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Befrienders Skye and Lochalsh is a volunteer befriending service for people aged over 18 who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation. 

Find out more about our service here 

SLCVO AGM for period 2020/21 is on the 25th November 2021 by zoom at 2pm - if you would like to join us please email info@slcvo.org.uk 


Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations bring together and support third sector groups, people and public bodies to make a difference in their communities.

Third Sector Support 

Skye and Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations are a rural delivery partner for the Highland Third Sector Interface. We provide free third sector support services across Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross, including support in the set-up and running of groups; volunteer management; training and capacity development and funding. more information

Third Sector Networks

To better connect the third sector in Skye, Raasay, Lochalsh and Wester Ross and support third sector participation in local, regional and national community planning and co-production processes, SLCVO have set-up two third sector networks based on Highland Council Ward areas - Skye & Raasay and Lochalsh & Wester Ross. more information

The Local Third Sector

To improve the understanding of the local third sector we have developed a database to record third sector organisations in Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross. If you would like information on the local third sector or help identifying organisations to take part in a consultation or community planning please contact us using the details below. more information

Community Planning 

Community planning and Co-production are the processes public bodies work with local communities and third sector organisations to improve and deliver services. Skye and Lochalsh CVO work with public bodies, communities and groups to ensure the third sector voice is part of the community planning process. more information

Helping you to Volunteer

SLCVO staff are here to help you find a volunteering position that fits your skills, experience and time. We can help you fill in volunteer application forms, talk to groups you may be interested in volunteering for and arrange taster sessions if you want to try out volunteering before you commit.  more information


Befrienders Skye and Lochalsh

Befrienders Skye and Lochalsh is for people aged over 18 who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation. We work with te NHS, Highland Council, third sector groups and Families to match clients with a volunteer befriender.  Although Covid-19 has stopped face to face activities we continue to support telephone befriending  more information


If you would like to arrange an appointment for us to contact you go to our booking system here. You can also email us at thirdsectorsupport@slcvo.org.uk or call 01478 612921 


If you are looking to volunteer email info@slcvo.org.uk to arrange to speak to a member of our team.