Sound of Mind

Thursday 18th April 1400-1630

VAO Boarroom, Kirkwall


Worried about a friend's or your own well being?

Want to know how to try and help?

This FREE Sound of Mind workshop will help you to:

  • Understand Wellbeing
  • Build confidence to engage with those who may be having suicidal thoughts
  • Signposts to services who can help

To book your place please contact: or call 01856 872 897

First come forst serve as places are limited!


The Hive is open to applications all year round with applications reviewed at monthly panel assessment meetings. We aim to notify applicants of the outcome within two weeks of a monthly panel meeting, which means that the maximum amount of time an applicant will have to wait for a decision following submission is eight weeks. 

Pathway 3: For businesses looking to convert to co‑operative or community ownership

Apply here.

Sported is seeking professionals with expertise in business and strategic planning, finance, marketing and PR, fundraising, governance and impact measurement to support our growing membership of community sport and youth groups.

They are currently recruiting volunteers for the following roles.

1. Mentor Placements

Our volunteers are carefully matched with a Sported member club within their locality, who they then support on a one-to-one basis, typically for a period of between three to six months.

2. Light Touch Support (short-term flexible volunteering)

Our volunteers provide short-term support by helping Sported members with specific questions or challenges. The support may take the form of one-off advice or between one to three sessions, which can be delivered via your chosen communication method (e.g. face-to-face, over the phone/Skype or email). This option is perfect for those volunteers who may not have the time to commit to an extended mentor placement or may be in between projects.

If you are interested in knowing more please follow the link here:

The St Magnus Way is having a walk from Gurness to Birsay along the shore and road on Saturday April 13th. They are looking for  any volunteers with an in date First Aid certificate who might be willing to walk with them on that day.

 The walk will be starting 10am at Gurness. If you are interested in this contact Rob McGregor at VAO and he will pass your details on to Stuart at St Magnus Way.


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