• ACVO Recognised for Excellence 10/07/18 - ACVO was delighted to be recognised for its commitment to excellence at the recent Quality Scotland Scottish Awards for Business Excellence. ACVO was presented with the EFQM – European Foundation for Quality Management Committed to Excellence Award. It was a great honour and tremendous achievement – with ACVO being the first Third Sector Interface in the country to achieve this level of award/accreditation. Claire Ford, Chief Executive, Quality Scotland stated Read More
  • ACVO Bursary Scheme Re-opens 15/06/18 - 50% of all Affiliation fees each year is injected into the ACVO Bursary scheme and, with so many Affiliates renewing, ACVO are delighted to announce that the Bursary scheme has now re-opened for the second time in 2018. If you know of or represent a Third Sector organisation working in Aberdeen that  is looking to take a specific step forward in terms of being more enterprising then you might apply.  Read More
  • ACVO Launches Initiative to Highlight Volunteers 07/06/18 - VOLUNTEERS MAKE GREAT EMPLOYEES A CALL TO EMPLOYERS: SHOUT OUT FOR YOUR PEOPLE: TELL US AND WE’LL TELL SCOTLAND In National Volunteers Week 2018, at the latest ACVO Affiliates event, award winning HR consultants  Hunter Adams backed ACVO in launching the “Your People – Our Communities Campaign”.  Susan Myles, Head of Hunter Adams North Region told the Hunter Adams story. In doing so she provided the first of the “Your Read More
  • Alzheimer Scotland Open Latest Big Friendly Bench 06/06/18 - This Dementia Awareness Week Alzheimer Scotland are making sure nobody faces dementia alone becoming the latest organisation to set up a Big Friendly Bench in Aberdeen. Sara Geoghegan, Dementia Adviser with Alzheimer Scotland, said “We are delighted to become part of the Big Friendly Aberdeen Bench Initiative. The benches are a very creative way to promote the vital work and support that local voluntary organisations provide in the city. The Read More
  • Support and Celebrate Volunteers’ Week 2018 14/05/18 - Volunteers’ Week – the national celebration of volunteering which takes place from the 1st -7th June 2018 is fast approaching and excitement is growing in Aberdeen and across the country! This year the theme is ‘Volunteering For All’. There are many ways you can get involved and support Volunteers Week 2018 – including joining in the national Volunteers Week 2018 thunderclap to set the week off – details at https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/69252-volunteers-week-scot-2018 For Read More
  • OSCR Guidance on Safeguarding 09/05/18 - Safeguarding is the action that an organisation takes to promote the welfare of children and vulnerable adults to protect them from harm.  This includes making sure that the appropriate policies and procedures are put in place.  Safeguarding includes child protection but goes further and extends to all vulnerable beneficiaries. Safeguarding Guidance: Keeping vulnerable beneficiaries safe explains what is meant by safeguarding and highlights key steps charity trustees can take to Read More
  • MSP Flies the Flag for Childline Volunteers 05/04/18 - Aberdeen Central MSP Kevin Stewart met with dedicated young volunteers as he presented Saltire Awards certificates to 41 volunteers at the NSPCC Childline service in Aberdeen. The Saltire Awards, which are endorsed by the Scottish Government, are for young people aged between 12 and 25 and recognise and reward them for their fantastic contribution to volunteering. The awards are co-ordinated in Aberdeen City by ACVO (Aberdeen’s third sector interface). Kevin Read More
  • #BeLikeStAndrew this St Andrew’s Day 24/11/17 - ACVO, Aberdeen’s Third Sector Interface is supporting the #BeLikeStAndrew campaign. The #BeLikeStAndrew campaign has been launched by the Scottish Government and is encouraging acts of kindness across Scotland as part of St Andrews Day celebrations. This St Andrew’s Day – 30th November 2017 – people are encouraged to join in the spirit of St Andrew by being kind, inclusive and welcoming. St Andrew was an extraordinary person known for being Read More
  • Record Month for Young Volunteers in Aberdeen 06/10/17 - ACVO is celebrating after logging the busiest month on record for the Saltire Awards since the awards were first launched in April 2012 in Aberdeen. The Saltire Awards recognise the contribution which 12-25 year olds make to their communities on a voluntary basis. In September there were 116 new registrations and a total of 170 Saltire Award certificates issued in the last month. Mike Melvin, Volunteer Co-ordinator at ACVO said, Read More
  • ACVO is Committed to Excellence 13/09/17 - ACVO TSI is delighted to announce that we are the first Third Sector Interface to be recognised by Quality Scotland as ‘Committed to Excellence – 2 Star’. Quality Scotland assessed and validated ACVO against the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) Excellence Model, which provides a framework that encourages the cooperation, collaboration and innovation within organisations. The EFQM Excellence Model provides a holistic view of the organisation and it can Read More