Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action...

The Third Sector - community groups, voluntary organisations, charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and individual volunteers - has an important role in helping communities across Scotland to thrive. AVA exists to support the Third Sector in Aberdeenshire - helping our local communities to flourish. 

 Latest news...


‘VAS Adult Volunteering Awards Consultation’ event. Facilitated workshop discussions with refreshments will be held on Thursday 22 June 2017, 10.30am – 12.30pm: Garioch Heritage Centre,Inverurie. Register here.

The May/June 2017 AVA newsletter is out now - read it here.

Looking for funding? Visit our funding page here.

What does AVA do?
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Our Community Toolkit is available to AVA members. It provides essential information for groups to thrive including: a funding search facility, information for new and established groups, step-by-step guides, volunteer development and much more. 

Magpie is an environmental community project run by AVA. Our Magpie shops are based in Banchory and Inverurie selling good quality second hand furniture and household goods. We help to divert many tonnes from landfill sites every year, provide volunteering opportunities and gift essential goods to those in need across Aberdeenshire

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