Volunteer Stories

Find out what motivates volunteers and read about their experiences.

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3 April 2017
Volunteer Story, April, 2017, The Elderly, Local Community, Health and Disability

Recently, two members of staff from Volunteer Scotland, receptionists Christine & Gemma, volunteered at local charity Food Train.

28 February 2017
Volunteer Story, February, 2017, Youth and Children

Lauren Birney, Boys Brigade volunteer, shared her story as part of Student Volunteers Week 2017.

3 February 2017
Volunteer Story, 2017, Event volunteering, February, Sports and Outdoor Activities

We keep saying and it and don’t tire of saying it: the sport of athletics can’t survive without the assistance of our dedicated Officials and volunteers.

18 January 2017
Volunteer Story, 2017, January, Event volunteering

58 year-old Cathie Purves is a Scottish Law Accountant/Paralegal from Edinburgh. As well as taking part in a number of Walk the Walk challenges, Cathie has volunteered at The MoonWalk Scotland every year since 2007, as well as at a number of The MoonWalk London events.

7 November 2016
Volunteer Story, 2016, November, Health and Disability, Youth and Children

I've been a volunteer at Radio Lollipop since May of this year & it has been one of the best experience that I've had in a long time.

21 September 2016
Volunteer Story, 2016, September

Susan Liddle & Scott Milne have been in Rio volunteering as International Technical Officials at the Paralympics. Susan kept Scottish Swimming up to date and entertained with a daily blog.

31 August 2016
Volunteer Story, 2016, August

After a few years of being unemployed, I was looking for something to do in my spare time that would also help to increase my skills and confidence...

31 August 2016
Volunteer Story, 2016, August, Health and Disability, Youth and Children

I have just completed my first year as a volunteer befriender with the North Lanarkshire Befriending Project. I was matched with a young girl called Amy*, who had been struggling with different aspects of her life and suffered from low self-confidence and self-esteem.

30 August 2016
Volunteer Story, 2016, August, Sports and Outdoor Activities, Event volunteering, Environment and Animals, Arts and Culture

When the games ended I felt flat and I had to get out there and do more, I had the volunteering bug!

29 August 2016
Volunteer Story, 2016, August, Health and Disability

I never really imagined that at any point in my life I would be volunteering for a charity and I certainly wouldn’t have ever thought I would be volunteering for Victim Support...