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Community Involvement  








There are lots of opportunities to get involved in your local community. Many parents and carers find this a good way of building friendships with others in their area and of gaining new skills. Individuals can get involved in helping to run their local parent and toddler group or playgroup, or other community groups, supporting their local school through the Parent Council or participating in a wide range of community events, groups and associations, where everyone with an interest will be made very welcome.

Voluntary Action Shetland 

Voluntary Action Shetland aims to:

  • To  assist the development of voluntary organisations
  • To encourage the voluntary participation of local people in community organisations and volunteering in general

  • To provide practical and advisory services to VAS members (and non-members)

  • To support collaborative activities between voluntary organisations and local statutory bodies

Contact: 01595 743902

Voluntary Action Shetland (volunteering)

If you are interested in volunteering or need help recruiting volunteers for your voluntary organisation please contact our Volunteer Support Worker or Youth Volunteer Development Worker:

Contact: 01595 743910 / 743911

Shetland Befriending Scheme (SBS)

The Shetland Befriending Scheme offers a one to one support service to young people and young adults aged between 7 and 18 years and to adults aged 16+ years of age.  Our volunteers support individuals who can benefit from some additional input. There are a whole range of reasons why individuals may want to be part of our scheme but all can benefit from taking part in engaging in purposeful activities within their local community.

For more information Contact: 01595 743907

Shetland Community Portal

Provides local groups with the means of developing their own low cost websites, including training and support.  Currently there is a fee for this service. The Community Toolkit provides information, advice and guidance for existing and intending community groups and also links to local and national information (e.g.) helplines, training.
Contact: 01595 743909

Updates and amendments to information should be notified to


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