VFAThe Volunteer Friendly Award is an important quality standard developed and co-ordinated nationally by Volunteer Centre Dundee/Voluntary Action Scotland and delivered locally by ACVO, Aberdeen's Third Sector Interface. The Award recognises charities and community groups who are excellent at involving volunteers, lead best practice in volunteering and enable the Third Sector to continue to offer good volunteering opportunities/experiences.

School visitMore than 3,600 local school pupils and organisations have visited The Safe since it opened in November of last year. This landmark project is the first interactive safety education centre in the North East of Scotland.

The centre is designed to teach people, of all ages, about safety and social issues in different environments - including road safety, home safety, fire safety, anti-social behaviour and internet safety.