Charity and Voluntary Sector

Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations

ACVO exists to represent, support and develop the third sector in Aberdeen City.

Aberdeen Cyrenians

Working with the homeless in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen Epilepsy Support Group

1st Thursday of each month 2 - 3.30pm Salvation Army Citadel building. For information, advice and support for people and families affected by epilepsy.

Archie Foundation

Making a difference for sick children in the North of Scotland. Making children’s time in hospital less scare, providing support for staff and families.

Braemar Mountain Rescue Association

Volunteer body that carries out mountain rescues in the Cairngorms.

The Butterfly Trust

The Butterfly Trust provides support in the community for people affected by cystic fibrosis throughout Scotland. Our team of trained volunteers provide face to face support services that include emotional support, help to negotiate official systems in regard to housing, education and employment issues, mentoring for young people with cystic fibrosis, massage therapy for young adults with the condition and transport to hospital appointments for people who are not sick enough to qualify for mobility help and cannot afford a car. Contact Laura Findlay

Camphill School Aberdeen

The Camphill Movement which now extends to 100 centres in 20 countries began at Camphill House in Milltimber, Aberdeen, which is part of Camphill School Aberdeen to this day. The school provides residential and non-residential education, care and therapy for pupils and students with additional support needs. It also provides wide ranging services including intervention, emergency cares, respite, support, guidance and training. Camphill School Aberdeen is the only school in Aberdeen to hold Autism Accreditation in recognition of its specialists services. intervention, emergency cares, support, guidance and training. Twitter @CamphillSchool

Camphill Wellbeing Trust

A medical charity that aims to promote innovative approaches to health, education and social care through education and training, research and equality of access to its therapeutic services.

Cornerstone Community Care

Cornerstone Community Care is an Aberdeen-based Scottish charity that provides supportive services for children and adults with learning disabilities and other special needs.

Newton Dee Village

A Camphill community, Newton Dee is provides, home, work and personal development opportunities for adults with special needs.

People First Scotland (Scotland) Aberdeen Branch

People First Scotland is a self advocacy organisation for people with learning difficulties. The Aberdeen group meet once every 4 weeks at Quaker House, Crown Street, Aberdeen. The group work in conjunction with other People First groups within Scotland and their aim is to promote input to legislation and ensure people with learning difficulties are being treated equally and with respect within society. The Aberdeen group would welcome new members. If you have any queries please contact the group by e-mailing

Quarriers Epilepsy Fieldwork Service

Support, advice and information for people with epilepsy and their families or friends. Home visits. Training in epilepsy awareness and rescue medications for individuals, families or professionals. Contact the local fieldworker on 01224 566385.

Salvation Army North of Scotland Division

Local branches of the Salvation Army.

The Samaritans

Emotional support for anyone in a crisis 08457 90 90 90

Simeon Care for the Elderly

Supporting older people to live an active, meaningful and purposeful life in a community of care. Simeon is one of the independent charities part of the worldwide Camphill Movement, which began in Aberdeen in 1940.

Royal National Lifeboat Institution

This volunteer marine rescue organisation, which has saved countless lives over the years, is dependent entirely on charitable support.


VSA is an Aberdeen charity which encompasses charities working with the elderly, children and those with special needs.

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