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European Year of Volunteering 2011
 
     

European Year of Volunteering 2011 - Volunteer Development Scotland Information Update

 

Programme of Events 2011


January 2011 - Disabilities

Features:


February 2011 - Children

Features:

  • Childline
  • Homestart
  • Befriend a Child
  • Give Kids a Chance
  • CLIC Sargeant


March 2011 - Health

Features:

  • The NHS and  Hospitals – with a Stall at ARI
  • British Heart Foundation
  • CLAN
  • McMillan – their 100 years of  Celebration
  • CLIC Sargeant

The  promotion of Investing in Volunteers (I.i.V.) and Volunteer Friendly Awards


April 2011 - The  Environment

Features:

  • BTCV
  • Aberdeen Greenspace
  • AUSA Climate Change Project
  • ACC Rangers and the The Family Learning Project’s ‘Away Days’
  • Aberdeen Forward & Creative Waste Exchange Projects


May
2011 - Diversity & Equal Opportunities

Features:

  • Multi Ethnic Aberdeen Ltd i.e. MEAL
  • The International Centre
  • Penumbra’s Nova Project
  • Older Peoples including VSA
  • Grampian Regional Equality Council i.e. GREC
  • Aberdeen Russian School - SLOVO


June
2011 - Recognition of Volunteers

Features:

  • Volunteers Week –with aCivic Reception’ for Volunteers
  • Carers Week
  • Parade  ‘Celebrate Aberdeen’ - Saturday 11th June 2011
  • VSA Day at the Duthie Park, Aberdeen on Sunday 12th June 2011
  • Promotion of Fayre last week in June


July 2011 - Helping in the Community

Features:

  • Third Sector and Volunteering Fayre - Saturday 2nd July 2011, Music Hall, Aberdeen
  • Inchgarth Community Centre
  • ‘Singing for the Brain’ group
  • Dementia Awareness
  • Memories United Project – Alzheimers Scotland


August 2011 - Conservation

Features:

  • Composting Project – from Aberdeen Forward
  • Real Nappy Project - from Aberdeen Forward
  • Transitions Project   - from Aberdeen Forward

August also sees the start of the football season and also hoping to include the SFA Youth Football and Memories United Project (Alzheimers Scotland update)


September 2011 - Education

Features:

  • Aberdeen Students’ Fairs – at Aberdeen University; RGU and Aberdeen College
  • A stall at the City Library at Denburn
  • RGU Street Sport
  • Aspire North Project
  • Kittybrewster Family Learning Project


October 2011 - ‘Make a Difference’

Features:

  • Scottish Marriage Care
  • Grampian Police’s Special Constables
  • The SHMU  ‘SHMUfties Awards Ceremony


November 2011 - Veterans

Features:

  • Gordon Highlanders Museum
  • N.E Scotland Disabled Veterans Association
  • VSA Signposters Project
  • Silver City Surfers IT Project
  • And the ‘Spirit of the Community Awards’ at Inchgarth


December
2011 - Carers Rights & Worlds Aids Day

Features:

  • Carers Centre
  • Young Carers Centre – ‘Chillout Zone’
  • Terrence Higgins Trust



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