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...the latest from Volunteer Scotland

4 June 2020
News, 2020, May

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has recorded a video message thanking the tens of thousands of volunteers who have helped Scotland’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

28 May 2020
News, 2020, May

Volunteers’ Week takes place on the 1st to 7th June each year and has always been a ‘time to celebrate’ and thank all of our volunteers for their contribution throughout the year.

20 May 2020
News, Disclosure services, Disclosures Latest, 2020, May

‘Scotland Works for You’ is the name of the collaborative group initiated in early 2017 with the aim of securing opportunities for people with convictions to lead positive, healthy lives that contribute to society.

18 May 2020
News, 2020, May

Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 18-24 May and the theme for 2020 is kindness.

18 May 2020
News, 2020, May

SCDC and Public Health Scotland have launched a new resource to support community organisations to carry out their vital work safely during coronavirus (COVID-19).

15 May 2020
News, 2020, May

This article seeks to answer questions around insurance and volunteering. This is especially important during coronavirus (COVID-19).

13 May 2020
News, 2020, May

Scottish charities have called upon Home Secretary Priti Patel to include social care staff in plans to review visa fees for foreign staff and volunteers.

1 May 2020
News, 2020, May

Volunteers’ Week is usually a ‘time to celebrate’ volunteers across the country, but with all that is going on right now we've decided to shift our focus and bring the campaign back to basics.

1 May 2020
News, 2020, May

Following an exceptional response to the ‘Scotland Cares’ campaign since it was launched a month ago, the Scottish Government has today announced a pause in recruitment.

28 April 2020
News, 2020, April

The Scottish Government has expanded its testing programme to now include volunteers within organisations providing support to vulnerable people and communities.