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Well this post is definitely worth a share. An amazing amount raised once again. WELL DONE ALL!!!!!!The Isle of Lewis Cancer Research Committee held their AGM tonight.
The amount that we sent to Head Office for the year 2018 was.....£88,203.00.❤❤ We are absolutely overwhelmed with this amazing total from our community. Thank you to all who help us with bag packing, House to House collections, selling raffles, all who plan events for us and all you wonderful people who come along and support us. Thank you.
#togetherwecanmakeadifference.
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Well this post is definitely worth a share.  An amazing amount raised once again.  WELL DONE ALL!!!!!!

Today some staff from our Stornoway office and our Harris office displayed information about the work that gets carried out at our Volunteer Centres. This tied in nicely with Lews Castle College UHI Volunteers Week

Info displayed included volunteer opportunities, our awards, benefits of volunteering while being a student and pictures of some volunteers.

"Look out for the chance to win a voucher for Hs1."......see display board in the canteen
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Today some staff from our Stornoway office and our Harris office displayed information about  the work that gets carried out at our Volunteer Centres.  This tied in nicely with Lews Castle College UHI Volunteers Week

Info displayed included  volunteer opportunities, our awards, benefits of  volunteering while being a student and pictures of some volunteers.

Look out for the chance to win a voucher for Hs1.......see display board in the canteen

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES, PHAB CLUB

PHAB CLUB
(Physically Handicapped and Able Bodied)

The PHAB Club is a club that enables the participants to take part in various activities such as sports, crafts, line dancing, trampolining and cookery.

Volunteers are required to work alongside the disabled adults often leading with activities. The club is held throughout term time only on a Monday evening 7pm-9pm

Volunteer Driver - drivers required to be part of a rota that collects and drops off participants. Phab will pay for Midas test to be carried out if required.

The club is a social membership and once a year hold a Christmas party that volunteers are welcome to attend

Call into the Volunteer Centre, 95 Cromwell Street, Stornoway, contact us via facebook, phone 01851 700366 or e-mail lewis@volunteeringwesternisles.co.uk for more details on these opportunities
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Amazing opportunity

Molly Burnside

7 300 pm till 9pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - Blythswood Care Western Isles

This is a Christian organisation that require help with general duties in the busy charity shop where lots of folk
come through the door on a daily basis to look or buy items

Lots of donations are handed in on a regular basis which volunteers would be required to help sort out along with helping maintain the shop floor and help keep the back room organised and tidy

Any volunteer input will be greatly appreciated whether it be a few hours a week, a day a week or a few days a week

Over 18's only

Contact the Volunteer Centre, Stornoway 01851 700366 for more detailed information
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY - Blythswood Care Western Isles

This is a Christian organisation that require help with general duties in the busy charity shop where lots of folk
come through the door on a daily basis to look or buy items

Lots of donations are handed in on a regular basis which volunteers would be required to help sort out along with helping maintain the shop floor and help keep the back room organised and tidy

Any volunteer input will be greatly appreciated whether it be a few hours a week, a day a week or a few days a week

Over 18s only

Contact the Volunteer Centre, Stornoway 01851 700366 for more detailed information

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Citizens Advice Bureau - Volunteer Adviser

Become a volunteer adviser or administrator, or get involved in social policy, fundraising, IT, communications and social media, and more.

Nearly 2500 volunteers work in Citizens Advice Bureau all over Scotland, helping in lots of different ways. The average time given to volunteering each week is six hours. If we paid all those volunteers the average wage for those six hours, the additional wage bill to CAB across Scotland every year would be just shy of £10 million. This fantastic contribution is the lifeblood of our work.

WHY VOLUNTEER AT CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU?

There are lots of reasons why you might want to volunteer in your local bureau:

It’s a really stimulating place to volunteer, with lots of different things to do

You can help in a way that suits the time you can spare and the skills you can offer

You can learn new skills and improve your confidence

Our comprehensive bureau training and supervision programmes mean you’ll get lots of support along the way

Lots of people who’ve been Citizens Advice Bureau volunteers move on to paid work or further education

You'll get a buzz from helping yourself and those around you

You'll meet new and interesting people

If you're looking for a job, working in a bureau won't affect your benefits

Contact the Volunteer Centre, Stornoway 01851 700366 for more information or CAB on 01851 705727
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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Citizens Advice Bureau - Volunteer Adviser

Become a volunteer adviser or administrator, or get involved in social policy, fundraising, IT, communications and social media, and more. 

