• 897 ABERDONIANS SIGN UP TO SCOTLAND CARES (Press Release) 07/04/20 - ACVO, home of Volunteer Aberdeen, can reveal that in just one week from its launch, over 897 volunteers have signed up to help their local communities in Aberdeen through the Scotland Cares Volunteer Programme. These volunteers have come forward to volunteer with charities and groups across the city throughout the COVID-19 outbreak and will help those most in need.   In addition to this, further people will also have signed Read More
  • Companies House announce accounts filing deadline extension 02/04/20 - Companies House, the regulator of limited companies has announced a deadline extension scheme for companies affected by COVID-19 who will struggle to prepare their accounts. If you think the impact of COVID-19 will cause delays in filing your company accounts, you can apply for an automatic and immediate 3 month extension. You must apply before your filing deadline.  If you do not apply for the extension, the full penalties for Read More
  • Somebody Cares is ready to help with emergency food response 27/03/20 - Somebody Cares is ready to help with emergency food response In a statement, the organisation said: We have temporarily closed our shop in line with the latest government restrictions on non-essential businesses, and our Warehouse is also closed to all but essential staff.  Our key focus now is food. Giving food out If you are an individual who needs a food bag then please contact us and we will do Read More
  • ACVO & Volunteer Aberdeen COVID-19 Update 26/03/20 - ACVO continues to operate as business as usual with our team following government advice and working from home. Throughout this unprecedented period, we will continue to inform, represent, support, develop and crucially, navigate Aberdeen’s 3rd sector through this difficult time. Already we have created the COVID-19 Directory resource which is full of information and advice on a range of topics that you may find useful.  We are regularly updating this Read More
  • ACVO Blog: Virtual Meetings Options UPDATED 20/03/20 - *** This blog post was updated on 26th March 2020 *** Most meetings in the current situation surrounding the COVID-19 epidemic will be carried out “virtually” avoiding face-to-face contact and the risk of infection. There are many options including  “Facetime” which is good for one-to-one meetings though it does require an Apple device. Microsoft’s Messenger offers similar video exchanges and is good for one-to-ones.  Google Duo offers similar functionality. There Read More
  • ACVO Blog – OSCR Guidance on COVID-19 20/03/20 - Below, our Development Officer, Sandy Mathers has written a short article on the current OSCR guideance: The Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) has published guidance for charities in relation to the Coronavirus epidemic which can be accessed here. Please note that this guidance will be updated regularly as the situation develops. The OSCR guidance also features links to relevant government guidance re Covid-19 This guidance will also be Read More
  • ACVO Blog: Giving in Aberdeen 2020 18/03/20 - Recently our Partnership & Enterprise Officer, Kaja Czuchnicka, has authored a blog post on Giving in Aberdeen.   If you have a moment why not give it a read and complete our 2020 survey?   https://medium.com/@ACVOtsi/giving-in-aberdeen-34c318b3db42
  • Volunteer Aberdeen Statement on Community Response to COVID-19 18/03/20 - Volunteer Aberdeen have released a statement on COVID-19 and its impact on volunteers. You can read their statement here.
  • ACVO – COVID-19 Update 17/03/20 - ACVO COVID-19 Update ACVO continues to operate as business as usual, as communities help each other through the amazing vehicle of volunteering. Please note that our office phones will not be manned and our team can be accessed by email, details which can be found here. We wish you well and advise you to follow Government advice and Health Protection Scotland guidance. Keep well, keep safe! Team ACVO
  • Age Scotland’s 10 Top Tips 17/03/20 - Age Scotland is encouraging people to look out for older friends, neighbours and relatives who may be staying home due to concerns over coronavirus (COVID-19). Older people are more likely to be affected by the virus, especially if they have underlying health conditions. Some members of vulnerable groups are choosing to limit their social contacts, while many regular events and meetings have been cancelled across Scotland. Age Scotland is recommending Read More