Inspiring Volunteer Stories

Find out what motivates volunteers and read about their experiences.

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16 November 2020
Volunteer Story, 2020, November

My volunteering journey started six years ago, it began by attending my local youth forum, leading into five years of being involved in the Highland Youth Parliament.

4 November 2020
Volunteer Story, 2020, November

Abby is a Trustee and Team Leader for the Material Needs Team at Forth Valley Welcome (FVW) a charity that welcomes people seeking sanctuary and supports them towards a settled future within our communities.

3 November 2020
Volunteer Story, 2020, November

#Befriending is…Inspiring – Liam Hayman returns to LINK Adolescent Befriending Project to offer Telephone Befriending

2 November 2020
Volunteer Story, 2020, November

Keith Wallace is a volunteer befriender with Seescape. He and his befriendee, Jemima, have been getting together for regular chats for some time. He tells us about his experience.

1 November 2020
Volunteer Story, 2020, November

Our organisation, now known as Befrienders SCIO, was born out of a desire to be able to offer vulnerable children and young people throughout Argyll and Bute additional support.

1 June 2020
Volunteer Story, 2020, June, Volunteers' Week Case Study

Natasha is a mum of two and has been volunteering for the Breastfeeding Network (BfN) in Ayrshire for many years now. Story submitted for Volunteers' Week Scot 2020.

1 June 2020
Volunteer Story, 2020, June, Volunteers' Week Case Study

Elissa Claire Miller (Elise) is a mum of two and is the voluntary Coordinator of our Irvine Breastfeeding Network (BfN) support group. Alongside volunteering, she also organises the volunteer rota and activities for the group. Story submitted for Volunteers' Week Scot 2020.

17 April 2019
Volunteer Story, 2018, November

Fancy getting creative with your colleagues whilst helping your local community? Then read how a group of volunteers from the Department for Work and Pensions got together to make planters for Forth Valley Sensory Centre’s new Kitchen Garden.

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!"