It’s a Right Royal Celebration of Volunteering!
Volunteering has been put front and centre of this weekend’s Coronation Celebrations and CTSI is delighted to help celebrate and continue to promote the thriving volunteering community of Clackmannanshire.
With the pandemic in our rear-view mirror, we are seeing more people of all ages returning or getting involved in volunteering – and never before have there been so many volunteering-involving organisations and opportunities open to people in Clackmannanshire – and CTSI is there to help you find out more and take the first steps on your journey.
We are delighted to see a national focus on volunteering over the weekend – with some groups like Wimpy Park Community Group taking part in the ‘Big Help Out’ which is happening across the UK.
CTSI is holding a special ‘Big Help Out’ Recruitment Fair as part of Volunteers’ Week this year on Saturday 3rd June at Tullibody Community Centre with over 20 volunteer-involving organisations taking part, promoting their opportunities and allowing people to learn more and chat about how to get involved.
We are also delighted to share the news that Clackmannanshire is boasting two special King’s Award Volunteers to mark the Coronation, that were announced this week.
Janis McTaggart from Clackmannan is a stalwart of the community in which she lives and involved in volunteer work almost every day of the year. She gives her time to a wide range of groups and raises huge amounts of money for charities close to her heart.
Sophie Allan also from Clackmannan is a young sports coach and volunteers and officiates in athletics which has seen her officiate at over 200 events giving up around 2000hrs of time, she is the highest qualified female starter in Scotland and changes kids lives with the way she interacts and supports them at events.
This amazing recognition of Janis and Sophie puts our Wee County on the map as a place where volunteering is part of our DNA – where we recognise, respect, and celebrate how people from all walks of life play their part in our communities. If you are inspired – then make it your ‘new reign resolution’ to volunteer and you will be rewarded by fun and friendships forever.
Enjoy the weekend!
Chief Officer, Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface