Police Scotland - Special Constables

With a long and impressive history the Special Constabulary is a part-time, volunteer body consisting of officers with similar powers to that of police officers. As a special constable, you'll forge strong partnerships in the community, patrolling the streets, preventing crime and interacting with all kinds of people to help keep your local community safe.

Special Constables can act as a positive force for change - bringing with them an extensive pool of skills, talents, experience, local knowledge and diverse backgrounds - as well as enhancing the overall level of service provided by the police. So whatever your walk of life, step forward now and find out how being a Special Constable could be the perfect fit to suit your lifestyle.  

VAO Adult Befriending - Activity Group Helpers

Volunteers are needed to help at an exciting new group which is aimed at stimulating and having fun with people with mild to moderate dementia. Duties will include helping to run the activities, making a cuppa and helping to clear up at the end of the session.

Orkney Library - Yip and Yarn Knitting Volunteers

Orkney Libraries are looking for volunteers to run  Yap & Yarn sessions in Kirkwall and Stromness libraries. The sessions run on alternate Mondays from 5-7pm from October to March. Two volunteers each are needed for Kirkwall and Stromness. Knitting/Crocheting experience is essential.
Duties are: • Start at 4.45pm • Prepare teas/coffees • Set up for session • Assist group members with their projects as necessary • Share new ideas • Wash up cups and tidy up at end of session to finish by 7pm • Liaise with library staff members - Karen Walker and Heather Balfour -who will also provide support

Police Scotland Youth Volunteers Need Adult Volunteers

Police Scotland Youth Volunteers (PSYV) is a uniformed youth organisation designed to provide a safe environment in which young people can learn as individuals, develop positive relationships with the police and actively support their local community.

The aims of PSYV are as follows:

  • Promote a practical understanding of policing amongst all young people.
  • Encourage a spirit of adventure and good citizenship.
  • Support local policing priorities through volunteering and give young people a chance to      be heard.
  • Inspire young people to participate positively in their communities.


Adult volunteers are needed to help support the young people in their volunteering.

Adult Volunteers are responsible for the day to day supervision of Youth Volunteers.

Adult volunteers will receive full training and support before taking on the role.

The Learning Link - Senior Computer Club Helpers

Are you " computer savvy"? Would you like to help older folk develop and improve their computer skills? The Learning Link are running a Senior Computer Club from 6th October 2016  to 30th March 2017 on Thursday afternoons between 1.30pm to 3pm. We need helpers who are good with Windows 10, tablets, Ipads and smartphones to come along and pass on their experience and skills to the club members. If you think this is something you would like to be involved in please contact Rob at VAO on 872 897.


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