People choose to volunteer for many reasons. For some it is the chance to give something back to the community and meet new people. For others it an opportunity to developing new skills or sharing their skills with others.Volunteering can help you:
Make a difference
Be part of a community
Learn new skills
Take on a challenge
Discover hidden talents
Jryna Batters has a lot of experience within the third sector as she has volunteered so much of her time to many different organisations over the years. She spends a lot of her time helping develop Viewfield Garden Collective which is a garden project that provides a peaceful place for vulnerable and disadvantaged adults in Skye & Lochalsh.
You can watch Jryna talk about her volunteering story here.
Jim Rennie has been volunteering for a number of years and who also gives a lot of spare time to a number of organisations to help them develop. He is volunteering for Skye Old Peoples Welfare Committee, who provide transport and a lunch for elderly people in our community. He also raises fund for the local hospital with Friends of Portree Hospital.
To listen to his volunteering story you can do so here.
Sarah took part in our Skye & Lochalsh Neighbours and Friends Befriending service, where she and a volunteer build a good friendship. Which helped her gain confidence in her new home and in the new village she had moved to on the Island. As a result of her experience and gaining confidence she has now become a volunteer in SLCVO, as our proof reader.
To watch Sarah's volunteering story you can do so here.