Employees from Volunteer Scotland share their experiences volunteering using their Employer Supported Volunteering time for Volunteers’ Week 2023!
Stephen Fraser, 34, lives in Glasgow where he owns the FITT Principle, a personal training studio, and hosts a podcast. He is also a volunteer with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland on its plot at the Growchapel community allotment project in the Drumchapel area of the city.
Ash Kasibante is a 23-year-old Software Engineering student at Glasgow University. Not content to just focus his time on his studies, Ash is also a volunteering hero for Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland’s retail store in Partick, as well as being a member of the charity’s Health & Wellbeing Working Group.
I have been volunteering at Cyrenians for almost one year now. We lived away and moved back to Aberdeen and I retired early but still wanted to contribute. Someone recommended Cyrenians and I looked into it and thought it would be rewarding being part of the charity
Elaine has been a volunteer with CHAS for more than six years, starting with occasional visits to Rachel House. Now that she is retired, Elaine has enthusiastically embraced various volunteer roles with the organisation. During the pandemic Elaine made over 4000 face masks raising around £15000 for CHAS.
Diane Rayner, 62, lives in Aberdeen. A former paediatric nurse, she signed up to become a volunteer with Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland but suffered a stroke just as she was about to take up the role. Three years on, Diane is celebrating both her recovery and a year as an admin volunteer with the charity.