Nominations are now open for the East Lothian Inspiring Volunteering Awards 2018! The Awards are organised by STRiVE, the Third Sector Interface for East Lothian, to recognise and celebrate the wide-ranging achievement and significant impact that volunteers make within our county.
This is your chance to tell STRiVE who makes a difference in your community. Take a look through the categories below and complete the nomination form to tell them why you think your volunteer or volunteer team should receive an Inspiring Volunteering Award.
Shortlisted nominees will be invited to the award ceremony in late November 2018 where each category winner will be presented with an award trophy and all runners-up will be presented with a certificate.
1. Fundraising & Retail Volunteer of the Year
2. Health and Wellbeing Volunteer of the Year
3. Environmental and Education Volunteer of the Year
4. Volunteer Team of the Year
5. Young Volunteer of the Year (Under 25)
6. Outstanding Trustee of the Year
7. Lifelong Commitment to Volunteering
The closing date for nominations is 17 September 2018.
Nomination packs are attached in both Word and PDF formats. Please return forms by email to email@example.com or print and post to: STRiVE, 56 High Street, Tranent, EH33 1HH.
Alternatively, hard copies of the forms will be available from the STRiVE office in Tranent.
This week is National Volunteers Week and I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the dedicated volunteers who make Scouting happen in Scotland. Across the UK, adults involved Scouting contribute in excess of 364 million hours of voluntary work each year to their local communities.
It is thanks to our 8222 adult volunteers in Scotland that we can offer life changing adventure to nearly 40,000 young people. Our membership has grown year on year for the last ten years and without our volunteers that would just not be possible.
Our volunteers fill many different roles; from Leaders working each week with young people to Committee members working quietly behind the scenes to parents helping out on an infrequent basis. In addition to making sure that Scouting delivers fun and adventurous programmes each week in a safe environment these adults also organise and run camps and plan and run a whole range of different activities like abseiling, coding, zorbing and much, much more.
Our volunteers are helping to prepare Scotland’s young people to be active citizens, to make a positive impact in their communities and to embrace and contribute to social change.
To put it simply, Scouting could not take place without our dedicated volunteers. I offer my thanks and the thanks of all our youth members to anyone who makes Scouting possible.