Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action...

The Third Sector - community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and individual volunteers - has an important role in helping communities across Scotland to thrive. AVA exists to support the Third Sector in Aberdeenshire - helping our local communities to flourish. 

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Read our latest June 2019 newsletter here Celebrating Volunteers' Week from 1-7th June, you can find out where our team of Development Officers will be throughout the week to chat about all things volunteering. Our members' blog this month celebrates a special volunteer plus read about the funding opportunities, events, training and more going on across Aberdeenshire.  Subscribe to our newsletter mailing list below.

AVA is recruiting! See our jobs page here

Search for support services in your area and across Scotland on our ALISS page here.
ALISS (A Local Information System for Scotland) is a service to help you find help and support close to you when you need it most.  It is also a service for people, communities, professionals and organisations to share their information.

OSCR Guides: The Scottish Charity Regulator, OSCR have produced guidance on Being a Charity In Scotland and Good Practice for Charity Trustees - find them in our resources section

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Sign up to our monthly newsletter to get local and national information relevant to the Third Sector straight to your inbox. In an area as big as Aberdeenshire, keeping up to date with what's going on where is easier with the AVA newsletter.

Magpie is an environmental community project run by AVA. Our Magpie shop is based in Banchory selling good quality second hand furniture and household goods. We help to divert many tonnes from landfill sites every year, provide volunteering opportunities and gift essential goods to those in need across Aberdeenshire

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