George Thomson

What's catching my eye and what's making me animated? Through posts, video animations and even comic strips I'll provide you with my take on volunteering.  

15 April 2020
Blog, For Volunteers, For Organisations, Covid-19, George Thomson, 2020, April, Practice

Today is Micro Volunteering Day which is on the 15th April each year. I have to confess that I’ve never been a fan of the original thinking of micro volunteering, however, in the current circumstances I’ve changed my mind!

30 March 2020
Blog, 2020, March, George Thomson, Covid-19

What a week! Good to have the opportunity to sit back and try and make some sense of it all from a volunteering perspective.

18 March 2020
Blog, 2020, March, George Thomson, Covid-19

The Covid-19 epidemic has become much more real for many of us this week following the latest set of restrictions around our daily lives and the prospect of many of our loved ones either being infected and/or forced to isolate for weeks and months.

1 June 2019
Blog, 2019, For Volunteers, For Organisations, George Thomson, June

This year’s Volunteers’ Week slogan is a Time to Celebrate. A huge big thank you to all the people involved in bringing volunteering to life.

26 April 2019
Blog, 2019, April, For Volunteers, For Organisations, George Thomson

What a pleasure to be a guest of Maslow's Community Shop in Govan yesterday (Thursday 25 April) for the launch of the Scottish Government's new Volunteering Outcomes Framework by Cabinet Secretary Aileen Campbell MSP.

1 April 2019
Blog, 2019, April, For Volunteers, For Organisations, George Thomson

That was one of the newspaper headlines that captured the story of May Barker who travelled with Volunteer Scotland to Brussels to celebrate the final “Get Connected – Volunteering and Shared Values” roadshow at the end of March.

18 February 2019
Blog, For Organisations, 2019, February, George Thomson, Standards, Practice

Volunteer Scotland CEO, George Thomson, previews the launch of the new Volunteer Charter

30 November 2018
Blog, November, 2018, George Thomson

As part of this years Scottish Government #MakeSomeonesDay campaign for St Andrews day we have chosen to highlight our support of the IBBA Girls school and share ways in which you can too.

15 November 2018
Blog, November, 2018, George Thomson

I’m looking forward to being a guest at the Quarriers Volunteer recognition evening coming up, and also delighted to have been asked to make a contribution to the Quarriers Magazine about my perspective. So I thought I’d write about volunteer recognition.

12 October 2018
Blog, November, 2018, George Thomson

Our CEO George Thomson recently completed a 3-month study leave looking into volunteer participation. European Volunteer Centre asked him to share his thoughts and links to the care agenda.