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 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 or call 01478 612921
If you are looking to volunteer email to arrange to speak to a member of our team.