Inspiring Volunteer Stories

Find out what motivates volunteers and read about their experiences.

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3 December 2018
Volunteer Story, Health and Disability, Local Community

Maureen is a Macmillian at Glasgow Libraries volunteer who shares her volunteering experience.

9 November 2018
Volunteer Story, 2018, November

"A little over a year ago, my life was in a dark place. At that time I had just been offered a place on Epilepsy Connections in-house self-management/Well-being programme ‘Epilepsy Futures’. Epilepsy Futures is a 3 day per week programme which runs in six month blocks…It has absolutely changed my life!"

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

Paul Muir volunteered remotely from home with Big Hearts for 18 months to help develop HR policies for staff and volunteers.

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.