Aberdeen Gets Set for Volunteers Week

National Volunteers Week – 1st-7th June – celebrates the millions of volunteers throughout the country who do so much good for people and our communities. It is a time to:

  • Recognise the essential contribution volunteers make in our communities.
  • Give special thanks and recognition to people who volunteer.
  • Promote volunteering and inspire more people to get involved

There will be a huge range of fantastic events being held across Aberdeen during Volunteers Week and big announcements to recognise, celebrate and thank volunteers in Aberdeen for the tremendous contribution everyone makes with an amazing:

  • 70,500 plus people volunteering in Aberdeen
  • An incredible 8.7 million hours of volunteer help given annually in Aberdeen.

The following special thank you messages have been received at ACVO for volunteers in Aberdeen: 

‘Volunteers are part of the social fabric of Scotland and are at the heart of creating local social capital: Strengthening social connections and networks within communities; encouraging people to become active citizens; building local resilience. ACVO is the backbone of Volunteering in Aberdeen – they work hard, behind the scenes, to open up volunteering to all. Voluntary Action Scotland is delighted to join them in celebrating and recognising the contribution of volunteers this Volunteers’ Week.’ Allan Johnstone, Acting Chief Executive, Voluntary Action Scotland

 ‘I am always amazed at how many Aberdonians give up their time to volunteer for numerous organisations in our city. Without this army of volunteers many of the things that we take for granted just would not happen. Hats off to all of our city’s volunteers for all of your efforts!’ Kevin Stewart MSP, Aberdeen Central

 ‘On behalf of all of the team at ACVO, I would like to thank everyone involved in volunteering in Aberdeen.  Without your support, our work would be so much harder and less fun.  You have brought fantastic skills and enthusiasm which have made a difference to the lives of many in the city.  I urge you to continue to be involved in volunteering. Anyone wishing to join in helping as a volunteer can visit: www.volunteeraberdeen.org.uk and www.acvo.org.uk for more details’ Joyce Duncan, Chief Executive ACVO

 ‘In a world which is becoming very uncertain there is one certainty that will not change, that people volunteering in Scotland giving time within their communities is uplifting by building friendship and solidarity. Volunteers Week is a good time to celebrate this.’ George Thomson, Chief Executive of Volunteer Scotland

 ‘Volunteers’ Week Scotland offers a rare opportunity to mark the huge difference made by volunteers all over the country, and to catch the attention of potential new recruits. Don’t miss out on what’s set to be an inspirational week.’ Paul Okroj, Chairperson, Scottish Volunteering Forum

For more details about volunteer opportunities across Aberdeen please visit: http://www.volunteeraberdeen.org.uk

For latest Volunteers Week Scotland 2017 updates including links to events in Aberdeen please visit: http://www.volunteerscotland.net/volunteer/volunteers-week-2017/ and http://www.volunteerscotland.net/volunteer/volunteers-week-2017/volunteers-week-events/