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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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Dr Roger Smith is our longest standing volunteer at Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland as his involvement started early 1980's! He was a former chair of trustees and is now volunteering in CHSS Morningside boutique shop.

 
 

Anne has been a member of the Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland Long Covid Support Group for the last two years, and she has recently taken on a Community Connector volunteer role which can be done at home by taking part in small tasks but making a huge difference.

 
 

Sharing this knowledge fills me with great joy...it's knowledge every woman ought to know!

 
 

Gordon was lonely, depressed and verging on suicidal - until The Friendship Cabin a man with the guitar helped saved his life.

 
 

3 generations of family members volunteering as part of the hugely successful Cancer Research UK , Isle of Lewis Cancer Research A great example of Intergenerational volunteering with in a small island community

 
 

I am one of the Public Involvement Partnership Group Volunteers at the HSRU-Health Services Research Unit. The role is varied and interesting. Along with colleagues I give a public perspective across the activities of the HSRU, discuss new project ideas, plain language summaries, study results, public engagement activities, as well as being involved in individual research projects.

 
 

Israel on volunteering with GCP: I feel like I give back a little bit of what I received from the government and from the GCP.

 
 

I decided that I wanted to meet other people that cared about the things that I did.

 
 

"Volunteering has given me a real sense of purpose, and my confidence has returned."

 
 

This Trustee's Week, Volunteer Scotland would like to introduce you to Rosie Wylie, one of our Trustees. We hope her story will encourage you to explore trustee/board volunteering opportunities.