Voluntary Action Shetland is Shetland's third sector interface.

OUR VISION is to be a Strong, Sustainable and Valued Asset for Shetland, playing a leading role in Championing and Supporting Community Needs. OUR MISSION is to Support, Represent and Develop Community and Voluntary Action in Shetland.

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Key Aims

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To be a central source of knowledge about

  • The Third Sector Locally.
  • Local and National Policy and how it might affect the Third Sector, communities and citizens.
  • How the Third Sector can contribute to those agendas.
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To be the Voice

  • Ensuring a strong Third Sector Voice at a Strategic Level within Local Planning Structures and Nationally.
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To Build Capacity

  • Developing the capacity of volunteering, community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprise to achieve positive change.
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To Connect

  • Providing Leadership, vision and co-ordinator to the Local Third Sector to better respond to local priorities, including through partnership and collaboration.
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What we do

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Strategic

  • Lobbying
  • Negotiation
  • Representation
  • Facilitation
  • Third Sector Voice
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Community Support

  • Advice and Support
  • Organisation Development
  • Training/Funding Support
  • Charity Law - OSCR
  • Networks/Forums
  • Newsletters
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Administration

  • Correspondence
  • Payroll and Accounts
  • Independent Examination of Accounts
  • Funding Distribution
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Volunteering

  • Saltire Awards
  • VAS Volunteering Awards
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • Volunteering for All National Framework
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Carers

  • Carers Support
  • Short Breaks Grants
  • Respitality
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Market House

  • Third Sector Hub
  • Independent Charities - Tenancies
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Admin - One stop shop
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Shetland Befriending Scheme

  • Volunteers
  • Children and Young People
  • 16+ Adults
  • 60+ Adults Dementia
  • Training

RSPB Shetland Team Member (Shetland Species on the Edge)

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Record breaking numbers at 2024 Saltire Awards Ceremony

164 young people were recognised for their volunteering on Tuesday evening (4th June 2024) at the Shetland Saltire Awards Ceremony.

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PVG Disclosure Consultation

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL VOLUNTARY GROUPS, PLEASE SHARE … If your organisation has volunteers who need to be disclosure checked this proposed change will affect you! Please read and respond to the consultation on fees.

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New Defibrillator at Market House

Voluntary Action Shetland (VAS) would like to promote to the residents of Shetland that they now have a defibrillator installed at Market House. VAS obtained funding from the Shetland Community Benefit Fund to purchase the equipment which has been installed at the side of Market House.

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