Get involved in Aberdeen!

Volunteering

ACVO recognises the importance of volunteering and the huge difference it makes in Aberdeen.

If you are looking to volunteer, involve volunteers with your organisation or advertise your opportunity, ACVO can help!

Want to give your time in Aberdeen or involve volunteers with your organisation?

If you are looking to volunteer, involve volunteers with your organisation or advertise your opportunity, ACVO can help! Are you one of the thousands of people who volunteer in Aberdeen every year? Are you looking to become part of the volunteering community?

ACVO can help you get involved with your community to start making a difference today!

Over 70,500 people regularly volunteer in Aberdeen, contributing an amazing collective total of over 4.4 million hours of help for people and communities in our city every year.

Volunteering not only helps communities but can also help individuals feel more connected to their local area by meeting new people and sharing their skills.

There are so many ways you can get involved – Volunteer Aberdeen, the Aberdeen volunteering portal run by ACVO has over 400 opportunities available at any one time and there volunteer positions available to suit all ages, abilities and interests areas.

Be amazed at the range of opportunities available and find your perfect volunteering role now!

Involving and supporting volunteers

If you are from an organisation who involve volunteers or you are thinking of doing so, then we have lots of resources which can help.

ACVO is also the local coordinator for national programmes such as the Saltire Awards and Volunteer Friendly Awards – find out more below.

Volunteering Action Plan

The Volunteering Action Plan aims to create a Scotland where everyone can volunteer, more often, and throughout their lives. The Plan builds upon Volunteering for All: The National Framework and provides ‘actions on the ground’ achieved through co-production, learning and a spirit of reciprocity and is designed to provide actions over a 10-year period as a living plan.

Saltire Awards

The Saltire Awards are the Scottish Government’s way of celebrating, recognising and rewarding the commitment, contribution and achievements of young volunteers in Scotland, aged between 12 and 25. Young people gain nationally recognised certificates, signed by Scottish Government Ministers, for the different amounts of volunteering they do.

Volunteer Friendly Awards

The Volunteer Friendly Award is a user-friendly quality standard to support, recognise and reward groups who are good at involving volunteers.  The standard, process and offer have were refreshed in 2021 by Volunteer Scotland and the TSI Scotland Network with achievable requirements set for each level of your volunteer programme. The new process allows more groups to engage with the Volunteer Friendly Award and be recognised for the work they do.

Volunteer Scotland

Scotland, more than ever, needs us all to share in the nation’s common good. The potential to bring out the best in us has never been better and Volunteer Scotland is supporting people by; recognising the need for volunteers and demonstrating how this makes a difference; understanding what volunteers and volunteer involving organisations want to do; making volunteering easy for everyone, so that more people volunteer and have a great time.

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Governance

Well-governed organisations will always find it easier to convince funders to give them money, as well as being more effective at whatever they do.

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Funding

Get support with finding sources of funding, application processes and apply for Scottish Government Funds distributed by ACVO

Find out more

Finance

Discover ACVO’s finance services and support, priced at competitive rates for the third sector

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Policy & Consulatations

Find out more about our work to interpret public sector policies and run consultations for the third sector

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Want to keep up with the latest from Aberdeen’s third sector?

ACVO News April 2024

Read ACVO News – our monthly free digital magazine with updates, opportunities and highlights for and from Aberdeen’s third sector

Sign up and read the latest edition below

Looking for volunteer opportunities?

Search for hundreds of different ways to give your time and get involved with your community in Aberdeen!

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Submit an opportunity

Are you looking to recruit volunteers? Do you have an amazing volunteer opportunity and looking for the right person to help make a difference?

You have come to the right place! ACVO and Volunteer Aberdeen actively promote volunteering opportunities in Aberdeen.

Complete the form to have details of your opportunity join over 400 others at Volunteer Aberdeen and the Aberdeen section of Volunteer Scotland

Get in touch

Need help with or have a question about volunteering?

ACVO’s Volunteering Services Manager, Mike Melvin is here to help!

Whether you want to find out more about involving volunteers with your organisation, recognising youth volunteering with the Saltire Awards, how to get your organisation certified under the Volunteer Friendly Awards or anything else volunteer related in Aberdeen, Mike is your go to.

More support

Governance

Well-governed organisations will always find it easier to convince funders to give them money, as well as being more effective at whatever they do.

Find out more

Funding

Get support with finding sources of funding, application processes and apply for Scottish Government Funds distributed by ACVO

Find out more

Finance

Discover ACVO’s finance services and support, priced at competitive rates for the third sector

Find out more

Policy & Consulatations

Find out more about our work to interpret public sector policies and run consultations for the third sector

Find out more

Want to keep up with the latest from Aberdeen’s third sector?

ACVO News April 2024

Read ACVO News – our monthly free digital magazine with updates, opportunities and highlights for and from Aberdeen’s third sector

Sign up and read the latest edition below

Looking to volunteer in Aberdeen?

Find an opportunity

With hundreds of opportunities available at any one time there are so many ways for you to get involved in Aberdeen.

Give your time with a local organisation and make a big impact in your community!