Sensational seven-year-old beats off veteran volunteers to land coveted achievement award

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A kind Lanarkshire lad has won a fiercely contested volunteer award - despite being only seven years old.

Lewis Watt may be small in stature but his big heart saw off competition from veteran volunteers when he recently won Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire’s (VASLan) Outstanding Contribution to Volunteering Award.




Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire are pleased to announce our Annual General Meeting will be held on Monday 18th November 2019 at the Avonbridge Hotel, Carlisle Road, Hamilton ML3 7DB beginning at 9.15 am and finishing approximately 12.15pm.
A number of third sector organisations will also have stalls at the event, showcasing their vital work to those in attendance, between 9.15 and 10 am.

Volunteer Management

The Volunteer Management Course is aimed at organisations who are at a stage where they feel they could benefit from involving volunteers, or in fact already involve volunteers, but would like to re-examine their procedures and processes.
Together this training aims to:
•    Look at WHY we involve volunteers
•    WHAT we want volunteers to do
•    Are we READY to involve volunteers
•    HOW can we provide an excellent volunteering experience

Cost: £65 to VASLan Members, £65 to Non Members

Volunteer Management - Stage 4

Following on from Role Descriptions a step by step guide to recruiting and selecting volunteers.

In this session we will cover:
- Methods of recruiting and Promotion 
- Planning a recruitment process to get volunteers involved.
- Selecting potential Volunteers

Cost: £0 to VASLan Members, £20 to Non Members

Time  10:00 to 12:00

Location: 155 Montrose Crescent, Hamilton, ML3 6LQ

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An Introduction to Governance

The aim of this course is to provide committee members with an overview of their strategic role and responsibilities in relation to the governance of their organisation, highlight the difference between governance and management and cover key responsibilities under charity law. Key principles of good governance, board sustainability and ensuring quality are all covered. Recommended for new and existing committee members.

Cost: £0 to VASLan Members, £20 to Non Members

Time  14:00 to 16:00

Completing Your OSCR Annual Return

The annual monitoring requirements for charities can seem daunting to those completing the process for the first time. This session aims to support those in such a position, as well as those with previous experience, to understand the key requirements of the process. The trustees’ annual report, independent examiner’s report, accounts and annual return form are all covered in order to reduce the likelihood of your submission being rejected by the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR).

Cost: £0 to VASLan Members, £0 to Non Members

Bridge to Volunteering

If you feel you would like a little support to get ready to volunteer VASLan will be holding a Bridge to Volunteering workshop.

The workshop will start at 10am until 2pm and you will be provided with a soup and sandwich lunch.

The workshop will cover the following:
- What is volunteering?
- Working with others
- Rights and responsibilities

Cost: £0 to VASLan Members, £0 to Non Members

Time  10:00 to 14:00

Location: 155 Montrose Crescent, Hamilton, ML3 6LQ

Presenting Receipts & Payments Accounts

Suitable for organisations that prepare accounts on a receipts & payments basis, this session explains how to format your accounts and avoid common mistakes. The session provides an overview of the statement of receipts & payments, statement of balances, external scrutiny and the difference between restricted and unrestricted funding. Ideal for those who are new to producing final accounts to satisfy the conditions of charity law as well as unincorporated third sector organisations that are not charities.

Cost: £0 to VASLan Members, £0 to Non Members