Volunteers

Volunteers Make the Difference with ANGUSalive!

Published: 14 June 2018

Thanks to everyone who supported our roadshow last week across Angus as part of Volunteers' Week, 1-7 June.

Over 100 people attended the Volunteers' Roadshow which highlighted the opportunities there are for people interested in getting involved in volunteering with ANGUSalive.

To kick off the Roadshow, our amazing volunteers were invited to a special celebration at Signal Tower Museum where they were presented with a certificate from our Chief Exec, Kirsty Hunter, to recognise their vital contributions.

The Volunteers' Week Roadshow then visited ANGUSalive facilities in Montrose, Forfar, Kirriemuir, Carnoustie and Monikie Country Park. ANGUSalive joined with Voluntary Action Angus in this nationwide celebration of the significant contribution made by volunteers and to highlight that volunteering is for everyone.

As well as helping others, volunteering has been shown to improve volunteers' wellbeing, boost their confidence and can also help them to gain valuable new skills and experiences.

ANGUSalive Chief Executive, Kirsty Hunter commented, "Volunteers' Week provided a special time to say thank you to our volunteers and celebrate the wide range of people from Angus who give their time in so many different ways to benefit their local communities and support ANGUSalive in changing lives by inspiring healthy, active and creative lifestyle choices. It was really inspiring to listen to our volunteers share their stories and enthusiasm for volunteering across ANGUSalive's country parks, museums, libraries, galleries, archives, libraries and sports centres."

ANGUSalive takes on volunteers to support their operations on an ad-hoc basis, for examples short-term specific events or programmes, or on a more regular basis. We aim to match volunteers to an opportunity that best suits their interests and welcomes enquiries from all ages and abilities. Anyone can join by replying to our posts on social media or by contacting one of our culture, sport and leisure facilities, see www.angusalive.scot for contact details.


A volunteer
Fred from Montrose Museum, volunteers as part of his
Duke of Edinburgh Award, samples some artefacts
from the Angus Arts Collection

Published: 8 May 2018

ANGUSalive, the culture, sports and leisure trust for Angus, joins national Volunteers' Week Scotland's celebration to highlight the huge contribution made by volunteers in their facilities across Angus.

ANGUSalive is teaming up with thousands of charities and voluntary organisations across Scotland in a celebration of the vital contribution made by volunteers. This year the theme is 'Volunteering For All,' which organisers hope will provide organisations with an opportunity to highlight that volunteering is for everyone.

From 1-7 June 2018, Volunteers' Week Scotland will see a huge range of events take place in communities all over the country, from small awards ceremonies to large celebratory gatherings.

As part of the week's celebrations, ANGUSalive's Volunteer Roadshow will visit their facilities around the county to promote volunteering opportunities with the charity. In partnership with Voluntary Action Angus, the week-long Roadshow will be held from Friday 1 June to Thursday 7 June from 10am - 12pm and 2pm - 4pm at the following venues:

Fiona Dakers, Senior Manager, Libraries, Customer and Culture commented:

"Volunteers support and complement our business. They provide a link to our communities helping us build relationships with young and old citizens as we gain their enthusiasm and experience and sometimes, get some fresh ideas for how we do things! Volunteers' Week is a great occasion to recognise volunteers and celebrate the difference volunteering makes to each and every community and ANGUSalive is delighted to take this time to thank our volunteers and continue to make volunteering truly open to all."

Here are some of the fantastic comments ANGUSalive has received from its volunteers:

As well as celebrating the work of existing volunteers, Volunteers' Week Scotland offers a new opportunity for voluntary organisations to promote the benefits that volunteering can bring. The week can also help highlight how people can access opportunities and overcome any barriers they might be facing.

Hayley Mearns, Manager of Business, Voluntary Action Angus commented:

"Earn something money can't buy... Bring life to your community, bring yourself to volunteering this June and get involved with Voluntary Action Angus and ANGUSalive!"

ANGUSalive takes on volunteers to support their operations on an ad-hoc basis, for example, for short-term specific events or short-term programmes, or on a more regular basis. The charity aims to match volunteers to an opportunity that best suits their interests and welcomes enquiries from all ages and abilities. Anyone can join by replying to notices on social media or by contacting one of their culture, sport and leisure facilities.

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