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Volunteering in Caithness

Caithness Voluntary Group

Telford House Williamson, Street Wick KW1 5ES.
Tel  01955 603453
Fax 01955 603661

Development Officer -  Niall Smith

Caithness Voluntary Group exists to support the voluntary sector and to assist organisations in coming together for common purposes and local people in gaining access to the decision making processes which affect their community.

Support Your Local Voluntary Service by becoming a member for only £5 per annum.  This entitles organisations to cheaper photocopying and for individuals is a great source of information and many other services. Contact -
Caithness Voluntary Group
Telephone 01955 603453 for details.

It aims to present to the outside world the common policies and concerns of voluntary organisations and to develop new ways of responding to need in partnership with statutory health, social work, education, housing, employment, environmental and recreation agencies in the social and economic regeneration of the area.

Caithness Voluntary Group

Office Services - typing, photocopying, duplicating - Reduced rates to affiliated members £5 per annum.

Community Transport Project

Volunteering Advice from
Volunteers In Caithness from Caithness.org

Equipment for loan - Overhead projector and screen, display boards etc.

Library - a range of books and publications on many subjects including funding, management, and advice on a wide range of subjects.

Advice - Free advice on any topic involving volunteers or voluntary groups.

Funding - Get advice or access to literature and application form for funding projects etc.

Neighbouring CVS Groups
Voluntary Groups East Sutherland (VGES)
CVS North

Funding News and Links

Latest News

22 October 07
FREE Training Courses For Voluntary Groups
: Training for people who work with adults with learning disabilities. The training is designed to give participants knowledge and experience of identifying and providing activities with a focus on appropriateness, barriers and solutions to participation and sensory-based activities. Anyone interested in attending this training should contact Sharon Drain, Key Housing, Thurso (01847 894158). The training is to be held at Park Hotel, 24th October 10am-4pm. This course is free.

24th October 2007 at Casper Club
, Castletown
25th October at Thurso High School
The course is a two-and-a-half-hour programme and covers.
Why do we need to consider Child Protection?
· What is child abuse?
· Responding to the child
· Signs and symptoms of abuse
· Protection of Children (Scotland) Act 2003
To book a place contact Claire Collins, Training & Development Officer, Keeping Children Safe, on 01463 235285 or highlandskcs@aol.com

OSCR (Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator) is holding a half-day training event in Lairg on 24th October from 9.30 to 1pm. This event is designed for charities with an annual income of less than £100,000. There will be three workshops which will cover trustee duties; receipts and payments accounting; and consents and notifications. There will also be an information pack for all delegates.
To book a place contact 01382 220446 or e-mail info@oscr.org.uk

Food Hygiene Course,
20th November 2007 - Telford House, Wick
, time to be decided, this is a two- and-a-half hour course which covers concerning food safety management systems, food hygiene, food safety and food law. This information will help develop a food safety management system. There is no cost for this. To book a place contact Yvonne Hendry contact details as above.

"Personal Safety Training for the Lone Worker" will be the theme of a course on Tuesday, 4 December 2007 (9.30am to 4.30pm), again in Telford House. This will help staff and volunteers be more aware of personal safety, and how to reduce and manage violence and aggression within the workplace. There is no cost for this course and lunch will be provided.

To book a place on the above two courses or to find out more, contact Yvonne Hendry at CVG on 01955 609960; e-mail yvonne@cvg.org.uk

15 November 06
CVS Small Grants Scheme For Caithness And Sutherland
As a partnership initiative, Caithness Voluntary Group (CVG), Voluntary Groups East Sutherland (VGES) and CVS North have secured funding from Caithness and Sutherland Enterprise, which will be used to make Small Grant Awards to community groups in Caithness and Sutherland. This pilot scheme will run for one year commencing on 1st. October, 2006. Funding assistance is available to formally-constituted voluntary groups whose membership is open to the whole community. Assistance is discretionary and the level of assistance will be assessed according to the nature and merit of each project. We expect to see community benefits as a result of each project. The applicant organisation must own, lease or have a management agreement in place relating to any asset for which assistance is requested. CVS Small Grants Scheme is unable to assist organisations with restricted membership, such as religious or political groups, nor with normal running costs. Applications from sports organisations will not normally be considered, and will therefore be directed to their local Sports Council - Caithness Sports Council - Sutherland Sports Council We cannot approve assistance to projects that have already started. In an effort to keep the application process as straight-forward as possible, we will provide one application form to cover all types of projects. This form can be used by all applicant groups seeking up to £1,000 towards training, or up to £1,500 towards capital costs or other discretionary projects.
Application Form

21 May 04
Caithness Voluntary Group's New Offices Add To Pultenytown Regeneration
New Offices for Caithness Voluntary Group will be called Telford House after being opened on Thursday evening by Paul white of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations.  Ex councillor Bill Mowat who has had a long association with CVG introduced Mr White and said the opening was the culmination of a long held dream to gain new premises for the organisation.

15 November 03
Caithness Voluntary Group AGM
John Thurso MP was the guest speaker at the AGM of Caithness Voluntary Group held in the Morven Building of Highland College, Thurso on Friday 14 November 2003.  The meeting was well attended with representatives from many local organisations affiliated to CVG and other interested people.  The annual report shows that once again the group has expanded its services in a number of areas and is finally about to move into a refurbished building in Williamson Street, Wick.  John Thurso paid tribute to the many volunteers of both Caithness Voluntary Group and the many connected organisations throughout............