It’s almost that time of year again! Volunteers’ Week 2017 will mean a host of volunteering events and celebrations taking place all across Scotland and the UK from 1st-7th June. Find out what’s happening in your local area by contacting your local Saltire Delivery Centre on the Contact Us page. If you are volunteering during Volunteers’ Week, or attending an event at your club or volunteering organisation, you can post it on the Volunteers’ Week map and share your photos on social media – remember to @VolunteersWeek! You can find out more here.
Glasgow 2018 organisers are looking for 3,000 volunteers to be the welcoming face of Glasgow 2018. Volunteer roles include Spectator Services, Media Operations, Events & Hospitality, Sports Services and much more. This is a great opportunity to get relevant experience, meet new people and be part of something truly special! Applications are open to everyone aged 16 or over on the 1st January 2018. Apply now!
Engage Renfrewshire were delighted to present a group of Syrian young people with Saltire Challenge Awards for their volunteering with the Environmental Training Team over the summer months.
The awards were presented by the Leader of Renfrewshire Council, Councillor Mark Macmillan. Also in attendance were Provost Anne Hall and Peter Mcleod, the Leader of Renfrewshire’s Children’s Services.
All five volunteers: Ayman Ahmad, Ahmad Ahmad, Issa Ahmad, Moataqem Andoura and Ebrahim Andora came to Scotland from Syria a year ago.
Ayman, Ahmad, Issa, Moataqem and Ebrahim all plan to continue volunteering, as they enjoy giving back to their local community and hope to achieve the next stage of Saltire Awards in the future!
East Dunbartonshire Voluntary Action (EDVA) have released a video featuring young volunteers describing their volunteering stories. You can watch the video below!
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