Volunteer Case Studies

Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018

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!).

Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018

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.

Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018

Since arriving in Scotland, Dured has volunteered at his local Trussell Trust food bank, set up coffee mornings so fellow refugees can introduce themselves to local people, and even helped at the switching on the local the Christmas lights.

Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018

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.

Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018

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.

Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018

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.

Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018

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.

Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018

“I just like helping people” - Jennifer Preston talks about gaining her Saltire Awards and how volunteering has had such a positive influence on her

Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018

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.

Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018

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.

Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018

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.

Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018

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

Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018

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.

Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018

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.

Volunteers' Week Case Study, 2018

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.