Celebrating the Work of Volunteers

This week – 1st – 7th June is volunteers week and the islands of Orkney have always provided many organisations with people willing to contribute as a volunteer.

In fact The Orkney News, a member of Voluntary Action Orkney (VAO), is completely run by volunteers and all its contributors are too. This is its strength as a community based online newspaper. The Orkney News is independent.

Voluntary Action Orkney co-ordinates the activities in the islands of organisations which are not for profit or which rely on volunteers. You can read its May newsletter here: VAO May 2018

If you are interested in volunteering VAO also have a list of opportunities for you. There’s quite a range to choose from. Volunteering Opportunities

The 2018 AGM for VAO will be on Monday 11th June at 7pm in Lifestyles Kirkwall.


Sheila Garson, chair of VAO cutting the cake to celebrate 50 years of serving Orkney , 2017




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