Volunteer Centre Western Isles: Recognising Adult Volunteering

The Western Isles has a strong volunteering culture and volunteers form an integral part of the local community; as in all areas of Scotland, the Saltire Awards are a fantastic way to recognise the contributions of volunteers aged between 12 and 25, however there is...

TSI Network Annual Conference 2017

Our TSI Network Annual Conference & Annual General Meeting 2017 will take place on Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th October atthe The Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld. This year’s theme is ‘Leading Empowerment Locally ‘ –  download the TSI...

Saltire Awards Surpasses 100,000 Milestone

Young people in Scotland are turning to volunteering in their thousands with numbers growing year on year; and as the country marks Volunteers’ Week 2017 (1st to 7th June), VAS is delighted to announce that this is a trend reflected by the Scottish Government’s...

Chloe’s Story: How Volunteering Helped Me

It won’t have escaped your notice that today is the start of Volunteers’ Week. In recognition of the many different experiences of volunteers and the varied benefits of volunteering, here is Chloe’s story… “Despite graduating college with a...

VASA: Tackling Food Poverty with the Unity Grill

Unity Grill Angela McNay will realise her social enterprise vision when her restaurant, Unity Grill, opens in Newmarket Street, Ayr in the Summer of 2017. Unity Grill is a social restaurant with the community at its heart and an aim to challenge hunger and food...