Volunteers' Week Events 2017

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  • 1st June 2017
    • ACVO

      Pop Up Volunteers Week & Get Involved Stall

      Asda Bridge Of Dee Superstore, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QA, 11am-12.30pm.

      Email: volunteer@acvo.org.uk

    • Age Scotland

      Thank you celebration and lunch for Age Scotland's volunteers

      Where: Age Scotland, Causewayside House, 160 Causewayside, Edinburgh, EH9 1PR

      Email: cat.campbell@agescotland.org.uk

      Web Link: www.agescotland.org.uk

    • Community Links (South Lanarkshire)

      Community Links (South Lanarkshire) is teaming up with thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland in a celebration of the vital contribution made by volunteers.

      From 1-7 June 2017, Volunteers’ Week Scotland will see a huge range of events take place in communities all over the country, from small awards ceremonies to large celebratory gatherings.

      A ‘Volunteer Open Day’ will be held in Hillhouse Community Hub in Hillhouse & Earnock Community Centre on Thursday 1st June between 10am-4pm.

      This will give you a chance to visit some of the projects, speak to current volunteers who run the projects and find out more about what opportunities are available.

      Come along and find out how you can help your local community!

      #TeamCommLinks #CommLinkssl

      Email: paul@communitylinkssl.co.uk

      Tel: (01698) 827583

      Event Link: http://htl.li/ugNt30bW4cs

    • Denis Law Legacy Trust

      Launch of our new Volunteer programme dedicated for 13-15 year olds "Heroes of the Cruyff Court"

      Where: Aberdeen City

      Email: m.williams2@rgu.ac.uk

      Event Link: http://htl.li/LOCD30bsAgQ

    • Pilton Community Health Project

      Our walking volunteers will be leading the first of ten of our best walks discovering the surprises that North Edinburgh’s offers. The Hidden Gems booklets contain walks all around the area created by our volunteers. Even if you have lived in the North Edinburgh all your life you will be sure to learn something about your local area in these walks. Local volunteer experts will be coming to many of the walks to give information about the area its special places and people. All walks are between 1 and 3 miles long. All walks start at 7pm EXCEPT the second one which starts at 6.30pm. For more detials contact Clare:

      Tel:0131 551 1671

      Email: admin@pchp.org.uk 

      Event Link: http://htl.li/Y21T30bBAMm

    • Scottish Peer Education Network

      SPEN Network Meeting:
      The theme of the meeting will be entirely UP TO YOU, so we are looking for your suggestions that will help you and your colleagues. Recent themes have included; Mental Health, Arts and Drama Approaches. Once you have registered, please send Calum Ware, SPEN Co-ordinator, your suggestions.
      Lunch will be provided after the meeting, giving an opportunity to network. Refreshments will be provided on arrival.
      Remember, this meeting is FREE to attend, but limited amount of tickets.
      **Please note SPEN is a members network for organisations and practitioners involved in peer education with young people . We welcome new members but would request that they sign up to membership before confirming a place at the event. This helps us to manage numbers attending.**

      Email: calum@fastforward.org.uk

      Event link: http://htl.li/li9q30bqCqH

    • Tap into IT (Internet Technology)

      The Lost Songs of St. Kilda After many years working with computers Stuart McKenzie volunteered with ACEIT to help residents of old peoples’ homes in Edinburgh to use the Internet. In Silverlea Care Home he met Trevor Morrison who asked 'Can these things record music?'. That was ten years ago. Stuart went on to record Trevor playing tunes from St Kilda taught to him as a child saving them from extinction. The music became a best selling classical album featuring those recordings along with new compositions inspired by the original tunes performed by the Scottish Festival Orchestra conducted by Sir James Macmillan. Come along and hear the incredible story of how these haunting tunes were rescued including some of the original recordings! “I can’t think of a much better illustration of the difference that Volunteers can make.” Mike Ellis Managing Director Tap into IT. Certificates of thanks will also be presented to our volunteers. All welcome but please contact to ensure places available.

      Email: admin@tap-into-it.co.uk

      Event link: http://htl.li/a8AV30bCNx8

    • Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire

      Volunteer's Week Treasure Trail

      Interested in volunteering or knowing more about voluntary organisations in South Lanarkshire? Why not follow a VASLan Treasure Trail to lead you to some great volunteer involving organisations and collect some bounty to boot!

