The CLAN shop are looking for a couple of volunteers to volunteer at the shop. One of the shifts would be on Saturday afternoon and both shifts would require the volunteers to do till work.

If you like the idea of volunteering at one of Orkney’s leading charities and also gaining some experience of a retail environment then this opportunity could be tailor made for you. Don’t worry if you haven’t done till work before as full training will be provided.

If this is an opportunity that you are interested in please contact Kayleigh at the CLAN shop on 873 393 or Rob McGregor on 872 897.



VAO Adult Befriending Service are looking for volunteers to help with a new weekly games group for older adults to be run on Thursday afternoons. The volunteers will help out with teas, coffees and games. The games will include indoor bowls, boccia, quoits and skittles There will also be board and card games. No experience of working with older folk is needed but a caring nature and good communication skills along with the ability to support and encourage older people to take part would be great.

So if you feel like spending your Thursday afternoon’s playing games and having a brew with some lovely older folk please contact Linsey or Arlene on 872897.

Victim Support Orkney need volunteers who can provide emotional and practical support to those who have been affected by crime including those affected by past crimes.

The support is community based through telephone, email or home visits where possible.


Victim Support aims to ensure people are fully supported through the criminal justice process and have access to support in order to rebuild their lives. Volunteers must be reliable, sensitive, non-judgemental and have the ability and confidence to help distressed and vulnerable people.

Strict confidentiality must be adhered to at all times. Training takes place over three days in Inverness and Victim Support would expect volunteers to commit to a minimum period of 12 months volunteering after training.

Victim Support Orkney need volunteers.

For further information please contact Rob on 872897 or drop him an email 


Fair Trade Orkney are a small group that promotes the use of Fairtrade goods in Orkney. They are looking for a social media promoter who can help with setting up and making the most of social media for publicity and promotion. This  would include Facebook and Twiteer accounts. This can be done flexibly from home and to suit the volunteer's availability but updating should be done at least once a week. 

Home-Start is a national charity available in hundreds of local communities. They recruit and train volunteers to help families with young children. Home-Start in Orkney need volunteers who would like to train as a family visitor, visiting families in their home once a week for a couple of hours. Full training is provided and volunteers are supported throughout.

Home-Start also need two new trustees who will be willing to give some time to help this much needed charity to continue providing a valuable community service. If you are interested in being a volunteer trustee or home visitor please contact Rob on 872 897 or Erika on 870 770

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