Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire (VAER)

PIPELINE STAGE Stage 1. Engagement and Referral Stage 2. Barrier Removal Stage 3. Vocational activity Stage 4. Employer Engagement Stage 5. In work support
Organisation: Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire (VAER)
Project Name (if applicable): Volunteering and Volunteer Development
Main Contact: Name: Lesley Anderson
Phone Number: 0141 876 9555
E-Mail Address: [email protected]
Eligibility for Programme: Any young person aged 16 – 25 yrs.
Referral Procedures: Please call 0141 876 9555.
Location Project Delivered At: East Renfrewshire wide. Given the proximity to Glasgow, Renfrewshire and Ayrshire some volunteering opportunities may also take place in these areas.
Dates Project Delivered:  On going
Pipeline Stages: 1-3 and 5
Age Group:  16 – 25 yrs
Programme Outline: Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire (VAER) is the Third Sector Interface (TSI) and the Centre for Collective Impact.  Our emphasis is on engaging local people and partner agencies to work collaboratively for change.

Community participation is at the heart of VAER.  No single individual or organisation can do this work alone – Government, non-profits, businesses and community members need to collaborate to achieve lasting change.

By participating and volunteering people are able to actively contribute to their communities.  Doing so can raise their self-esteem, skills and knowledge.  It can offer realistic insights into career opportunities and build direct and indirect employability skills such as time management and team work.  It increases a sense of connectedness, reduces isolation and positively impacts on wellbeing.

Additional Information: There are many different ways for people to get involved and any of the VAER staff can help find suitable placements.

For further information please contact:

Tel: 0141 876 9555

E-mail: [email protected]