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25 July 2017

£8.6m fund for community led projects

News, Scottish Government, Voluntary sector, Social Innovation
8 February 2017

Volunteer Scotland have found that 52% of young people volunteered in the last year, compared to only 27% of adults.

News, Young People, Voluntary sector
2 June 2016

People from disadvantaged backgrounds will receive training and help to become volunteers, Communities Secretary Angela Constance has revealed at the start of Volunteers’ Week.

News, Voluntary sector
15 June 2015

Glasgow City Council's new volunteering policy is designed to create new volunteering opportunities, recognise the contribution that volunteers make to the city and the added value they bring to the council family.

News, Local Authority, Voluntary sector
5 June 2015

Fiona McLeod, the minister for children and young people, met volunteers and staff at Young Scot to celebrate Volunteer Week and announce that Young Scot has received accreditation from the Volunteer Scotland Investing in Volunteers programme.

News, Voluntary sector, Young People
12 March 2015

The value of 2014’s top sporting events to the skills and employability of Scotland’s young women and men has been has been underlined as part of the third national Legacy Week.

News, Young People, Voluntary sector
25 February 2015

Over £1.1 million will be invested to train and recruit 3,000 volunteers from disadvantaged backgrounds Social Justice Secretary Alex Neil has announced.

News, Voluntary sector, Scottish Government
28 October 2014

Most volunteers are now motivated by the chance to develop new and existing skills, according to a new report. ‘The New Alchemy’, by nfpSynergy, also says people want their experience to be personalised and flexible, rather than traditional “envelope stuffing and money-counting.”

News, Report, Voluntary sector
8 September 2014

Volunteer Scotland have launched My Volunteer Account, which is a new way to connect people with the sorts of volunteering experiences they are interested in.

News, Voluntary sector
5 September 2014

Volunteering has returned to its highest level for ten years, new research shows. ‘The New Alchemy’, a new report from research consultancy nfpSynergy, also found that the number of men volunteering is now higher than that of women, while the young are consistently the most likely age group to give their time.

News, Report, Third Sector, Voluntary sector
4 August 2014

Commonwealth Games volunteers will be eligible to access a £2.4 million employability programme, First Minister Alex Salmond has said. The Scotland’s Best initiative, designed to get 1,000 jobless young Scots into work, will be opened up to those youngsters who have volunteered at the Games.

News, Young People, Voluntary sector
31 July 2014

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) have published a report calling for a major overhaul of how welfare to work schemes are designed and paid for. The report claims that the Work Programme is failing many people with complex or multiple needs and is underutilising the skills and expertise of the charity sector.

News, Report, Work Programme, Voluntary sector
30 June 2014

The report examines the social value of the work of the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), drawing on evidence from almost 1,500 CAB volunteers.

News, Report, Voluntary sector
26 June 2014

Part of the overall support programme offered by Ready for Business, the Community Benefits in Procurement Champions Network met this week.

News, Youth, Voluntary sector
5 June 2014

First Minister Alex Salmond has marked Volunteer’s Week 2014 by working with young people involved in Scotland’s Best programme and announcing that applications are now open for 50 young people, who are part of Scotland’s Best programme, to have the chance to volunteer in posts at this year’s Ryder Cup.

News, Young People, Voluntary sector