Some sad news

12 February 2020

We’re sorry to share the sad news that Liz Burns founder and first CEO of Volunteer Development Scotland (now Volunteer Scotland) has died.

Liz Burns

We will always honour Liz’s immense contribution to our organisation, and the work she’s done for volunteering in Scotland and across the globe.

George Thomson, Chief Executive of Volunteer Scotland said: "We would like to pay tribute to Liz as one of Volunteer Scotland’s founding members. Without her dedication and contribution to volunteering at every level, personal, local, national and international, we would not be where we are today. Her commitment, determination and strong leadership played an enormous role in getting volunteering’s contribution to society the recognition it deserves. Her efforts put volunteering on the map and for that we will forever be thankful."

We send our heartfelt condolences to her daughter Rhona and family.

Her funeral will be held on Friday 21st Feb 11.30am at Falkirk Crematorium House, Dorrator Road, Camelon, Falkirk FK2 7YJ.