Welcome to Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire SCIO
VAER is the ‘Centre for Collective Impact’ based in East Renfrewshire.
Our vision in an East Renfrewshire where people can work together to shape their communities. This can only be achieved by valuing the uniqueness of every individual and their contribution; whilst creating the conditions for participation.
Get to know the fantastic people in team VA – both out in the community and behind the scenes.
Here at Voluntary Action community participation is at the heart of everything we do. This includes promoting local opportunities to get involved, giving residents a voice, and creating spaces for communities to come together.
We are always open to testing, learning and improving. We can all work together to explore new ideas that can make East Ren a better place to live.
We build safe environments for local people, groups and organisations; creating solutions to locals issues by working together.
We encourage East Ren wide conversations, supporting local people to share their stories and experiences and influence planning, design and delivery of local services.
We support local people in finding their way to get involved in the community. This can be anything from joining a group, volunteering or taking part in local conversations.
Anne Marie Kennedy – Chair
Moira Duncan – Treasurer
Ruth Gallagher – CEO/Trustee
Ruth Gallagher – Chief Officer
Alan Campbell – Deputy Chief Officer
Linda McCullagh – Assets Manager
Claire Ramsay – Collaborations Manager
Maria Hendry – Participation Manager
Paulina Litynska – Engagement Manager
Karen McLaughlin – Food Dignity Network Lead
Polina Riabukha – Food Dignity Network Support
Allan Murdoch – Wellbeing Network Support
Emma Campbell – Community Development Support
Anna Kerr – Youth Volunteer Development Lead (Part-time)
Denise Smith – Youth Volunteer Development Lead (Part-time)
Debbie Carroll – Youth Volunteer Support
Erica Carmichael – Volunteering Coordinator (Home Safely)
Sacha Thompson – Volunteering Coordinator (Home Safely)
Jada McGlone – Volunteering Coordinator (Short Breaks for Carers)
Dianne Moir – Volunteer Coordinator (Multiply)
Julie Kirkwood – Finance & Admin Lead
Gemma Wood – Admin Support
Sylwia Trzaska – Communications Assistant
Kirsteen Brodie – The Market Place Support
Liudmyla Kostiuk – The Market Place Support
Lisa Marshall – Call Handler
Margaret Douglas – Call Handler