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Find out what motivates volunteers and read about their experiences.
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.
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.
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...
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.
When the games ended I felt flat and I had to get out there and do more, I had the volunteering bug!
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...
I noticed the poster in my local Post Office looking for volunteer Poppy Partners, and thought I would like to do that...
Avril Levy has been volunteering with Jewish Care Scotland for 20 years. Since 1858 JCS has been Scotland’s leading Jewish welfare charity. Read more about her time volunteering here.
In 2015, I applied to become a volunteer befriender with the project Help at Hand. I wanted to be someone an isolated older person could talk to, spend time with and help them get more involved with their community.
On her Gap Year Ocean moved to Edinburgh to become a full time volunteer with Share Scotland. "My advice for anyone who is considering volunteering is they should go for it. It is so rewarding to help other people and it’s a real adventure!"