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Volunteering Stories – Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland

We’d like to give a huge #volunteersweekscot THANK YOU to those volunteering with Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland across Glasgow who have shared their stories – take a look below! – Svita Chernetska, a fashion stylist, buyer and boutique owner in her native Ukraine found her perfect volunteering role as a retail volunteer in Chest, […]

Heather Bryson – British Citizen Youth Award Ambassador and Inspiring Volunteer

11 year old Heather Bryson BCyA, has been making waves with her volunteering efforts!  During the pandemic, Heather dedicated her time and effort, not only to raising money for charity, but to helping and supporting others: despite various personal challenges (recently changing schools, a fractured arm (the 2nd in a matter of months) and the […]

Celebrating Young Volunteers #volunteersweekscot

This Volunteers’ Week we want to celebrate all the young volunteers who give their time and skills to make a difference to their communities. If you’d like to join in with young people in your organisation or community, find more information below on the Saltire and Summit Awards! Saltire Awards Saltire Awards is a nationally […]

Volunteers’ Week 2022 – Zainab’s Story

Zainab started volunteering during lockdown as a way of engaging with something whilst she was stuck at home and not going to work. She started volunteering through Connecting Scotland by calling people to help them set up their computers and phones. She also began volunteering with Interfaith Glasgow’s Weekend Club who were doing online events […]

Volunteers’ Week 2022 – Shawn’s Story

Shawn began his volunteering journey in 2018 and since then has been involved with a number of charity organisations across Glasgow, assisting with many different projects helping the wider community. Shawn created a Cybercrime Awareness and Prevention Workshop to provide communities, especially vulnerable pensioners, with basic prevention methods to stay safe and increase awareness of […]

Volunteers’ Week 2022 – Mala’s Story

Mala has spent the past four years volunteering with a range of organisations in Scotland and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to her roles, having previously worked as a community development coordinator for forty years as well as a politician for fifteen before coming to Scotland. Amongst her numerous volunteering commitments, Mala has […]

The Importance of Volunteering

…for Covid-19, recovery and beyond Paul, Kirsty, Suzanne and David reflect on some of the key issues we all need to consider if we want to build on the incredibly positive volunteering responses to the pandemic, to manage an effective recovery and achieve a fairer, wellbeing economy. Thank you! As we celebrate national Volunteers Week, […]


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