      There are 37 treasure chests distributed across 30 organisations in South Lanarkshire who are willing to have "open doors" during Volunteer's Week. To download the treasure maps and for more information visit www.vaslan.org.uk/volunteersweek2017

      #vaslantreasure

      Where: South Lanarkshire

      Event Link: www.vaslan.org.uk/volunteersweek2017

      Email: tina.cameron@vaslan.org.uk

    • Volunteer Midlothian

      We are hosting our annual Volunteers' Week Awards ceremony to celebrate the huge contribution volunteers make across Midlothian. Organisations have nominated their volunteers under 8 award categories and each award has been judged by a sponsor. We have received over 40 nominations and expect around 100 to attend on the night.

      Where: Newbattle Abbey College

      Email: info@volunteermidlothian.org.uk

  • 2nd June 2017
    • ACVO and Cummings Park Community Flat

      Volunteers Week Thank You Celebration and Certificate Presentation, 1.30pm at Cummings Park Community Flat, 122 Cummings Park Drive, Aberdeen, AB16 7BB

      Email: volunteer@acvo.org.uk

    • Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface

      Volunteer Recruitment Fayre

      Thinking about volunteering?
      Or involving volunteers in your organisation?
      This is the event for you!

      As an individual you will get the chance to network with organisations from the area who are looking for volunteers. We know that amongst the many benefits of volunteering, trying out different kinds of work and building experience towards employment is often an important factor in thinking about volunteering options. Because of this, our Volunteer Development staff will be on hand all morning to talk with you about how volunteering can give you the added advantage to get that new job.

      If you are looking for a way to recruit more diverse and skilled volunteers, then why not book a stall?! It is FREE for all our members, and available for non members at a small fee (please contact us for more details).

      Stall holders can arrive from 9am to set up for a 9:30am start. Stall holders will have access to refreshments throughout.

      Where: Sauchie Hall, Sauchie, FK10 3EA

      Email: louise.orr@ctsi.org.uk

      Event Link: http://htl.li/xnI430bXErV

    • Clyde Shopmobility

      A Sparkling Lunch at Roma Restaurant for our amazing volunteers!

      A Big Celebration as a thank you for their fantastic job, for their support and their daily presence at our shop!

      ...and a special surprise for each of them!

      Where: Sylvania Way South, Clydebank G81 1EA

      Email: annamaria.clydeshopmobility@gmail.com

      Event Link: http://htl.li/6yRW30bY5vo

    • The Big Fit Walk

      The Big Fit Walk is linking in with CTSi's Volunteer Recruitment Fayre on Friday 2nd June. The walk will leave from Sauchie Hall at 11:15am

      There are various pick up points along the way, and lunch will be provided upon completing the walk in Cambus

      Where: Throughout Clacks

      Email: tracy@tullibodyhealthyliving.org.uk

      Call:01259 724374

    • Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire

      Volunteer's Week Treasure Trail

      Interested in volunteering or knowing more about voluntary organisations in South Lanarkshire? Why not follow a VASLan Treasure Trail to lead you to some great volunteer involving organisations and collect some bounty to boot!

      There are 37 treasure chests distributed across 30 organisations in South Lanarkshire who are willing to have "open doors" during Volunteer's Week. To download the treasure maps and for more information visit www.vaslan.org.uk/volunteersweek2017

      #vaslantreasure

      Where: South Lanarkshire

      Event Link: www.vaslan.org.uk/volunteersweek2017

      Email: tina.cameron@vaslan.org.uk

  • 3rd June 2017
    • Glasgow Life: Picnic in the Park,Volunteer Celebration Event

      Please note: This event is for active Glasgow Life Volunteers only. 

      As a small token of our appreciation, and part of Volunteers' Week 2017, we would like to invite you and a guest to join us at our 'Picnic in the Park' Volunteer Celebration Event!
      Just bring along your own picnic and a blanket on the day and drop-in anytime between 12pm-4pm to enjoy the fun and free activities. Please feel free to bring 1 guest.
      Tea and coffee will be available and you could try your hand at some creative crafts or perhaps a game of lawn bowls or tennis, or take part in one of our fun Park Lives activities, suitable for all ages and abilities.
      Tours of the nearby Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum and the newly refurbished Kelvin Hall will also be available.
      Please RSVP via email to volunteering@glasgowlife.org.uk by Friday 26 May 2017 to let us know if you'll be able to come along and help us celebrate volunteering.
      Kelvingrove Lawn Bowls and Tennis Centre, Kelvin Way, Glasgow, G3 7TA.

