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 opportunity

We believe volunteering is for all, a vital part of our community and personal health and wellbeing. Ambassadors help to raise awareness of our work developing volunteering in Orkney by sharing information, helping us celebrate volunteering and attending events to talk about our work to encourage others to get involved in volunteering activity. This is a really important role as it helps us to reach new people and inspire new volunteering activity. Key Activities • Help set up and run a VAO information stall at community events • Regularly organise and attend a VAO information stand at your local library • Design a regular window display at the VAO office in Kirkwall to promote and celebrate volunteering • Be willing to share your personal experience of volunteering • Participate in regular updates and training sessions as appropriate and to attend group support sessions volunteer induction training Experience working with a professional organisation and enjoy a sense of satisfaction and pride for helping to make a valuable difference. Meet new people and be part of a small team of volunteer ambassadors.