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Argyll and Bute Third Sector Interface (TSI) is one of the many charities and voluntary organisations celebrating Volunteers Week from June 1-7 .
This year the theme is ‘Volunteering For All,’ which will focus on the wide range of volunteers and volunteering opportunities throughout the area.
Whether working to improve the local environment, spending time with people who need help, or providing other kinds of essential services and support, the efforts made by volunteers make an invaluable difference to the lives of local people and communities.
Across Scotland, their work is valued at £2 billion every year and recent research found that Scotland’s young people are particularly engaged, with participation now at 52 per cent – nearly double the adult figure of 27 per cent.
Chief executive of Argyll and Bute TSI Kirsteen Murray said: ‘Argyll TSI is pleased to be supporting Volunteers Week Scotland.
‘We are immensely proud of the work undertaken by all the volunteers who selflessly give their time, skills and energy and who make a difference to other people’s lives and to our communities.
‘This week we will be turning the spotlight on volunteers in readiness for our own Volunteer of the Year ceremony in September.’
If you would like to nominate someone who you feel deserves recognition for their volunteer work, then get in touch with your local TSI office.