      Email: volunteering@glasgowlife.org.uk

      Event Link: http://htl.li/TZ4030bLTZz

    • National Museums Scotland

      Celebrating Heritage Volunteers Symposium

      The Symposium will be a day of celebration, skills sharing and knowledge exchange amongst people interested in or involved with the heritage sector. This event will give people the opportunity to share their experiences between different organisations, develop skills through creative workshops such as storytelling and collections handling, and hear inspirational speakers involved with heritage volunteering from photography to collections. There will also be a chance to network with people from heritage organisations across Scotland with our Marketplace to find out more about volunteering in the sector

      Where: National Museums of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh,EH1 1JF

      Email: d.wilson@nms.ac.uk

      Event Link: http://htl.li/QV5X30c0f2v

    • University of Stirling Students Union

      (Day 1) Every year literally tonnes of perfectly good possessions are discarded by students leaving University accommodation. Not only do we want to stop this becoming landfill waste but we want to share these books appliances and clothes with future students! Join the Green & Blue Dream Team attending to the University halls and saving everything and anything which can go to a good home. You'll be amazed at what gets left behind and by the positive impacting this recycling has on students starting University the following year. Join in for a day of teamwork curiosity and laughter!
      University of Stirling

      Email: alban.dickson@stir.ac.uk

      Event link: http://htl.li/ibFb30bCMOw

    • Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire

      Volunteer's Week Treasure Trail

      Interested in volunteering or knowing more about voluntary organisations in South Lanarkshire? Why not follow a VASLan Treasure Trail to lead you to some great volunteer involving organisations and collect some bounty to boot!

      There are 37 treasure chests distributed across 30 organisations in South Lanarkshire who are willing to have "open doors" during Volunteer's Week. To download the treasure maps and for more information visit www.vaslan.org.uk/volunteersweek2017

      #vaslantreasure

      Where: South Lanarkshire

      Event Link: www.vaslan.org.uk/volunteersweek2017

      Email: tina.cameron@vaslan.org.uk

  • 4th June 2017
    • Midlothian Volunteer Manager’s Forum: Big Lunch for Midlothian Volunteers

      Midlothian Volunteers have been invited by specific organisations to celebrate the volunteering spirit within Midlothian. This event links in with the ‘Big Lunch’ initiative which encourages people to come together, share stories and conversation over food (bring a picnic, packed lunch or a sharing plate – there will be refreshments available though!)
      The event will be for invited Midlothian volunteers to come together, enjoy the surroundings (free tours of the museum are available, as is live music and a FREE raffle!)

      Where: National Mining Museum, Lady Victoria Colliery, Newtongrange, Dalkeith

      Email: fiona@rdtrosewell.org.uk

    • University of Stirling Students Union

      (Day 2) Every year literally tonnes of perfectly good possessions are discarded by students leaving University accommodation. Not only do we want to stop this becoming landfill waste but we want to share these books appliances and clothes with future students! Join the Green & Blue Dream Team attending to the University halls and saving everything and anything which can go to a good home. You'll be amazed at what gets left behind and by the positive impacting this recycling has on students starting University the following year. Join in for a day of teamwork curiosity and laughter!
      University of Stirling

      Email: alban.dickson@stir.ac.uk

      Event link: http://htl.li/ibFb30bCMOw

    • Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire

      Volunteer's Week Treasure Trail

      Interested in volunteering or knowing more about voluntary organisations in South Lanarkshire? Why not follow a VASLan Treasure Trail to lead you to some great volunteer involving organisations and collect some bounty to boot!

      There are 37 treasure chests distributed across 30 organisations in South Lanarkshire who are willing to have "open doors" during Volunteer's Week. To download the treasure maps and for more information visit www.vaslan.org.uk/volunteersweek2017

      #vaslantreasure

      Where: South Lanarkshire

      Event Link: www.vaslan.org.uk/volunteersweek2017

      Email: tina.cameron@vaslan.org.uk

  • 5th June 2017
    • ACVO and Aberdeen City Council Communities Team

      Volunteers Week and Saltire Award drop in information & registration session at Oldmachar, 2-4.00pm

      Special drop in session with ACVO and Aberdeen City Council Communities Team promoting Volunteers Week, volunteer opportunities and Saltire Awards in the Oldmachar community.

