Volunteers Week is an annual event which recognises the contribution volunteers make to organisations across the UK.
We took the opportunity to celebrate our volunteers and the difference that they make to Age Scotland by holding a tea party at our Head Office in Edinburgh. Volunteers were treated to hot drinks and cake, including a special cake made by Team Member Jenny Whyte!
We thought we would share just some of the messages from across our organisation to our volunteers – we really couldn’t do with you!
“We would like to say a massive THANK YOU to all of our 25 volunteers. Our volunteers range in age from 16 to 87. Everyone has an important role in the smooth running of our fabulous shop. Each volunteer has a different strength from merchandising, customer relations and our eldest volunteer Betty who can’t be beaten on the sale of tombola tickets! They have risen to the challenge of any changes made to the shop in recent months. They show great support for each other in and out of the shop environment, making friends for life due to their volunteer work here.
Our volunteers take great pride in their roles and this shows in the support we have from the community. They meet and greet the customers with enthusiasm and are an asset when dealing with over the door bags and asking about gift aid. In conclusion the shop can’t function without our wonderful volunteers, they are indispensable.” – Jane, Carol & Neil – Bathgate Shop