AVA is a one-stop-shop for all aspects of local volunteering. Our staff can support you with finding suitable volunteering opportunities as well as advising groups on taking on and managing volunteers. As a volunteer, you can work towards three awards - iVolunteer (age 5-11), Saltire (age 12-25) and the Aberdeenshire Volunteer Award (age 18+). You can also search for volunteer opportunities in your area in our search engine. Organisations can also work towards a nationally-recognised Volunteer-Friendly Award. Click on the links below.

Volunteering during the COVID-19 response period

If you wish to volunteer during the COVID-19 pandemic, please contact us by emailing volunteering@avashire.org.uk or you can search for existing volunteering opportunities by clicking on the box below.

To help you prepare for volunteering, or to simply refresh yourself on some of the considerations, our Development Officers have produced a brief guide to volunteering which can be found below.

Non-Covid Volunteering

We have recently released a questionnaire that will help us to match your desire to volunteer with opportunities that exist within organisations across Aberdeenshire. You can complete the survey by clicking here.

AVA Guide to Volunteering