Voluntary Action Shetland is Shetland's third sector interface

Voluntary Action Shetland seeks to respond to and support voluntary services in Shetland by meeting present and emerging needs, developing and promoting new ways of responding and encouraging people in Shetland to offer voluntary service to their community.

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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
  • Third Sector Voice
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Market House

  • Third Sector Hub
  • 17 Organisations
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Administration
  • Tenancies
  • ICT
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Administration

  • Correspondence
  • Payroll and Accounts
  • Funding Distribution
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Volunteering

  • Saltire Awards
  • Shetland Community Spirit Award
  • Opportunities
  • Strategy
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Community Support

  • Advice and Support
  • Independent Examination
  • Organisation Development
  • Training
  • Charity Law - OSCR
  • PVG
  • Organisation Structure
  • Help to find funding
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Peer Education

  • Workshops
  • Peer Educators
  • Peer Mentors
  • Training
  • Strategy
  • Schools
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Carers

  • Support
  • Carers’ Centre
  • Carers’ Strategy
  • Virtual Carers
  • Young Carers
  • Outreach
  • Short Breaks
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Shetland Befriending Scheme

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

  • Business Managers
  • Advertising
  • Subscription
  • Distribution

Professional Volunteer

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VAS Volunteering Awards Naming Competition

Voluntary Action Shetland develop new awards and encourage community to take part in naming competition.

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Communities Mental Health & Wellbeing Fund Year 2

Communities Health and Wellbeing Fund YEAR 2 … Voluntary Action Shetland (VAS) is delighted to launch the second year of the Communities Health and Wellbeing Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government on Monday 17th October 2022.

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Board Members Farewell

Celebrating Long Standing Board Members at Voluntary Action Shetland … Voluntary Action Shetland (VAS) staff and current board members recently had a get together at Market House in September 2022 to commemorate two long-standing board members, Alex Miller and Willie Henderson.

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