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.
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.
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.
To be the Voice
- Ensuring a strong Third Sector Voice at a Strategic Level within Local Planning Structures and Nationally.
To Build Capacity
- Developing the capacity of volunteering, community groups, voluntary organisations and social enterprise to achieve positive change.
- Providing Leadership, vision and co-ordinator to the Local Third Sector to better respond to local priorities, including through partnership and collaboration.
What we do
- Third Sector Voice
- Advice and Support
- Organisation Development
- Training/Funding Support
- Charity Law - OSCR
- Payroll and Accounts
- Independent Examination of Accounts
- Funding Distribution
- Saltire Awards
- VAS Volunteering Awards
- Volunteering Opportunities
- Volunteering for All National Framework
- Carers Support
- Carers’ Strategy
- Virtual Carers
- Short Breaks Grants
- Third Sector Hub
- Independent Charities - Tenancies
- Meeting Facilities
- Admin - One stop shop
Shetland Befriending Scheme
- Children and Young People
- 16+ Adults
- 60+ Adults Dementia
Along with other Third Sector Interface’s throughout Scotland, Voluntary Action Shetland distributed a third year of the Scottish Government Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for Adults to support community activity until March 2025. Shetland’s allocation totalled £71,810.