Volunteers Week 2017
As Volunteers Week comes to a close we have been reflecting on how important our volunteers are to Venture Scotland. Put simply, without our amazing dedicated volunteers we could not provide our development programme for young people in the way that we do. Volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds with many different skills to offer, but are linked by the wish to support the vision of Venture Scotland.
Venture Scotland volunteer Andy, who is an IT Manager says “As well as the effect on disadvantaged young people, the organisation has positive outcomes for people that volunteer to deliver the programme. After being astonished by the changes in so many young people, and realising that I was part of the reason they were learning to help themselves, I took mountain leader training and achieved qualifications that now allow me to lead expeditions across the world. I wouldn’t be working in the role I do now if I hadn’t learnt so much about people and teams from Venture Scotland – both in theory and then reinforced practically, over and over again in a sometimes stressful but mainly fun and enjoyable environment.”
If you want to help young people achieve incredible changes join the volunteer team at Venture Scotland. Volunteers get a chance to develop a range of personal skills and even achieve specific qualifications in some of Scotland’s most inspiring outdoor locations. We’re looking for positive people who want to make a difference.
To join our amazing team of volunteers Apply here!