The Art in the Gart creative recovery programme at Gartnavel Royal Hospital has welcomed five times as many visitors as last year to the Growing Spaces sites in the hospital grounds during lockdown.
Anthony Leebody, Senior Finance Officer in Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership, reached out to his neighbours at the start of lockdown. He set up a neighbourhood chat group to bring people together and help identify those who needed extra support.
National Volunteers’ Week takes place from 1-7 June every year and is a celebration across the UK of all the contributions volunteers make to their community.
1-7 June marks the 35th annual National Volunteers' Week, a celebration across the UK of all the fantastic contributions volunteers make
Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution that millions of volunteers make across the UK. To mark this event and thank their volunteers North West Locality staff organised an award ceremony and lunch for volunteers followed by a visit to the Tall Ship, Riverside.
There is good evidence that volunteering brings benefits to both the person volunteering and the people and organisations they support. Volunteering means choosing to spend time unpaid doing something to help other people or groups, other than (or as well as) close relatives.