Inspiring Volunteer Stories

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1 June 2018
Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018, Volunteer Story

Quarriers East Dunbartonshire Phase 2 Service provides supported accommodation to adults with learning and physical disabilities. Greg Stevenson, Volunteer Gardener, and Robert Forsythe, Volunteer Befriender, both spend time with Ally, who is supported by the service.

1 June 2018
Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018, Volunteer Story

Quarriers Mavisbank Service in Glasgow offers a flexible respite service. They provide individualised support for adults with a learning disability either in their residential/short stay setting or through flexible respite provided at home or on a short break.

1 June 2018
Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018, Volunteer Story

QuarriersFinnart Street Service is a residential care home in Greenock which supports individuals who have epilepsy and/or a learning disability.

1 June 2018
Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018, Volunteer Story

Quarriers North Lanarkshire Supported Living Initiative supports adults affected by a range of disabilities. Hayley Anderson has been a Volunteer Befriender at the service for over five years.

1 June 2018
Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018, Volunteer Story

Quarriers intandem mentoring service is part of Scotland’s mentoring programme for young people. It is funded by the Scottish Government and delivered by Inspiring Scotland.

1 June 2018
Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018, Volunteer Story

The work undertaken by teams from companies makes such a difference to our services. Once again, a huge thank you to everyone involved for all your hard work, donations and continued support. It is certainly valued and appreciated by everyone at Quarriers.

1 June 2018
Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018, Volunteer Story

Emma is a leading disability, travel and lifestyle blogger and in her spare time she is a Euan's Guide Ambassador. Microvolunteering with Euan's Guide is a great way to help raise accessibility and create an online resource of accessible places across the world.

1 June 2018
Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018, Volunteer Story

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.

1 June 2018
Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018, Volunteer Story

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!).

1 June 2018
Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018, Volunteer Story

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.