• #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
  • New Volunteer Aberdeen Website Launched 10/08/17 - Volunteer Aberdeen has launched a completely redesigned website to help connect the people of Aberdeen to volunteering opportunities. Volunteer Aberdeen, which is run and operated by ACVO TSI, has developed a website that is intuitive, attractive, easy to use and informative. It is also a mobile friendly design so that it can be viewed on mobile devices and tablets. The website makes it easy to search through Volunteer Aberdeen’s database Read More
  • Saltire Awards Surpasses 100,000 Milestone 09/06/17 - Young people in Scotland are turning to volunteering in their thousands with numbers growing year on year. As the country marks Volunteers’ Week 2017 (1 to 7 June), this is a trend reflected by the Scottish Government’s national youth volunteer initiative, the Saltire Awards, now celebrating the landmark 100,000 certificates it has awarded to young people since its launch five years ago. The Saltire Awards aims to help broaden opportunities Read More
  • Aberdeen Gets Set for Volunteers Week 26/05/17 - National Volunteers Week – 1st-7th June – celebrates the millions of volunteers throughout the country who do so much good for people and our communities. It is a time to: Recognise the essential contribution volunteers make in our communities. Give special thanks and recognition to people who volunteer. Promote volunteering and inspire more people to get involved There will be a huge range of fantastic events being held across Aberdeen Read More
  • ACVO Awards 2017 03/04/17 - Top organisations and outstanding individuals working within Aberdeen’s third sector were recognised at a lunchtime ceremony on the 30th March. ACVO TSI held its 5th annual awards at the Doubletree Hilton in Aberdeen. This year ACVO brought together over 100 representatives from the private, public and third sector to recognise, not just the achievements of the third sector but all those who contribute to making Aberdeen a better place. Following Read More
  • Two Weeks Until The ACVO Awards 16/03/17 - We are two weeks away from the fifth annual ACVO award ceremony and we couldn’t be more hyped. The ACVO offices are buzzing with excitement as the team is hard at work designing plaques, organising V.I.Ps and choosing menus for the big day.  Tickets are selling fast so make sure you act now to ensure that you aren’t missing out on what is sure to be a memorable lunch. The Read More
  • ACVO Awards Deadline Extended 01/02/17 - The deadline for entries to this year’s ACVO Awards has been extended to 10th February. Following a number of requests from potential nominees, we have decided to extend the deadline until 10th February to allow everyone the opportunity to take part. We would like to thank everyone who was able to get their nomination in before the 31st of January. If anyone feels their nominations were rushed and would like Read More
  • ACVO Awards Now Open for Nominations 09/12/16 - The third sector and the people of Aberdeen are being encouraged to nominate for the 2016/17 ACVO Awards. The ACVO Awards, now in their fifth year, are run by local third sector interface, ACVO. They were created to recognise volunteers, encourage good practice and aspiration in local Third Sector teams and to recognise support and partnership from friends in other sectors. ACVO Chief Executive, Joyce Duncan, said, “Aberdeen’s volunteers and Read More