Guest Blogger: Why #IVolunteer

As part of our series of Volunteers’ Week posts, Laura Esplin a former Project Scotland volunteer, shares her experiences of volunteering on the programme and in the Capability Scotland fundraising team.

I started volunteering with Capability Scotland as an intern through Project Scotland. Like many people who volunteer through Project Scotland, my motivations were to gain some new skills whilst ‘making a difference’, or having a positive impact on the charity I chose to volunteer for. Continue reading Guest Blogger: Why #IVolunteer

Making a Difference…

Since joining Capability Scotland as Partnerships Manager just four months ago, I have seen lots of fantastic work take place as a result of corporate volunteering. By giving staff time away from the office to help charitable organisations, companies enable individuals to get directly involved in the work they do. This involvement might be practical, for example visiting one of our services to create a sensory garden for people with complex needs, or the task could be more cerebral, with volunteers using their professional experience in a ‘skill-sharing’ task. Continue reading Making a Difference…

Hats off to our volunteers

It’s always incredibly difficult to pick our Volunteer Team of the Year during Volunteers’ week. How do you choose between all the incredibly devoted people who give up their time week after week, year after year, to ensure our charity shops stay open and running smoothly, when all we can offer them in return is a heartfelt thank you and an endless supply of chocolate biscuits? Continue reading Hats off to our volunteers

If you do one thing this year… volunteer

Volunteer infographic
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Around one third of people in Scotland give up their time free of charge to help a good cause. A quarter of those people do so every week.

For charities like Capability Scotland volunteers are a lifeline. Volunteers help us to operate our charity shops. They look after Collection Boxes in shops and businesses throughout Scotland, raising tens of thousands of pounds every year. They donate their skills to help us solve problems or to enable us to do our work better. Continue reading If you do one thing this year… volunteer

Why I love volunteering at Capability Scotland’s Charity Shops…

Capability Scotland has eighteen charity shops that support our work throughout Scotland. We have over 200 dedicated volunteers in our shops that help us with a range of activities to ensure our shops run smoothly day to day. Meet some of our amazing shop volunteers below and find out why they give up their time for Capability Scotland: Continue reading Why I love volunteering at Capability Scotland’s Charity Shops…

Help our Garden Grow

Meghàn McEwan is the Service Co-ordinator at West Lane Gardens in Johnstone which recently celebrated its twelfth birthday. For our very first blog post, Meghàn shares why the gardening group at the service is so important to the people that use the service.

West Lane Gardens is a wee service located down a small lane in the middle of a housing estate in Renfrewshire. It’s not somewhere you would expect Continue reading Help our Garden Grow

Capability Scotland's blog, bringing you posts from our fundraising department and eighteen charity shops.

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