In its 39th year, Volunteers’ Week is an annual event which sees charities, voluntary groups, social organisations, and volunteers themselves come together to recognise the incredible impact that volunteering has in communities around Renfrewshire, Scotland and the UK.

The theme set for this year’s week-long celebration is ‘Celebrate and Inspire’ and it encourages volunteer organisations across Renfrewshire, Scotland and the UK to highlight diversity in volunteering and demonstrate the many ways everyone can get involved with volunteering.

Each year, the annual celebrations recognise and reward the work and efforts of volunteers who are active at the heart of every community, whilst acknowledging their important contribution to our local communities, the voluntary sector and society as a whole.

Natalie Don MSP said: “I am delighted to not only support Volunteers’ Week but to thank all the hard working and dedicated volunteers within my constituency of Renfrewshire North & West. They give up their time, energy and skills to help make the constituency a better place.

“Whether its volunteering for environmental campaigns like Team Up to Clean Up or supporting families, such as Home Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde – or any other field, it is great to see so many people freely giving their time to help support causes close to their hearts.

“Although the contributions of volunteers are often unseen or unrecognised by many, I feel events like Volunteers’ Week gives us the opportunity to thank those who keep local voluntary groups, charities and social organisations going, year in, year out.

“I regularly meet with a number of dedicated volunteers from organisations all across my constituency and would like to thank them for their dedication to helping make our communities better places to live in”.

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By Ricky Kelly

Main writer for Renfrewshire News

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