Highland Volunteer Award recipients.

Some of New Start Highland volunteers are seen here receiving their certificates for volunteering with the organisation for many years.  In total these volunteers have accummulated 16510 hours between them and they are only a small  selection of the volunteers from the Thurso shop.  The Highland Volunteer Award is open to all volunteers over the age of 25.  To register or find out more about these certificates contact Catherine Patterson at CVG.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Back row: Gary Sutherland, Front L-R Isobel Dunnett, Margaret Chappell, Effie Henderson and Chrissie Newlands.


Develop your skills in leadership, motivation, team work and a range of coaching approaches
• Explore the potential for social enterprise in sport
• Visit a sports social enterprise and learn about different approaches
• Gain an ILM endorsed qualification in leadership (SCQF level 5)

For more information, please contact:
David Bryan | 01463 238088

SIS workshops

SIS workshops

Workshops taking place at the Pulteney Centre, Wick on Friday 24th June, the aim is it will help give social enterprises and community organsiations in the Highland and Islands the capacity, knowledge and confidence to invest in their future. There will be round-the-table discussions examining current challenges and opportunities for communities. After lunch you’ll have the chance to attend two of four tailored workshops delivered by Social Investment Scotland. Topics covered will range from “early days and changing ways” to shared ownership of renewable energy. To find out more and to book a space https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/getting-ready-for-investment-caithness-and-sutherland-tickets-22699452674

Free Training- Good Practice for Retaining & Supporting Volunteers

Free Training available in Telford House for community groups in the voluntary sector that would benefit from a refresher course in Volunteer recruitment and support.  Thrusday 21st January 10-12 noon.



Training on Good Practice  for Volunteer recruitment

This course looks at governance, role descriptions and what to include in volunteer induction packs.  Wednesday 20th January 2016. 10-12.30

to book a place contact Catherine Patterson email volunteering@cvg.org.uk  tel; 01955 605002

Volunteer Recognition in Wick Town Hall

saltire photo=large group0ct15  At a recent event in Wick Town Hall to celebrate volunteering in Caithness, 45 volunteers received certificates of recognition for all their good work from Lord Lieutenant, Anne Dunnett.

Most received Saltire Awards but also presented on the day were the new Highland Volunteer Awards for any volunteer over the age of 25.

It was wonderful to see such a large turnout and great representation from so many groups.

If you think you have deserving volunteers within your organisation, or you are currently volunteering and think you could receive a certificate, then                                                                                      please do not hesitate to get in touch for a chat.