Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action


Being an effective voluntary organisation or community group can mean navigating a minefield of regulations, compliance, reporting and funding. It’s the everyday, challenging reality of working in the Third sector. Our aim at AVA is to provide quality, cost effective training on topics that are most relevant to your needs as a voluntary organisation, community group or social enterprise, helping your organisation be more effective, improve skills and knowledge and deliver even better services. See the programme of training events below.

Good Governance

Understanding the collective responsibility, personal liability and best practice.

Managing Volunteers

Developing your practice in supporting and managing your volunteers.

Data Protection

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Making sure information is used fairly, lawfully and transparently.

Good funding applications

Top tips for making successful grant applications

Volunteer Recruitment

Recruiting and retaining volunteers

Marketing your group

Know your comms options – “traditional” and “digital” ways we can communicate

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