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
Michael McEwan – Vice Chair
Moira Duncan – Treasurer
Ruth Gallagher – CEO/Trustee
Ruth Gallagher – Chief Officer
Alan Campbell – Deputy Chief Officer
Linda McCullagh – Community & Enterprise Manager
Ben Cornelius – Wellbeing Network Lead
Claire Ramsay – Choose Kindness Lead
Karen McLaughlin – Food Dignity Network Lead
Erica Carmichael – Digital Health Support Coordinator
Maria Hendry – Volunteering and Participation Lead
Anna Kerr – Youth Volunteer Development Lead (Part-time)
Denise Smith – Youth Volunteer Development Lead (Part-time)
Paulina Litynska – Communications Lead
Lauren Gallagher – Communications Assistant
Julie Kirkwood – Finance & Admin Lead
Gemma Wood – Admin Support
Dianne Moir – The Market Place Support
Emma Campbell – The Market Place Support
Lisa Marshall- Call Handler