Learning the fun way

The Saltire Awards have been designed recognise the commitment and contribution of youth volunteering to voluntary organisations.

Brandon, a fantastic volunteer in our Dumfries shop is taking part, and the awards are helping him to record the skills, experience and learning he has gained.

Find out more about the Saltire Awards

Brandon, Age Scotland Volunteer

I started volunteering with Age Scotland in Dumfries after I left school and I didn’t want to sit about doing nothing. It has helped me gain skills which will be useful in a paid job. This includes working as a member of a team, taking instruction from managers and customer service amongst many others. I have learned that being reliable is important. I really enjoy coming into the shop because I get on well with everyone and I like the atmosphere. This is why I am happy to have done 500 hours volunteering.

Claire, Manager of Age Scotland, Dumfries

Since Brandon started with us in September he has really come out of his shell and gained a lot of new skills. He has become a key member of the team – he can be relied upon and work unsupervised. I’m really proud to see the development of his skills in such a short space of time and it’s great to see his contribution recognised by the 500 hour Saltire Award.

We enjoy having him in the shop as he has a great sense of humour and his cheeky character amused staff, volunteers and customers alike!

Interested in volunteering? Locate your nearest Age Scotland Shop
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Find out more about the Saltire Awards

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