Rosie Abernethy

Final week of Festival

23rd September 2019 Stirling’s third annual Festival of Volunteering will draw to a close this Friday after a month packed with events to inspire citizens to volunteer. During the festival nearly 30 local organisations, from Plus Forth Valley to Strathcarron Hospice, were given the chance to promote their volunteering opportunities in the Thistles Shopping Centre..

Making your volunteering more inclusive – why bother?

23rd September 2019 To mark National Inclusion Week we asked Brian Scott of Glasgow Disability Alliance to share his views on inclusive volunteering, Why would you want to make your volunteering more inclusive? What are the benefits to volunteer managers and to volunteer involving organisations if they commit to being more inclusive in their recruitment.

Developing Community: Developing Creativity: Developing Skills

9th September 2019:  The Stirling Photography Festival is a wonderful example of a grass roots project created and delivered by a team of passionate volunteers committed to working together to make something great happen in their community. Established in 2018 to celebrate Year of Young People, the Stirling Youth Photo Festival was sponsored by the.

Awards prove inspiring start to Stirling Festival of Volunteering

4th September 2019:  Stirling’s Festival of Volunteering got off to a flying start last night (Tuesday 3 September) with Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise’s Inspire Volunteering Awards. The awards showcased the incredible local volunteer teams who dedicate their time to help others in their community, as Chief Executive of SVE Natalie Masterson explained: “Nearly 40% of people.

September Festival of Volunteering to expand

9th August 2019: Scotland’s Festival of Volunteering is set to return for a third year. Bigger than ever, the previously week-long festival developed by Volunteer Scotland will now run for the whole of September and over two locations: Stirling and South Ayrshire.

Stats show surge in Stirling Volunteers

28th November 2018: Stirling has witnessed a surge in volunteer numbers. According to the latest Scottish Household survey 39% of people in Stirling volunteer – more than 10% above Scotland’s national average (28%).

Stirling stars back the city’s European Volunteering Capital bid

22nd October: Stirling University alumnus and European Captain for the 2019 Solheim Cup, Catriona Matthew said: “I fully support Stirling’s bid to be named European Volunteering Capital in 2020. Having studied in Stirling myself, I know what a strong community it has, and hopefully we’ll see plenty of volunteers coming forward to support the Solheim Cup at Gleneagles in September 2019. Any participation events, no matter what their size, are reliant on volunteers – they are often the unsung heroes.”

Bruce backs bid for volunteering capital

2nd October 2018:   Stirling MSP Bruce Crawford has backed Stirling’s bid to become the European Volunteering Capital 2020.  The competition is run by the European Volunteer Centre and recognises regions that offer outstanding support to volunteers. Previous winners have been Barcelona, Lisbon and London. If Stirling’s bid is successful, it will be the first Scottish.