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Paul Muir volunteered remotely from home with Big Hearts for 18 months to help develop HR policies for staff and volunteers.
My first excursion into volunteering came in 1982 when Graeme High School decided to create a PTA.
Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, North West locality, Health Improvement offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities tailored both to the needs and aspirations of the volunteers and the demands of the service.
I’m a voluntary Board member/trustee of the charity Children 1st and for Volunteers Week 2018 I wanted to write a really short article about what being a voluntary Board member involves and why I’d encourage other people to consider doing it.
Sara and Mindy are ward volunteers and visit patients in hospitals that are lonely and have language barriers. Both Sara and Mindy are multilingual. The Consultant on the ward advised that the volunteers were making a huge difference to her wellbeing. The lady herself advised that her spirits were lifted and she was more comfortable communicating when Sara and Mindy visited her.
George is a volunteer member on a range of health boards for the NHS in the borders region. This enables him to give back and provide views from a public perspective of the services provided. George has found that volunteering has helped to boost his confidence again. His words of advice are: "I would recommend to any carer to get involved in voluntary work as I find it very rewarding in that I can offer something back.
“I just like helping people” - Jennifer Preston talks about gaining her Saltire Awards and how volunteering has had such a positive influence on her
Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries to me means the offer of information, support, respect and compassion in a warm, friendly and confidential environment. It also offers a feeling of normality where people affected by cancer can pop in for a cup of tea and a chat (sometimes with some laughter and humour thrown in!).
Justine is a young mum, she found out about ProjectScotland through One Parent Families Scotland and The Wise Group. Previously Justine had volunteered in her local community centre and with Police Scotland, but now she wanted to take the next step that would help her career and enable her to support her children.
To me, Macmillan @ Glasgow Libraries is a friendly, non-clinical environment, where people can come and ask about living with or beyond cancer.It is also where we can arrange for other support services to get things in place that may be helpful to people with a cancer diagnosis, their family, friends and their carers.