Volunteering Opportunities

VAO act as a link between people who want to volunteer, and groups that need volunteers. We list volunteer opportunities from local, national and international organisations so there’s something for everyone! If you spot something you like, contact VAO for full details or register as a volunteer here.

Young Scot - SaveStudySpend – Co-design Project

Young Scot has teamed up with the Money Advice Service to work with a group of students from across Scotland, aged 16-25, looking at what support young people have to make the most of their money. Volunteers will get the chance to challenge themsleves to be innovative and creative through developing their skills - listening, communicating, presenting, team work, designing, prototyping, digital and social media; increasing their confidence, being empowered, challenging the people at the top, meeting other people from across Scotland and working as a team; developing their knowledge through research; coming up with solutions and ideas as a team and working towards actions to implement them.

 

Young Scot

Scottish Water Employer Supported Volunteering

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Scottish Water have been in touch with VAO to offer the services of their local staff, to volunteer and help deliver a short community volunteering project, here in Orkney.

Scottish Water’s employee volunteering programme was launched in spring 2011, and in the last year alone more than 500 Scottish Water employees have taken part in their volunteering programme.

Employees are supported to carry out volunteering on week days and during office hours. Unfortunately they don’t have a budget but they do have enthusiastic employees who love to make a difference for others.

If you have an idea for a practical, non-fund raising activity that Scottish Water could complete in 1 day, please contact Fiona Burley at Scottish Water with as much detail as possible. Fiona will be happy to answer any questions you have and would love to have a chat with you about your proposal.

Fiona can be contacted via email at

volunteering@scottishwater.co.uk

Relationships Scotland Orkney - Volunteer Receptionist

Relationships Scotland Orkney is a voluntary organisation providing a range of services to support individuals, couples and families, including counselling and family mediation. They are currently looking for a volunteer receptionist to provide cover for out-of-hours appointments.  No previous experience is necessary and training will be provided. Given the nature of the work, an understanding of data protection and client confidentiality will be essential.  If you would like to find out more, please contact Cecily Cromby at Cecily.cromby@vaorkney.org.uk or 873 937.
 
Office, Pen, Notebook, Diary, Work

Volunteer receptionist at the Orkney Counselling and Support Centre


The Orkney Counselling and Support Centre are currently looking for a volunteer receptionist to provide cover for out-of-hours appointments.

No previous experience is necessary and training will be provided. Given the nature of the work, an understanding of data protection and client confidentiality will be essential.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Cecily Cromby at Cecily.cromby@vaorkney.org.uk or 873937.

 

Service, Reception, Official, Business

 

 

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