“Volunteering is a choice. A choice to give time or energy, a choice undertaken of one’s own free will and a choice not motivated for financial gain or a wage or a salary”
Volunteering for all: National framework
At HTSI, our aim is to be the one-stop shop for all things volunteering in the inner Moray Firth. Whether you are new to volunteering or have volunteered before, whether your organisation works with volunteers or is just thinking about it, we aim to support you in the following ways.
1:1 support for organisations who work with volunteers, with Policy and procedure
Whether you have involved volunteers in your organisations for a long time, or just starting to think about it, we can offer you 1:1 support in getting your Volunteer policy and procedures right for your organisation, ensuring safe and effective volunteer environments. If you need examples and templates, we have them. If you need advice and support, we can arrange a meeting, and if you wish to gain your Volunteer Friendly Award you have come to the right place.
Training and networking events
HTSI run regular networking events for organisations who work with volunteers. These can be a great opportunity to meet with peers, share ideas and learn good practice. We often get interesting guest speakers to join. You can find out more about these by signing up for our regular bulletins by becoming a member. HTSI Members also have access to a great range of online training, from Volunteer management to GDPR. Membership is free and simple to join here.
Volunteer Managers meeting dates for your diary
Wednesday 9th June 1 – 2pm
Wednesday 21st July 1 – 2pm
Wednesday 1st September 1 – 2pm
Wednesday 13th October 1 – 2pm
Wednesday 24th November 1 – 2pm
For more information, contact
Getting into Volunteering
Whether you are new to volunteering or have plenty of experience, we can help you find the right role for you. We work with Volunteer Scotland to advertise up to date roles in your area. Click on the here to see what is available today.
We are in the process of developing a Highland wide volunteer App, which will make finding out about volunteer opportunities in your area, simple and straight forward. You will be able to link up with appropriate and suitable organisations easily. If you require a little extra support, however, we are more than happy to help.
Looking to volunteer?
If you are interested in finding out about hundreds of volunteering opportunities across the Highlands click here.
The Saltire Award
The Saltire Awards are a nationally recognised award for volunteering, for young people aged 12 – 25. Young people gain certificates, signed by Scottish Government ministers, for the volunteering they have successfully achieved.
HTSI can help your organisation recruit volunteers. Get in touch and let us know about your opportunities and we can advertise them for you on our website, our social media pages and through The Volunteer Scotland website. Download the following forms and return them, or simply get in touch and do it over the phone. Post your volunteer opportunities here.
To find out more about the Volunteering for all: National framework, please visit the following link:
Volunteer Friendly Awards
Volunteer Friendly Award is a Scottish, user-friendly quality standard designed to support, recognise, and reward groups who are good at involving volunteers. Volunteer Friendly believe that regardless your group/organisation size or set up you should be rewarded and recognised for the difference your volunteers make in Scotland. The award has been developed and reviewed in 2020 by Volunteer Scotland and several TSI/Volunteer Centres across Scotland.