Volunteers

Volunteering 

Skye, Lochalsh, Wester Ross

Are you looking to Volunteer? Or are you a group looking for help supporting your volunteers? SLCVO can help.

email info@slcvo.org.uk or call 01478 612921

Why Volunteer?

People choose to volunteer for many reasons. For some it is the chance to give something back to the community and meet new people. For others it an opportunity to developing new skills or sharing their skills with others. Volunteering can help you:

  • Gain confidence

  • Make a difference

  • Meet people

  • Be part of a community

  • Learn new skills

  • Take on a challenge

  • Discover hidden talents

See why people volunteer for groups in Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross here

Get help to find the right volunteering role for you here

Read our volunteering FAQ here

The Saltire Awards

The Saltire Awards are the Scottish Governments national youth volunteer awards. They celebrate, recognise and reward the commitment, contribution and achievements of young volunteers in Scotland, aged between 12 and 25. Skye and Lochalsh CVO administer the Saltire Awards for the Highland Third Sector Interface in Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross.

 

Find out more about the Saltire Awards and youth volunteering here 

Celebrating Volunteering

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. The Volunteers’ Week campaign started in 1984 and Volunteer Scotland lead the campaign in Scotland. 

Skye and Lochalsh CVO run Volunteers Week celebration events across Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross and help groups say thank you by providing Volunteers Week certificates. Find out more about Volunteers Week here.

If you would like more information about volunteering or to see how we can help you find your perfect volunteering position email info@slcvo.org.uk 

 

There are many different volunteering opportunities across Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross from working in a charity shop to giving people advice and becoming and advocate. SLCVO staff are here to help you find the most suitable position. Register your interest and  see what opportunities there are across Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross here.  

Many people want to know what to expect while volunteering and if it will affect their income. We have gathered together answers to the questions we get asked frequently here.

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Volunteer Scotland support Third Sector groups with volunteering. They have online policies and guides to help groups set-up strong volunteer management systems. They provide an expert disclosure service for voluntary organisations and promote and grow volunteering through partners, funders, Government, and policy makers. Access their guides and templates here.

Find out more about Volunteers Week  here.