We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.

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Voluntary Action Orkney

Charity registered in Scotland SC010691

VAO exists to promote, support, inspire and develop the third sector in Orkney. VAO provides proactive, quality, responsive services to local organisations. VAO represents and empowers the third sector to work in partnership as key contributors to the social economy.


Current opportunities

Delivering activities to elderly residents of St Peter's House, Stomness. Sessions take place on Thursdays at 3.45-4.45pm

3.25pm - 4.45pm at St Rognvald House. Supported by Youth Development Workers

We are looking for 3-4 volunteers to help us every Wednesday from 12noon-3pm starting on Wednesday 22nd June for 10 weeks. Tasks would include helping with activities, selling tickets for the following week and tidying up when the group is finished. You would be fully supported in this role and it is a great opportunity to meet new people and have fun!

3-4 Volunteers are needed to help with the Summer Group. This will involve helping with activities, selling tickets for the following week, and tidying up when the group is finished.