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Core Skills in Volunteer Management training (online) – training dates in April and May

Core Skills in Volunteer Management (fully online) We are working in partnership with Volunteer Edinburgh to offer new training to volunteer involving organisations across the Western Isles this April and May.The Volunteer Centre will cover the cost of participating Western Isles organisations. If you would like to book a place, please email suzanne@volunteercentrewi.org with the following details: name; organisation/ group; email address; and contact phone number Please note, if you book directly through the Volunteer …

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New Youth Volunteering Guidelines launched – training available

New national Youth Volunteering Guidelines are being launched this month, with training being offered to support the launch. We would like to encourage all partners across the Western Isles to attend in order to support the development of youth volunteering in the islands.  The Volunteer Centre Western Isles will also be rolling out information throughout the year. These guidelines do not sit alone but are part of a wider Scottish Government response to the the …

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New PVG Online system launched

Do you organise PVG’s for your volunteers? If so, you may be interested to know that Disclosure Scotland has introduced a digital channel for online PVG applications. Disclosure Scotland has introduced a digital channel to accept PVG applications online. PVG Online will provide: a better, easier to use, PVG application service faster turnaround in disclosure production significant financial savings for organisations a more efficient service for you Taking a digital first approach, the new online …

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Western Isles Libraries and Third Sector Interface encourage people to sign up for Chromebooks and digital support

Western Isles Libraries and Third Sector Interface encourage people to sign up for Chromebooks and digital support As part of the Connecting Scotland project, Western Isles Libraries have been allocated a number of Chromebook laptops.  These are to be gifted to digitally excluded families with children and care leavers up to the age of 26 years. TSI Western Isles can support groups and organisations to apply for these – please contact Suzanne Macaulay,  suzanne@volunteercentrewi.org or …

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TSI Western Isles – Free e-Learning for the Third Sector

Working with Highland TSI, and with Scottish Government financial support, we are running a pilot providing access to FREE e-Learning for managers, employees and volunteers who are running a local voluntary sector group or organisation, charity or social enterprise company on Lewis, Harris, Uist or Barra.  E-Learning is intuitive and easy to use with relevant and essential modules covering key topics such as compliance, workplace development, finance, IT skills, communication, wellbeing, volunteer management and self-management. As part of the pilot you would receive one …

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