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.
5th December 2018: Stirling has narrowly missed out on the chance to be the next European Volunteering Capital 2020, losing out to the Italian city of Padua.
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%).
25th October 2018: Speaking of the city’s vision to increase volunteering participation in Stirling to 50% and decrease the poverty related volunteering gap through a year-long festival of volunteering in 2020,
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.