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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Inspiring stories from our volunteers across Scotland

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I really believe in the powerful impact and benefits that music can have on young people's lives. Getting to hear about the impact it has, and ultimately, that's what keeps me going and keeps me volunteering my time every week to help keep Sound Lab running."

 
 

Fraser volunteers remotely as a Digital Ads Champion with Ardoch, CHAS's exclusive use venue on the banks of Loch Lomond. His skills and professionalism have already made a considerable impact on bookings at Ardoch.

 
 
 
 

Aberdeen Kiltwalk, Sunday 2 June, Fantastic.

 
 

For me, rugby is more than just a sport: it's a community that fosters lifelong friendships, enjoyment, and is great for both physical and mental health. I have been incredibly fortunate to have had great role models who volunteered their time and effort to enable me to play rugby. I feel it is only right that I volunteer to pass on my passion for the game to the next generation.

 
 

David Kennedy got invovled as a volunteer with the CHAS IT team, bringing skills and knowledge that took the team forward at a speed that they would not have managed alone.

 
 

Volunteering is so rewarding

 
 

Volunteering became a platform for me to meet people, work collaboratively, and help others.

 
 

My advice for anyone looking to start their journey would be to know that you can make a difference. You can use your voice to make an impact on someone else’s life. Social action does not have to be solving worldwide issues on a large scale, it can be being driven to make a difference in your community or to speak out for those who can’t.

 
 

Sheena suffered a stroke in 2021 and decided to join Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland by becoming a Kindness Volunteer by providing telephone calls to people who are isolated and lonely. Since then Shenna has taken on three volunteering roles with CHSS!