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Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do
What it means to be a member of the PVG Scheme and how to fill out the form you've been given
Speak to someone in your local area about volunteering
Our guides cover all aspects of Volunteer Management
IiV gives you the opportunity to improve and develop your volunteering practice.
Disclosure Services supports the voluntary sector with processing pvg checks.
Publications, Stats and Resources providing insight for action.
Learn from the experience of the Volunteer Development Coordinator of the national charity Sistema Scotland on how to develop an effective volunteer strategy.
Here’s some fantastic news for anyone involved in employer supported volunteering – volunteering through work has been shown to have a positive impact on individual wellbeing.
We recently sent our quarterly newsletter where we share information and keep VSDS customers up-to-date with what’s going on in the service. Here's a little of what we shared
From 1st December 2017, we will no longer accept cheques that cover multiple application forms for paid positions i.e. £18 or £59.
We know that volunteering can have a positive impact on individual wellbeing, with benefits for both volunteers themselves and their communities, and many volunteers offer direct support for service users or clients to overcome unexpected challenges or emotionally difficult situations.
Only 11% of Scotland’s sick and disabled volunteered in 2016, a shockingly low figure compared to the adult participation rate of 27%. What does this mean for an inclusive and fairer Scotland?
Scotland’s first ever festival of volunteering, held in Stirling from 21-26 September, attracted more than 1400 people, including over 70 organisations and charities, to a series of events throughout the city.
Following a judicial review one part of the PVG process has been found to be in breach of European Human Rights Legislation, this breach is in relation to the list of offences that are always going to be disclosed on an individual’s PVG.
Douglas Maxwell, ALISS Programme Manager, blogs about their new Volunteer Crowdsourcing Programme.
The ALISS Programme helps people find and share resources that support health and wellbeing.
Vikki from the University of Stirling (as part of a cross organisational team) has recently completed a 3 year study into the role of volunteers in dementia care. This blog provides a very useful overview of their findings.