CVS Falkirk are delighted to announce that our FREE Older People’s Day 2017 drop-in event will take place on Friday 29th September at the Archibald Russell Centre, Haypark Road, Dennyloanhead, Denny, FK6 5JZ.
Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution volunteers make each day throughout our communities. This year, we visited organisations throughout the Falkirk area who involve volunteers and spoke with them about the impact volunteers have their services. Home-Start Falkirk West is based in Denny and supports families with young children, helping them deal with challenges they face. Their volunteers support parents through a variety of issues, in many different ways.
The 2017 Third Sector Impact Survey is now open via SurveyMonkey. The survey is open to all third sector organisations operating in the Falkirk Council area, and seeks to measure the economic and social impact of the third sector. The deadline for responses is 5pm on Friday 21st July.
It’s Volunteers’ Week: an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution volunteers make each day throughout our communities. Today’s spotlight is on NHS Forth Valley who held their celebration of volunteering at Forth Valley Royal Hospital, thanking their volunteers for their efforts and dedication throughout the year.
It’s Volunteers’ Week: an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution volunteers make each day throughout our communities. We’re kicking off this year’s Volunteer Spotlights with a feature on our own volunteer Sammy, who has been with us for 6 months.
CVS Falkirk are currently working towards the launch of the 2017 Third Sector Impact Survey, which seeks to measure the economic and social impact of the third sector. The survey will go live in mid-June.
After such positive feedback, we are running our online Volunteer Spotlight and #VolunteeringIn3 initiatives for the second year, and are looking for groups and organisations who work with volunteers to get involved. We are particularly looking for groups who are active in the following areas: sport, health, social care, older people, young people, fundraising, outdoors, tutoring, disability and families.
The Scottish Government are seeking views from local third sector organisations into the evaluation of Third Sector Infrastructure in Scotland. By completing this short survey, you have the opportunity to help shape how the local third sector is organised to support individuals and communities across Scotland. The deadline for responses is Wednesday 31st May.
As part of Volunteers’ Week, which begins on Thursday 1st June, local organisations can now request our Celebrating Volunteering Certificates and Long Service badges for volunteers. The deadline for request forms is Friday 5th May. We are also running our Volunteer Spotlight and #VolunteeringIn3 initiatives for the second year, and are looking for people to get involved.
The Falkirk Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP) are hosting workshops for their staff and partners (including members of the third sector) throughout May and June. These workshops will explore the opportunities for integration and allow the HSCP to take stock of the progress made in their first year.