Edinburgh’s Inspiring Volunteers
EVOC Edinburgh Interface partner, Volunteer Edinburgh has hosted an awards ceremony to honour the contribution of volunteers to the lives of Edinburgh residents.
Over fifty of Edinburgh’s most “Inspiring” volunteers were honoured by Frank Ross, Rt. Hon. Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, at a special awards ceremony on Wednesday 6th June 2018, during Volunteers Week.
Edinburgh’s Annual Inspiring Volunteer Awards, now in its twelfth year, reflects the huge range of organisations and individuals who give their time freely to work with city’s vibrant charity and non-profit sectors.
This year’s awardees include: a keen sportsperson who organises a jogging group for migrants and refugees; a massage therapist; an IT instructor; a befriender providing care and support to the elderly; and a group of skilled crafters who design and build things for other charities.
The recipient of the “Lord Provost’s Inspiring Volunteer of the Year Award 2018” is Malcolm Scullion, Media Volunteer (Development Team) with Thistle Foundation.
Frank Ross, Rt. Hon. Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh said: “This event allows me on behalf of the people of Edinburgh to recognise the 35% of the city’s residents who regularly give their time and efforts for the benefit of others within our communities.
“Selecting the Inspiring Volunteer of the Year is, as always, extremely challenging however, it is clear that Malcolm Scullion certainly is an ‘Inspiring Volunteer’ and worthy of the 2018 Award.”
Paul Wilson, Chief Officer of Volunteer Edinburgh: “The volunteers that are receiving awards this year come from all walks of life, have a whole range of skills and abilities and make their impact in a huge variety of ways.
“This is true of course of the many thousands of volunteers across Edinburgh, each of whom makes a powerful and unique difference by choosing to volunteer. We’d like to thank each and every one of those volunteers for being truly inspiring and making our city a better place to live and work.”
The award ceremony has been organised by Volunteer Edinburgh. Which exists to inspire more people to volunteer so that they can enhance their lives, the lives of others and build resilient communities.