Do you want to create a lasting change? There are many ways that you can get involved and make a difference in your community.


AS A VOLUNTEER

You can make a difference to your community and other people’s lives.

At VAER, we believe all community members have valuable skills and experiences. Just get in touch and tell us what you are passionate about and how you would like to help. 

We will work together to find you a role in your local community! 

Start volunteering today! 

 

AS A COMMUNITY, PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ORGANISATION 

Community participation is at the heart of everything we do. There is no doubt that people who live and work in East Renfrewshire have an appetite for working together and being involved in designing and potentially even delivering services and activities for the benefit of all. 

That is why VAER creates & sources opportunities for local residents and organisations from across the sectors to connect, share ideas and work together. 


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East Ren Collaborates is a group of passionate people who live and work in East Renfrewshire.
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Talk to 10K Conversations events in local places with local people talking about what matters to them; what works well, what needs to change and most importantly how would they like to help make that change….
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Third Sector Impact - In this section we will be highlighting the invaluable work carried out by the third sector in East Renfrewshire.
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AS A POTENTIAL INVESTOR OR IN-KIND SERVICE CONTRIBUTOR 

Our goals are ambitious. To achieve them we require a range of resources and information. You can support our goals in many ways: 

• Funding/donations

• Facilitation

• Quantitative and qualitative research

• Communications within your networks

• Information technology

• Economic/ Business supports

• Joining in with our events and activities

AS OUR MEMBER

By choosing to join VAER you become part of a movement representing the community of East Renfrewshire.

We support and equip voluntary, community organisations and social enterprises to deliver high-quality services, and work with them to strengthen the collective voice of the communities they work with.

Voluntary and community organisations can apply for FREE membership and benefit from exclusive access to some of our services. Currently, we have over 100 groups and organisations which have joined us as members.


As a member of VAER, you'll receive:

• discounts on training and other services 

• regular information updates about what is happening in the sector

• opportunities to network with local organisations

• a stronger voice in debates about issues facing the sector

• opportunities to shape VAER by nominating a member to the board or becoming a trustee of VAER

• and more!

Contact us to join today!  Membership is FREE!