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Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do
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Our philosophy is to promote volunteering opportunities as widely as possible.
Ensuring volunteers have a positive experience is at the heart of what we do.
Just as there's more than one type of volunteer, there is more than one way to grow your volunteering
We’re here to help you understand, monitor and evaluate all aspects of volunteering.
We are always working on developing resources to help you in your work with volunteers.
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Disclosure Services supports the voluntary sector with processing disclosure checks.
General query or baffled by the jargon? Call us on 01786 849777
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Here's a selection of our policy papers. You can access all from the publications section.
We help make sure public policy takes account of volunteers' experiences, and the difference volunteering makes to Scottish society.
Public policy plays a critical role in helping create the conditions for volunteering to flourish. But if policy makers don't fully consider the impact policy could have on volunteers and the organisations that involve volunteers then it can have a negative affect.
Our policy work is built on high quality evidence which helps us formulate persuasive arguments to lead, support and influence the public policy agenda in Scotland.
The Community Empowerment Act is designed to empower community bodies through the ownership of land and buildings, and by strengthening their voices in the decisions that matter to them and volunteering has a strong part to play.
As the national body for volunteering we welcomed the opportunity to participate in the deliberations of the Smith Commission. Our response gives voice to Scotland’s 1.3 million volunteers.
The Scottish Volunteering Forum is a group of organisations passionate about increasing volunteering.