Nearly 2500 volunteers work in Citizens Advice Bureau all over Scotland, helping in lots of different ways. The average time given to volunteering each week is six hours. If we paid all those volunteers the average wage for those six hours, the additional wage bill to CAB across Scotland every year would be just shy of £10 million. This fantastic contribution is the lifeblood of our work.

WHY VOLUNTEER AT CITIZENS ADVICE BUREAU?

There are lots of reasons why you might want to volunteer in your local bureau:

It’s a really stimulating place to volunteer, with lots of different things to do

You can help in a way that suits the time you can spare and the skills you can offer

You can learn new skills and improve your confidence

Our comprehensive bureau training and supervision programmes mean you’ll get lots of support along the way

Lots of people who’ve been Citizens Advice Bureau volunteers move on to paid work or further education

Youll get a buzz from helping yourself and those around you

Youll meet new and interesting people

If youre looking for a job, working in a bureau wont affect your benefits

Contact the Volunteer Centre, Stornoway 01851 700366 for more information or CAB on 01851 705727

 

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I started volunteering with the CAB in Stornoway last summer and although there's a lot to learn it's very rewarding and definitely a buzz, plus you're part of a really friendly and encouraging team

Take a look at info below to find out more about volunteer involvement session dates with Urras Oighreachd GhabhsainnWe are hosting a series of volunteering information sessions across the Galson Estate and in Stornoway over the next month. Come along, meet the team and discover the various opportunities available on the estate, from one-off events to long term volunteering.
See you there!
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Take a look at info below to find out more about volunteer involvement session dates with Urras Oighreachd Ghabhsainn

Very well done to the winning YPI 2018/19 teamToday the 2018/19 winning YPI team presented their £3000 cheque to Western Isles Women’s Aid. This is a very welcome boost for the charity and great recognition of the team’s hard work and commitment.

Pictured from left to right are Mrs M Mackenzie (RME dept), Lorna Nicol (Western Isles Women’s Aid), Mary Watt (Manager of Western Isles Women’s Aid), Abby-Jo Morrison, Mary Jane Morrison, Scott Maclennan, Lee MacLean, John MacRae and Dr F Murray (Rector).
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Very well done  to the winning YPI 2018/19 team

Anyone interested in Bookbug session Leader Training?

Wed 30th January 9.45am to 4pm

Contact us at the Volunteer Centre for more information or by contact information on posters posted
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Anyone interested in Bookbug session Leader Training?

Wed 30th January 9.45am to 4pm 

Contact us at the Volunteer Centre for more information or by contact information on posters postedImage attachment

 

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Are you doing it Lindy?

Gemma Rowlston fancy this???

Heather MacKenzie

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Staff from our Lewis and Harris offices attended Volunteers week at the Lewis Castle College UHI @lccuhi today #volunteeroppportunities #volunteersweek

Will you volunteer in 2019? We offer free confidential advice to individuals who would like to volunteer and groups/organisations who involve volunteers
#makeitmatter #givealittleback #volunteer #newyearnewyou

#Iolaire #we100 #ww100scotland a community remembers. #Stornoway #outerhebrides. Wreaths are laid

Visit 4 of the planned year long monthly Intergenerational visits @GenerationsWT by Stornoway Primary P4 to the Lewis Retirement Centre Thursday Club. Gaelic version of Santa Clause is coming to Town was performed beautifully. #intergenerational #cneseducation #festiveseason

Attending @ypi final at @nicolsoninstitute on behalf of @VolunteeringWI
Good luck to all

Excellent to hear at ES&CS committee about the hugely impactful work of @VolunteeringWI with our young people. Supporting them to volunteer and get involved in our community and recognising their efforts in doing so. #volunteer #YOYP2018 #community

Second of the @GenerationsWT visits. P4 Stornoway Primary and Lewis Retirement Centre. Children asking questions about the past. Next visit is Christmas carols at Christmas dinner #cneseducation #buildingrelationships

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Take a min to see the great work of @alzscot Lewis and Harris supporting people with dementia and their families. Volunteering opportunities information available at @VolunteeringWI or call into our office 95 Cromwell Street, Stornoway
https://t.co/kd5XZyiTq8

Short notice!! Western Isles Community Care Forum are looking for bag packers for their fundraising event tomorrow at Stornoway Coop. Can you help?
#fundraising #usingsparetimewell #getintouch

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