Volunteer week success for local VCA

Tyrie Primary School hosted a community cafe.
Tyrie Primary School hosted a community cafe.

Volunteer Week is an annual event taking place between June 1 and June 7 each year. This year, Volunteer Centre Aberdeenshire featured in events throughout the area.

Volunteer Centre Aberdeenshire (VCA) was involved in events all over the area and encouraged both volunteers and voluntary groups to do the same last month.

Examples of volunteering were obseverved throughout Aberdeenshire, with Tyrie Primary School holding a Community Café, open to the local community and an opportunity for the public to visit the school and savour the high level of service and effort though this enjoyable experience .

The pupils were involved in all the aspects of café, from baking the delicious goodies on offer, to giving up their free time by attending to the customers.

Lochpots Primary School excelled themselves once again with a huge number of pupils receiving various levels of the Young Aberdeenshire Volunteer Awards and a few achieving the Platinum level, the highest achievement. The pupils give up their free time and get involved with many activities from door duties, snack trolley and breakfast club preparation and their enthusiasm shone through.

Both Schools received a Volunteers Week certificates as way of a thank you for the effort and encouragement throughout the year towards volunteering.

Fraserburgh’s Here for You Partnership/Fraserburgh Development Trust also had a volunteer who was recognised for her continuous commitment to volunteering, by achieving the highest award within the Saltire Award for over 500hrs, Natalie Stephen.

For more information on volunteering, please visit VCA online at www.vcaberdeenshiee.org.uk.