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...the latest from Volunteer Scotland

20 February 2017
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As Student Volunteering Week gets underway, a UK wide research report shows that young people living in Scotland have the highest levels of participation in activity that helps others. This result appears to reinforce the findings from our recent Young People and Volunteering in Scotland research.

17 February 2017
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DWP are working with Scotland’s local third sector to clarify each claimant's choice to volunteer. Volunteer Scotland support this work and look forward to the guidance that will support an individual's immutable right and free choice to volunteer.

15 January 2017
News, January, 2017

The British Safety Council is inviting organisations and small charities around the world to join them as Supporters to mark their 60th.

1 January 2017
News, January, 2017

This New Year, IVS want your to make the pledge to volunteer in 2017 and make a positive change to your local communities, yourself, and to your CV

15 December 2016
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Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services is funded by Disclosure Scotland to support the voluntary sector with processing disclosure checks. In the light of recent press coverage regarding historical abuse allegations, we wish to remind you of the support and guidance available.

5 December 2016
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UN Volunteers are orchestrating a round of #GlobalApplause to recognise all volunteers everywhere and the contribution they make. The billion volunteers globally bring communities together, we couldn't agree more.

14 November 2016
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The Scottish Government are helping to raise awareness of our patron saint and involve more of us in marking this St Andrew’s Day (November 30th). Share for St Andrew's Day is a great way to get involved.

7 November 2016
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Trustees week runs from the 7th to the 13th of November and promotes the difference trustees make to the 24,000 charities in Scotland. We are very grateful to all of the (180,000) trustees who give of their time and without whom many of the charities we rely on, would be simply unable to function.

14 October 2016
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Cricket Scotland are pleased to announce an exciting partnership with ScotRail and Glasgow Kelvin College to encourage more young people into volunteering at their cricket clubs and making a difference in their local community.

11 October 2016
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Now in its 14th year, the BBC Get Inspired Unsung Hero award celebrates people from around the UK who volunteer their time and efforts to help people participate in sport. You can nominate until 23 October and the winner will be announced at BBC Sports Personality of the Year.