Caithness Voluntary Group exists to support the voluntary sector in Caithness by representing and supporting voluntary groups and individuals interested in or actively volunteering, facilitating co-operation, and enabling citizens to access the decision making processes affecting their community.
It aims to present the common policies and concerns of voluntary organisations, to develop new ways of responding to need in partnership with statutory and other health, social work, education, environmental and recreation agencies and others concerned with the social and economic regeneration of the area.
Caithness Voluntary Group is a partner in the highland third sector interface. Highland Third Sector Interface (HTSI) was formed from a partnership which involved eight existing members from across the Highland region. The interface was formalised in 2011 and was officially launched on the 1st of April 2011. The Third Sector Interface works together with the eight partners to deliver, amongst other services, four specific themes of work as agreed by the Scottish Government:
- Volunteering development
- Social enterprise development
- Supporting and developing a strong third sector
- Building the third sector relationship with a community plan