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Befriending Week 2023

1st – 7th November marks 11 years of Befriending Week and the team at Befriending Networks hopes that this year’s campaign will celebrate and strengthen our sector.

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Fair Work and the Volunteer Charter

Fair Work Convention member Anna Fowlie is the Chief Executive of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) talks about Fair Work and the ten key principles of the Volunteer Charter which help to underpin good relations within a volunteering environment.

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Volunteers and the State – where does volunteering fit in 21st century Scotland?

Last week, Volunteer Scotland facilitated a Festival of Politics panel event exploring the relationship between volunteering and the state. Our CEO, Alan Stevenson, was joined on the panel by Sara Redmond from the Health and Social Care Alliance and Alan Sherry from the CLD Standards Council. The discussion was expertly chaired by Jeremy Balfour MSP who dared to ask some of the more thorny questions!

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