A message from the team at CVS Falkirk on Volunteers’ Week:
“This year’s Volunteers’ Week has given our staff team an opportunity to pause and reflect on all that has been achieved by volunteers in our local communities over the last year.
In a year that will be remembered for the COVID-19 pandemic, we are honoured to have played some part in the Herculean efforts that allowed for our most vulnerable Falkirk residents to stay home and stay safe, without worrying that they would be left without essentials like food or medication. The volunteering and helping activities did more than meeting basic needs, though; the collective community effort was an outpouring of care and concern for our neighbours in their time of need that was felt by all – even from behind a mask, from the other side of the garden gate, or on the other end of the phone.
This is the role of the volunteer, there is something very special about choosing to do something to help others that transcends the tasks that you might complete, or the hours that you put in – and the residents of the Falkirk area have buckets of it!
Undoubtedly, the volunteering landscape in Scotland has changed in the wake of COVID-19. To this, we at CVS Falkirk say “onwards and upwards”, and we will embody this in the work we do now, supporting our local volunteer-involving groups and organisations to get back to delivering their much valued services and activities and championing and celebrating volunteers every step of the way.
Finally, we must once again say thank you to all of our local volunteers: we see you and we appreciate you – have a fantastic Volunteer’s Week from all of us at CVS Falkirk.”