      Where: Oldmachar, Jesmond Drive , Aberdeen, AB22 8UR

      Email: volunteer@acvo.org.uk

    • ACVO and Alzheimer Scotland

      Volunteers Week Thank You Celebration & Certificate Presentation, 2-3.30pm.

      Thank you celebration and certificate presentation to Alzheimer Scotland volunteers as part of Volunteers Week and Dementia Awareness Week.

      Where: Alzheimer Scotland, Dementia Resource Centre, 13-19 King Street, Aberdeen AB24 5AA

      Email: volunteer@acvo.org.uk

    • Argyll and Bute TSI (Helensburgh office)

      Give the Gift of Time is about recruiting and rewarding volunteers across Helensburgh and Lomond. A host of organisations will be there with information about volunteering opportunities and we will have a coffee and cake café to say thank you to everyone who already volunteers. Organisations will also be able to share ideas and experiences of managing volunteers in our post-event workshop.

      Where: Helensburgh Parish Church centre, Colqhoun Square from 2-4pm

      Email: gilliansimpson@argylltsi.org.uk

      Event Link: http://htl.li/xwGF30c0gHh

    • Community Links (South Lanarkshire)

      Community Links (South Lanarkshire) is teaming up with thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland in a celebration of the vital contribution made by volunteers.

      From 1-7 June 2017, Volunteers’ Week Scotland will see a huge range of events take place in communities all over the country, from small awards ceremonies to large celebratory gatherings.

      A ‘Volunteer Open Day’ will be held in Fairhill Community Café in Trinity Church on Monday 5th June between 11am-2pm

      This will give you a chance to visit some of the projects, speak to current volunteers who run the projects and find out more about what opportunities are available.

      Come along and find out how you can help your local community!

      #TeamCommLinks #CommLinkssl

      Email: paul@communitylinkssl.co.uk

      Tel: (01698) 827583

      Event Link: http://htl.li/u2be30bW6af

    • Hamilton Gardens Celebrate; Volunteer Centre East Ayrshire

      Volunteers - young and old - from the Celebrate Stewarton, Bees in their Bonnets come together to have a cup of tea and chat about the benefits of inter-generational volunteering

      Where: Hamilton Gardens, Stewarton, KA3 5HD

      Email: gail.cassidy@eav.org.uk

    • Play Alloa

      Open morning

      Come along to find out more about Play Alloa and the services we deliver. Our premises will be open from 10am til 2pm.

      Where: Play Alloa, Broad Street, Alloa, FK10 1AN

      Email: maria@playalloa.co.uk

    • University of Stirling & Volunteer Scotland

      Volunteering in Dementia Launch Event

      To mark Volunteers' Week and Dementia Awareness Week Scotland, University of Stirling are hosting a joint event with the Volunteer Scotland to launch groundbreaking research into the role of volunteers in dementia care. This exciting project has brought together the diverse areas of volunteering, dementia care and housing through research with volunteers and those living with dementia in both Scotland and England, over a 3 year period. This new research provides important insights for all of those involved in volunteering in dementia care settings.

      Due to limited spaces, this event is invite only. To enquire please contact via email address below.

      Where: Volunteer Scotland Offices

      Email: hello@volunteerscotland.org.uk

    • University of Stirling Students Union

      (Day 3) Every year literally tonnes of perfectly good possessions are discarded by students leaving University accommodation. Not only do we want to stop this becoming landfill waste but we want to share these books appliances and clothes with future students! Join the Green & Blue Dream Team attending to the University halls and saving everything and anything which can go to a good home. You'll be amazed at what gets left behind and by the positive impacting this recycling has on students starting University the following year. Join in for a day of teamwork curiosity and laughter!

      Where: University of Stirling

      Email: alban.dickson@stir.ac.uk

      Event link: http://htl.li/ibFb30bCMOw

    • Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire

      Volunteer's Week Treasure Trail

      Interested in volunteering or knowing more about voluntary organisations in South Lanarkshire? Why not follow a VASLan Treasure Trail to lead you to some great volunteer involving organisations and collect some bounty to boot!

