About Us

Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action (AVA) is an amalgamation of three former separate charities - CVS Aberdeenshire - Central and South, Bridge CVS and Volunteer Centre Aberdeenshire (VCA). We have built on the strong foundations of those organisations and provide a single point of access where the community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and individual volunteers that make up Aberdeenshire's diverse and vibrant Third Sector can find the support and advice they need.

As one of 32 'Third Sector Interfaces' or 'TSIs' across the whole of Scotland, AVA offers services in four key areas:

  • Supporting volunteering
  • Supporting local and national Third Sector organisations that operate and deliver services within Aberdeenshire
  • Promoting Social Enterprise and helping it to develop and flourishbourtie
  • Providing an active and informed connection between Aberdeenshire's Third Sector and the various Statutory Agencies and Public Service Providers around the Community Planning table.

 View the AVA TSI Workplan for 2014-15 here.