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 September 2018 newsletter here It features our new Autumn/Winter training programme, info on our payroll and independent examination services, AVA forum updates, our latest blog and loads more! 

Our Autumn/Winter training programme is out now - book your space here

Magpie is looking for new volunteers to work in our shops in Banchory - at Tillybrake and Bridge Street - and to drive our van. Come and join our busy team - help us promote a greener Aberdeenshire! Pop into the shops or call us on 01330 823800. 

Who works where? View our Development officer map here.

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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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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