At HTSI, our aim is to be the one-stop shop for all things volunteering in the Inner Moray Firth.
If you are a community group, charity, social enterprise or other third sector organisation who is keen to find out more, we can provide information, advice, and support tailored to meet your needs.
If you are from another area of Highland and wish to know more about volunteering, please contact our partners in your area:
Caithness: Caithness Voluntary Group (CVG)
Sutherland: Voluntary Groups Sutherland (VGS)
Skye, Lochalsh, and Wester Ross: Skye Lochalsh Council for Voluntary Organisations (SLCVO)
Lochaber: Voluntary Action Lochaber (VAL)
Badenoch and Strathspey: Voluntary Action Badenoch and Strathspey (VABS)
Who we work with:
People looking to volunteer
We work with people of all ages who are interested in volunteering. We can provide support with:
Helping you take your first steps into volunteering
Matching you to suitable opportunities
Helping you gain recognition for your time and contribution
Volunteer Involving Organisations (VIOs)
We can provide support to your organisation, this may include:
Promoting your opportunities through HTSI
Advice on recruiting your volunteers
Connect you with volunteers and advise you on coaching, mentoring, and empowering them
What we do:
1:1 support for organisations who work with volunteers
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.
HTSI can help your organisation recruit volunteers. Get in touch and let us know about your opportunities and we help you advertise them for on our Aye Volunteer website, our social media pages and through The Volunteer Scotland website.
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.
Our website, Aye Volunteer displays volunteering opportunities from organisations from across the Highlands.
Volunteers and Volunteering
07436 144 485
Luthien is our Development Officer for Volunteers and Volunteering. She works with both volunteers and organisations wishing to recruit volunteers.
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.
Volunteering for all: National framework
HTSI have pledged our support to become
The Volunteer Charter sets out the ten key principles which help to underpin good relations within a volunteering environment. It is open to any individual, group or organisation from any sector who either involve volunteers, or influence decisions on how volunteering is resourced or reflected in policy.