National Action Plan on Business & Human Rights

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector (GCVS), Scottish Council on Deafness (SCoD) and Voluntary Action Scotland have produced a report on the Third Sector Consultation Event on the National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights, which took place on Friday 16th...

Helping those facing benefit sanctions

Cope Scotland have produced a booklet and sample letters to help community organisations working with people facing benefits sanctions. The booklet sets out the information people need to know about their rights, such as how to resolve and survive a sanction.   You...

VAS Submission for Islands (Scotland) Bill

Voluntary Action Scotland and the island-based Third Sector Interfaces: Third Sector Interface Western Isles, Voluntary Action Orkney and Voluntary Action Shetland have written a submission paper in response to the Scottish Parliament’s Rural Economy and Connectivity...

Scottish Civil Society backs call to end the benefit freeze

Voluntary Action Scotland is proud to be one of forty-five organisations across Scotland that have called on the Chancellor of the Exchequer to end the freeze on working age and children’s benefits in the November budget. Charities, trades  unions and faith groups...

Making an Impact Locally: Kathleen’s Volunteer Story

As one of their four core pillars, Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire (VASLan) are committed to helping South Lanarkshire residents find the best volunteering opportunities, as well as assisting local third sector organisations to find the best volunteers. Kathleen...

‘A Garden of Opportunity’: tsiMoray – Supporting Volunteers

  Tom is in his element when he is in a garden. He has spent many years helping his Dad in their garden, and in the past year has mastered cutting grass with a gas-powered mower and strimmer as part of his day service placement with the local Council. Tom is 26...