Rosie Abernethy

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.

Stirling has the feel good factor!

30th September 2018:   Stirling Festival of Volunteering Family Day attracted over 2500 people to King’s Park on Saturday, proving the city has the feel good factor. George Thomson, Chief Executive of Volunteer Scotland, said: “The family day is all about connecting people and building strong communities. We recognise that people aren’t just interested in individual.

Communities Secretary backs Stirling’s European Volunteering Capital bid

27th September 2018:   The city has been presented with its candidacy certificate as it aims to be named European Volunteering Capital 2020 Stirling’s bid to be named the European Volunteering Capital has been backed by the Scottish Government. Communities secretary Aileen Campbell has given her support to the bid to be named the centre of volunteering in.

Youngsters benefit from volunteering

26th September 2018:   Stirling’s Festival of Volunteering came to a close with an event aimed at ensuring volunteering is more inclusive for young people. Young volunteers have highlighted what they feel is important to ensure greater participation in volunteering. Stirling’s Festival of Volunteering drew to a close yesterday (Tuesday 25 September) with an event aimed.

Volunteering Festival to focus on inclusion

7th September 2018:   Stirling’s Festival of Volunteering is back for 2018, 19-25 September. This year’s week-long celebration will focus on inclusive volunteering and building strong communities. George Thomson, Chief Executive of Volunteer Scotland said: “The Festival is not just about recognising existing volunteers, it’s about reaching people who experience exclusion from volunteering and bringing communities together. We.