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Season 1:

  • Episode 12: We’ve come a long way

    Jun 26th, 2020

    The Best of Times: Your incredible response to Radio V’s weekly opportunities

    Game, Set, Match: The Judy Murray Foundation needs volunteers
    Every Child Matters: Volunteer tutors helping vulnerable children make the grade

    Safer Streets: Better nights out thanks to QAVS winners Aberdeen Street Pastors 

    Virtually Everywhere: The last stop on our virtual trip around the world is Belgium!

    Angie’s Adieu: One final poem and explore what inspires Angie Strachan

    Team V’s Anthem: A lookback at Tyler Collins’ lockdown soundtrack plus a swan song for Radio V listeners

  • Episode 11: Ready To Go

    Jun 19th, 2020

    Taking it Outside: How you can help Scotland re-invent indoor sports

    Creative Tenacity: The show must go on for North East Open Studios

    Furloughed and Flourishing: The tech volunteers getting people online

    Rural Rights: Empowering the LGBT+ community in Dumfries & Galloway

    On The Move: Angie Strachan’s latest poem looks back at the daily commute

    Life in Boxes: A song of virtual realities by Patricia Morris

  • Episode 10: Capturing The Moment

    Jun 12th, 2020

    Breathing Easy: Transforming the lives of people with lung conditions in Clackmannanshire

    Come on fellas! Where are all the male befrienders?

    Find Your Voice: Much more than a radio station in Aberdeen

    Making Carer’s Visible: A shout out for the carers from poet Angie Strachan 

    Nice To Meet You: Lessons in the new social etiquette from actor-musician Gary Trainor

  • Episode 9: Thank You Volunteers!

    Jun 5th, 2020

    A national honour: Sir Martyn Lewis tells us all about what the QAVS is! 

    Days out for all: Support in Aberdeen for the families of children with additional support needs

    Going green: Lessons on a thriving and sustainable community from Nairn

    Reasons to visit: The year-round festivities keeping Kirkcudbright on the map

    A living tradition: The farming fun bringing people together in Neilston for nearly 200 years

    At your service: The Armed Forces charity supporting veterans when they need it most

    Listener takeover: your poetry, music and thank yous!

  • Episode 8: Volunteering for Fairness

    May 29th, 2020

    Football for All: Volunteers changing the game in Drumchapel 

    Breaking down Barriers: Updates on volunteering successes across Scotland

    Back to work? Keep volunteering with Social Good Connect
    Stay or go? Will two young international volunteers stay in Scotland to finish what they started?

    Keeping the spirit: Inspiration from London and music from actor-musician Tyler Collins

    Lockdown Creativity: Poetry from resident poet Angie Strachan and Aileen Campbell MSP

  • Episode 7: Finding Our Communities

    May 22nd, 2020

    We’re back with a new opportunity from Eden Project Communities to become a ‘Big Lunch’ organiser.

    Coming up this week:

    Self defence volunteers giving confidence to the vulnerable. 

    Highland volunteer drivers keeping the isolated connected. 

    Inspiring updates from Volunteer Scotland.

    Lockdown creativity: poetry by Angie Strachan, crafts from Impact Arts and new music from a young listener.

  • Episode 6: Walk the Talk

    May 15th, 2020

    We’re back with a new opportunity from Paths For All to become a Walking Leader.

    Coming up this week: How rotary clubs are paving the way for the recovery. Volunteers helping dogs to help people. Take part in The Cube art project. Updates from Volunteer Scotland

    A global perspective from Belgium and Colombia.

    Plus Angie Strachan wants to hear your poems and a song of hope from Tyler Collins.

  • Episode 5: Mental Health Volunteering

    May 8th, 2020

    Let’s talk about mental health.

    Coronavirus has changed life for all of us. It’s impacting our mental health and wellbeing. 

    This week: Volunteer Scotland has a new role available for the 35,000 who signed up to Scotland Cares, how a guitar in Midlothian is providing respite, where to find support online, and the volunteering cycle in Fife.

    An international outlook from our friends in Estonia and Denmark.

    Plus lockdown creativity:  discover the power of music for chart-topping choir Sing in the City and performance poet Angie Strachan is back.

  • Episode 4: This is your time

    May 1st, 2020

    Start volunteering now.

    Inspiration from Ewan McGregor, the #TwoPointSixChallenge, befriending in Lanarkshire, cakes and care homes in Dumbarton and more!

    Beyond Scotland: uplifting tales from England and Portugal.

    Angie Strachan's poetry is back and so is music from Tyler Collins! 

  • Episode 3: Think Local, Act Now

    April 24th, 2020

    How to get involved right now. 

    Covid-19 responses from the Red Cross and Children’s Hospices Across Scotland.

    Powerful stories of community in The Borders, Aberdeen, Croatia and Ireland.

    A message from Cabinet Secretary for Communities and Local Government Aileen Campbell.

    More lockdown creativity from award-winning actor Gary Trainor and poet Angie Strachan.

  • Episode 2: You asked, we listened

    April 17th, 2020

    You asked the question:'When will I find out what volunteering I can do in my area?' George Thomson CEO of Volunteer Scotland replies.

    Be inspired by the music in Stornoway and the community spirit in Glasgow. 

    International updates: hear from volunteers in France and Italy.

  • Episode 1: Welcome Volunteers!

    April 10th, 2020

    26,000 of new volunteers signed up to Volunteer Scotland in just a few weeks.

    CEO George Thomson and The First Minister welcome them onboard.

    With stories from volunteer communities across the country from a 100 year old lady being helped in The Borders.

    And performances by poet Angie Strachan and actor-musician Tyler Collins!