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.



December Third Sector Forums

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The Next round of Forums will be held in early December with a focus on Enterprising Communities. As this round of Forums falls just before christmas we would like to arrange a marketplace where we will be encouraging all Enterprising Organisations to come along and have a stall, to promote their organisation and sell some of the goods they produce.



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Third Sector Awards

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We would like to take this opportunity to thank every single one of you who took the time to nominate volunteers or Third sector organisations for the Third Sector Awards 2019.  We have had such a huge response this year, its great to see so many volunteers and organisations out there that do such an amazing job, going above and beyond to help out in their local communities,

September Third Sector Forums

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The dates for the next round in September have been announced so please see below for the details of your local event. With a focus on third sector engagement in community development, each event will have the usual opportunities for networking, participation in workshops/activities and scope to gather/provide information about services provided. Organisations also have the opportunity to reserve a stand to showcase their services to delegates

VASLan Seeking New Board Members

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Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire are passionate about working with others to improve the lives of children, young people, families and communities and about making South Lanarkshire’s Third Sector among the best in Scotland.  This requires that we have a more active strategic role between public and Third Sector stakeholders and to assist us in meeting this cha

Volunteer Green Health Event Chatelherault

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VASLan supported the Lanarkshire Green Health Partnership at an NHS Green Health event at Chatelherault recently. The event brought together health and social care professionals to raise awareness of the wide range of green health volunteering opportunities and the benefits they can bring. Amongst other activities, they enjoyed getting their hands dirty making seed bombs, the finished products will be distributed to voluntary organisations across Lanarkshire as part of a VASLan and VANL joint Volunteers’ Week campaign “growing volunteering across Lanarkshire”.

Volunteers Week 2019

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2019 marks the 35th anniversary of Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), when the third sector in South Lanarkshire will join thousands of other charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland to celebrate volunteering.

VASLan Third Sector Awards 2019

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VASLan Third Sector Awards 2019 celebrate the impact that volunteers and organisations make to the communities across South Lanarkshire.  Third%20Sec%20Awards.png

The awards will recognise the wide, varied and vital work carried out by the South Lanarkshire third sector on a daily basis. Anyone can nominate an organisation or volunteer (including themselves). 

Nominate for the following categories: