Vision, Mission and Values

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Vision, Mission and Values2018-08-10T11:12:08+00:00


CEMVO Scotland’s vision is a secure and sustainable base for Scotland’s ethnic minority voluntary sector and its communities.


Underpinned by race equality, CEMVO Scotland’s mission is to level the playing field for Scotland’s ethnic minority voluntary sector and its communities. We will do this by:

• building capacity and mobilising skills in organisations and their people;
• fostering both individual and collective leadership;
• enabling active participation in community, democratic and civic life; and
• working strategically to raise the profile of and create opportunities for the sector.
• All of our work will contribute to a Scottish society where ethnic minority communities’ contribution is recognised for its part in making Scotland a successful country.


At CEMVO Scotland, our work and actions are guided by a set of core values:

Integrity – we carry out all our work in an open, honest and ethical manner.

Quality – we continuously improve and develop our operations and delivery of programmes to ensure they meet the needs of our stakeholders.

Equality – we treat people with respect and dignity, and tirelessly advocate for equal opportunities and inclusiveness in our society.

Keeping ahead of COVID-19

CEMVO Scotland is committed to caring for the health and wellbeing of its staff, board members and service users and supporting our vital services by following national guidelines to help prevent the spread of the virus.

On Tuesday 17th of March 2020 we followed government guidelines, introducing social distancing which includes the following:
• All project staff are working from home
• Office enquiries are re-directed to staff remotely
• All training and events are cancelled until further notice
• All travel is suspended
• All face to face meetings will take place over the phone or using other technology
• All board meetings are cancelled until further notice

We understand that our staff provide services that our users rely on and we want that to continue, it will just be delivered differently. What does this mean if you need CEMVO support?
• All staff are contactable through email, phone, social media and our enquiries email
• All staff will contact their clients to talk through their support to you
• We just can’t meet you face to face but can provide support over the phone, using video calling and also email

We will be working like this until Friday 17th of April 2020. At this time, we will review our working arrangements and update our website and social media channels.

If you have an enquiry, need CEMVO support or wish to work with us please do continue to get in touch as our operations are continuing and we will respond to your queries.

For up to date information about us please check our social media channels.