      There are 37 treasure chests distributed across 30 organisations in South Lanarkshire who are willing to have "open doors" during Volunteer's Week. To download the treasure maps and for more information visit www.vaslan.org.uk/volunteersweek2017

      #vaslantreasure

      Where: South Lanarkshire

      Event Link: www.vaslan.org.uk/volunteersweek2017

      Email: tina.cameron@vaslan.org.uk

  • 6th June 2017
    • Aberlour Befriending Service

      Volunteers Tea Party

      Where: Kirkcaldy, Fife

      Email: gill.trowell@aberlour.org.uk

    • ACVO

      Special Pop Up Volunteers Week information and Get Involved stall at Sainsbury's Supermarket, 45-47 Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7AY 1.30-3.30pm

      Email: volunteer@acvo.org.uk

    • ACVO & Future Choices charity

      Volunteers Week Thank You Celebration & Certificate Presentation to Future Choices charity, 11.00 am

      Where: Inchgarth Community Centre, Aboyne Place, Aberdeen AB10 7DR

      Email: volunteer@acvo.org.uk

    • Bee Busy, Be Friend; Volunteer Centre East Ayrshire

      Volunteers will be joining Bee Busy for a “Mocktail at The Bar” (or tea and coffee if preferred), also some lively chat and a Volunteer Quiz with a prize for the winner

      Where: YMCA Building 40 Soulis Street Kilmarnock KA3 1AP

      Email: annie.brown@eav.org.uk

    • Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface

      Volunteer Awards Ceremony

      Where: Lornshilll Academy

      Email: louise.orr@ctsi.org.uk

      This event is invite only

    • Trust Volunteering

      Trust Volunteering Speed Matching

      We have 3 sessions over the course of the day 10-12, 2-4 and 5-7pm. We will be located in the Dutch Gable House, 14 William Street, Greenock. Come along and meet with 3rd sector organisations throughout Inverclyde.

      Email: Catriona.macleod@the-trust.org.uk

    • Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire

      Volunteer's Week Treasure Trail

      Interested in volunteering or knowing more about voluntary organisations in South Lanarkshire? Why not follow a VASLan Treasure Trail to lead you to some great volunteer involving organisations and collect some bounty to boot!

      There are 37 treasure chests distributed across 30 organisations in South Lanarkshire who are willing to have "open doors" during Volunteer's Week. To download the treasure maps and for more information visit www.vaslan.org.uk/volunteersweek2017

      #vaslantreasure

      Where: South Lanarkshire

      Event Link: www.vaslan.org.uk/volunteersweek2017

      Email: tina.cameron@vaslan.org.uk

  • 7th June 2017
    • ACVO, SHMUfm, Denis Law Legacy Trust Streetsport and Inspire

      SHMUfm Community Radio, 99.8fm Volunteers Week 2017 Special

      Special Volunteers Week feature and latest Volunteers Week news roundup from ACVO and guests in the studio from the Denis Law Legacy Trust Streetsport and Inspire, 2-3.00pm on SHMUfm Community Radio-live on 99.8fm and online all the following week via the listen again feature at http://htl.li/tdAB30bY535

      Email: volunteer@acvo.org.uk

    • Islay Dog Rescue; Volunteer Centre East Ayrshire

      Volunteer Thank You Event

      Where: Glen Islay Farm Cumnock KA18 2SG

      Email: annie.brown@eav.org.uk

    • Rosewell Development Trust: Beetle Drive and Buffet!

      Beetle Drive for Rosewell Development Trust volunteers. Guaranteed fun and food will be had as a buffet will be provided at this evening event!

      Where: Rosewell Resource Centre, 85 Carnethie Street, Rosewell

      Email: fiona@rdtrosewell.org.uk

      Web link: www.rdtrosewell.org.uk

    • Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire

      Volunteer's Week Treasure Trail

      Interested in volunteering or knowing more about voluntary organisations in South Lanarkshire? Why not follow a VASLan Treasure Trail to lead you to some great volunteer involving organisations and collect some bounty to boot!

      There are 37 treasure chests distributed across 30 organisations in South Lanarkshire who are willing to have "open doors" during Volunteer's Week. To download the treasure maps and for more information visit www.vaslan.org.uk/volunteersweek2017

      #vaslantreasure

      Where: South Lanarkshire

      Event Link: www.vaslan.org.uk/volunteersweek2017

      Email: tina.cameron@vaslan.org.uk