The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) is the national membership organisation for the voluntary sector
We champion the sector, provide services and debate big issues
We’re passionate about what the voluntary sector can achieve. Along with our community of 2,000+ members, we believe that charities, social enterprises and voluntary groups make Scotland a better place. Find out more
About the voluntary sector
Guide to working and volunteering in the sector
With three new charities registered in Scotland every working day, the sector is vast, vibrant and varied – and changing all the time.
Intermediaries are voluntary sector organisations whose members are primarily other voluntary sector organisations that share a common interest or purpose. Their main role is to support and represent these members. Intermediaries are also called umbrella bodies, membership bodies or network bodies.
With over 250,000 trustees across the country who help manage, shape and guide voluntary sector organisations, we think it’s important to provide practical help and information which caters specifically to board members.