margaret Eaves for our Clisham Award for her outstanding contribution to volunteering which Margaret had no idea was about to be presented to her

Carol said, The groups’ older members along with Margaret are instrumental in passing on skills or helping lost skills come to life again, and helping to combat Loneliness and Isolation in the Elderly.

Margaret  told us, Every Monday afternoon a group of tenants get together to knit and chat and are often joined by other tenants when it’s time for a cuppa. Previously, tenants who can no longer knit have come along to the group to draw or colour.
 
They like to knit items for various charities and have recently donated a big bag full of baby hats to the maternity ward at the Western Isles Hospital. Hats and cardigans for premature babies were previously sent to Glasgow Children’s Hospital – Special Baby Care Unit.
 
Other knitted goods have found their way to Moldova, courtesy of the local Blythswood Shop.  

It was also good to catch up with Carol to hear about the sponsored walk herself and other colleagues completed to raise money for a portal for the tenants to use.  Well done to all involved.Image attachmentImage attachment

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A huge well done to the Point Brownies who cleared a huge amount of rubbish from Knock shore this week in just an hour! The Volunteer Centre provided litter picking kits and volunteer tshirts for the event 🙂 The girls also received special beach clean badges. Well done girls! Point Brownies
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Can you help out on Wed 19th June?

Anthony Nolan Trust wants volunteers to help out for a few hours at a one-off event in the Nicolson Institute on Wednesday 19th June. The Trust helps people with certain types of cancer who require stem cell treatment. Volunteers will work alongside members of the Fire and Rescue Service to take contact details and saliva samples from young people in the Nicolson who want to register as potential stem cell donors with the Trust. Donors on the register who are a compatible match for a cancer patient will be asked to donate some blood, from which stem cells are extracted. This is a truly life-saving act of generosity. Contact the VCWI for more information about the event. Volunteers must be 16+ and are not themselves being asked to register with the Trust.
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Can you help out on Wed 19th June?

Anthony Nolan Trust wants volunteers to help out for a few hours at a one-off event in the Nicolson Institute on Wednesday 19th June. The Trust helps people with certain types of cancer who require stem cell treatment. Volunteers will work alongside members of the Fire and Rescue Service to take contact details and saliva samples from young people in the Nicolson who want to register as potential stem cell donors with the Trust. Donors on the register who are a compatible match for a cancer patient will be asked to donate some blood, from which stem cells are extracted. This is a truly life-saving act of generosity. Contact the VCWI for more information about the event. Volunteers must be 16+ and are not themselves being asked to register with the Trust.

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Volunteer Centre Western Isles - Lewis

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Volunteer Centre Western Isles - Lewis

VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY

Do you have a couple of hours to spare a month? CHSS and Trust Housing on Matheson Road, are looking for volunteers to help out at the very successful Physical Activity Group, which takes place on Thursdays at 11am and then again at 2.30pm (one hour for each session). They play games such as Boccia (Italian bowling!) and Indoor Curling. The group is thriving and thoroughly enjoyed by all residents. There is not much training required, other than getting to grips with the rules of the games and supporting residents to take part! If you are interested or would like to find out more, please contact Sonja MacLeod on 07860271590 or contact your local Volunteer Centre in Stornoway. 01851 700366 or email lewis@volunteeringwesternisles.co.ukAnother 2 fantastic sessions with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Western Isles today.

The tenants skills are so improved that we had draw after draw today, and some of the closest Boccia matches I have seen!! Scotland Team here we come 🧿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

Our Champion of the Day below 🥇

Thank you as always to our Volunteers and see you all next week.
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VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITY

Do you have a couple of hours to spare a month?  CHSS and Trust Housing on Matheson Road, are looking for volunteers to help out at the very successful Physical Activity Group, which takes place on Thursdays at 11am and then again at 2.30pm (one hour for each session).  They play games such as Boccia (Italian bowling!) and Indoor Curling.  The group is thriving and thoroughly enjoyed by all residents.  There is not much training required, other than getting to grips with the rules of the games and supporting residents to take part!  If you are interested or would like to find out more, please contact Sonja MacLeod on 07860271590 or contact your local Volunteer Centre in Stornoway. 01851 700366 or email lewis@volunteeringwesternisles.co.uk
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Alzheimer Scotland Western Isles Volunteer & Supporters Gathering. MSP Alasdair Allan opened with thanks and recognition of the strong tradition of volunteering in the islands. A great crowd - We couldn’t do it without you 🙏 @alasdairallan @VolunteeringWI @alzscot @VolScotland

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End of P4A, Stornoway Primary year long Intergenerational visits to The Failte Centre @VolunteeringWI
Huge succsess! More plans for next school year
#intergenerational #GWT #stornoway #westernisles

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Its been a very busy Volunteers' Week here on the Western Isles. Lots of awards already been presented at various organisation celebrations with more presentations this afternoon, tomorrow and even Monday next week. Well done to all
#VolunteersWeek2019 #supportingcommunities

Anthony Nolan Trust wants volunteers 16+ to help out at an event in the Nicolson Institute on 19th June. Volunteers will help take contact details and saliva samples from young people who want to register as potential stem cell donors with the Trust. Contact VCWI for more info.

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