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Volunteer Recruitment and Management

Skye, Lochalsh, Wester Ross

How we can support your group with volunteering

Whether you are currently involving volunteers in your organisation or just starting to think about it, we can support you to:

  • ​Recruit volunteers and promote opportunities 

  • Develop volunteer policies and procedures 

  • Help you to improve your volunteer management practice

  • Connect with other volunteer involving groups to work together and share experience

  • Celebrate your volunteers and take part in volunteering awards such as the young persons Saltire Awards and Volunteer Friendly Awards.

To discuss how we can support your group with volunteering email or call 01478 6126921

Recruiting Volunteers

Does your organisation need volunteers? If so, get in touch and let us know about your opportunities so we can share them with people across Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross. We will help you advertise them on the Highland Aye Volunteer website, our local social media pages and volunteer booklets, as well as through the Volunteer Scotland website.

Complete our Volunteer Opportunity Form here

Volunteer Policies and Procedures

Whether you have involved volunteers in your organisations for a long time, or just starting to think about it, we can offer you 1:1 support in getting your volunteer policy and procedures right for your organisation, ensuring safe and effective volunteer environments. Using examples and templates from Volunteer Scotland, we can take you through what you need, and, if you wish, help you to to gain your Volunteer Friendly Award.

Improving your volunteer management practice

We can help you improve your volunteer management practice by carrying out a Health Check that benchmarks your organisation against best practice standards. The Health Check will help you to promote and develop good relations within your organisation and lay the foundation for a number of volunteer management quality standards.


Connecting with other volunteer involving groups

We run regular events and activities where there are opportunities to meet others in similar roles, share ideas and learn volunteer management good practice. The next events are:

  • Portree Community Centre 25th July 1.00 -3.00 - Meet your local groups & volunteer​

  • Ullapool Village Hall 26th September Wester Ross Third Sector Day

If you would like to take part in any of the above email 

Celebrating volunteering and volunteer awards

Celebrating your volunteers involvement in your group is an opportunity for you to recognise the impact of your volunteers, as well as say thank you. Volunteers’ Week is a UK wide campaign that takes place from 1-7 June every year. It’s a time when volunteering involving organisations are encouraged to thank and celebrate their volunteers, past and present. SLCVO host and support activities throughout volunteers week. if you would like to be involved email

The Saltire Awards are a nationally recognised award for volunteering, for young people aged 12 – 25. Young people gain certificates, signed by Scottish Government ministers, for the volunteering they have successfully achieved. SLCVO can help your groups sign-up to the awards and support your volunteers to register their hours for each award stage. Find out more here.

The Volunteer Friendly Award is a user-friendly quality standard to support, recognise and reward groups who are good at involving volunteers. It’s never been more important for groups to be able to show how good they are at involving and managing their volunteers. We believe regardless of your group or organisation size or set up you should be rewarded and recognised for the difference your volunteer programme makes. Get more information here 

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We can help you promote your volunteering opportunity. Simply download our registration form 


Volunteer Scotland support Third Sector groups with volunteering. They have online policies and guides, they provide an expert disclosure service and grow volunteering through partners, funders, Government, and policy makers. Access their guides and templates here.

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Aye Volunteer, developed by the Highland Third Sector Interface, allows groups to post volunteering opportunities available from across the Highland. This app is free, easy to use, and will enable a quicker connection between those looking for opportunities and those needing volunteers.

Find out more here.

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