Fair Deal completely values the work of volunteers who freely and generously give of their time to the work we do and support the people we support in new and exciting ways. They carry out a range of tasks working alongside other volunteers and staff at every level of the organisation to make it a richer and more diverse experience for everyone involved in Fair Deal.
Recently we have had two volunteers in particular who have notched up a huge number of hours giving of their skills to Fair Deal. We are very happy to recognise the voluntary work of Laura Donovan, who is actually employed as a receptionist withing Fair Deal, but who gives additional contribution through her volunteering activity. She has been working in the social and leisure activities and has given 50 hours of volunteering. Thank you Laura!
Donna-Lee Christie who has been on placement with Fair Deal through Project Scotland for the last three months has contributed 200 hours of volunteering time and again this has been very valuable and greatly appreciated by all involved in Fair Deal.
The Fair Deal Board, in particular would like to extend their congratulations and thanks to Donna-Lee and Laura.
Saltire Awards are designed to formally recognise the commitment and contribution of young people volunteering in Scotland. The Awards enable volunteers aged between 12 and 25 to gain new skills and practical experiences through volunteering placements provided by local and national voluntary agencies. Supported by the Scottish Government- the Saltire Award is split into four sections. These are The Challenge, The Approach, The Ascent and The Summit and progress and achievement is recognised with certificates and Young Scot reward points. It is a fabulous scheme benefiting many young people as they increase in confidence, gain new skills and have a range of different experiences. Fair Deal is delighted to be part of the scheme.