News

...the latest from Volunteer Scotland

31 July 2020
News, 2020, July

The Scottish Government have developed new communications toolkits to reflect the most recent guidance. These resources will be updated as we go through the phases.

24 July 2020
News, Disclosures Latest, 2020, July

Safer and fairer Scotland as Disclosure Bill receives Royal Assent.

10 July 2020
News, Disclosures Latest, 2020, July

Ann Ferguson, Training & Compliance officer, retires from Volunteer Scotland Disclosure Services after 16 years.

26 June 2020
News, 2020, June

The Volunteer Safely Team in Volunteering Matters have produced advice and resources to help community organisations resume their volunteering as lockdown eases.

25 June 2020
News, 2020, May

Volunteer Scotland is researching the impact of COVID-19 on informal volunteering, mutual aid groups and formal volunteering.

12 June 2020
News, June, 2020

This Volunteers’ Week focused on thanks, gratitude and recognition. We were overwhelmed by the amount of creative thank yous shared through our website and on social media. We've put together some of the highlights from this years campaign.

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.