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Rick Astley releases Never Gonna Give You Up, IKEA opens its first UK store and French and Saunders airs for the first time - 1987 was a pretty important year. It's also the year Payroll Giving was introduced - and in the past thirty years, £2 billion has been raised for good causes!
Applications are now open for the Glasgow 2018 Volunteer programme, more than 3,000 volunteers are needed to be the welcoming face of the championships.
We shared some important updates and reminders for those interested in PVG checks or Disclosure Services. Please read through the details.
Is there an individual or even a group within your organisation that deserves an Inspiring Volunteer Award? Then why not consider nominating them. Volunteer Edinburgh want to recognise and celebrate as many volunteers as possible! Full details here>
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.
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.
The British Safety Council is inviting organisations and small charities around the world to join them as Supporters to mark their 60th.
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
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.
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.