• 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
  • “Too old to use technology?“ 07/10/16 - “Well I’m nae!“ says Blanche, 81. The Aberdonian star of the latest Big Aberdeen Story told us this week. “Look at me. I’m willing to have a go. It helps to keep your brain active. “I wish I’d been taught this years ago as it’s taken me away from thinking about my aches and pains.” Blanche’s story is the twelfth in the ever-building collection of true life tales gathered from Read More
  • Erskine Bench Unveiled 04/10/16 - The second Blooming Big Aberdeen friendly bench has been unveiled in Seaton Park by veterans’ charity Erskine in their centenary year. The Lord Provost of Aberdeen, George Adam, has officially revealed the Erskine bench on Cathedral Walk which is painted the colours of the medal ribbon which features on the charities logo.  The purpose of the ribbon is to connect Erskine in a clear way to its core focus – provision of Read More
  • Blooming Big Photo Exhibition Goes on Tour 03/10/16 - The Blooming Big Aberdeen Photo Exhibition was created by the Finalists in a photography competition for 16-25 year olds living in the City. It ran from 22nd September 2015-2016. The project aims to use cultural activities to build bridges between people, to encourage people to get out and about in the City and to celebrate our clean green spaces.  The exhibition is also intended as a prompt for future Big Aberdeen Read More