• 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
  • 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