It’s been such a busy Volunteers’ Week! Thank you, again, to all the volunteers in Falkirk and beyond who help make our sector and communities what they are. We couldn’t do what we do without all of you and your passion, your dedication, and your energy.
(Caption: bouquet of iced colourful biscuits shaped like flowers and the “thank you”.)
Here at CVS Falkirk, we kicked the week off with our Celebrating Volunteering certificates and long service badges – you can see these in action in a tweet by Re-Union Canal Boats.
We also visited a range of locations across our communities in the Falkirk area, holding drop-in info sessions for anyone who wanted to know more about local volunteering opportunities.
On Friday, Calum was at Denny Library, while Dale spent time at the Dawson Centre as they celebrated their 20th year!
(Caption: Calum’s volunteering info session set up at Denny Library, with 3 bannerstands against the windows and leaflets and hotlists on 2 small tables.)
Then on Monday, Claire joined Step Forth Buggy Walk on their weekly walk at the Helix to talk about the different roles open to them – and get her steps up! Calum also attended Forth Valley Sensory Centre’s garden party for their volunteers.
(Caption: Claire and members of the Step Forth group at the end of their Buggy Walk, with Claire at the back.)
Sarah and Marnie were out and about on Tuesday, at Forth Valley College in Falkirk and Maddiston respectively – and then Marnie visited Kersiebank Community Project that evening.
(Caption: on the left, a selection of pictures of Sarah’s info stall at Forth Valley College; on the right, Marnie in front of the Saltire Awards, CVS Falkirk and Volunteering bannerstands.)
On Wednesday, David and Erikas took our stand to the Howgate Shopping Centre, while Dale spent Friday in Bo’ness.
(Caption: Erikas standing behind his and David’s info stall at the Howgate Shopping Centre.)
(Caption: 5 images of CVS Falkirk board and staff with the reasons they volunteer written on paper and displayed.)
Finally, we ran our annual spotlight articles, this time focusing on the volunteers themselves:
- our own volunteer Sarah, who joined us on a 10 week placement and didn’t want to leave!
- Marie, who’s been volunteering in her communities for 60 years
- Forth Valley Sensory Centre and their garden party, held as a thank you to their own volunteers, which our Development Officer Calum attended
We hope you’ve all had as fantastic a Volunteers’ Week 2018 as we have. The impact volunteers is make is year-round, though, and you can say thank you at any time! Check out these ideas to inspire your own celebrations at any point in the year.
Why not find out how you can get involved with CVS Falkirk, or volunteering in Falkirk, by contacting our Volunteering Team by phone: 01324 692000, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org