I was pleased to support the Volunteers Week in Parliament which recognises the fantastic contribution volunteers make to this country.
Volunteer’s Week is run by NCVO in partnership with Volunteer Development Scotland. As well as recognising the contribution of current volunteers it is also important we encourage as many people to spend a bit of time a bit of time each year volunteering.
Volunteering can be a great gain confidence, meet new people, and learn new skills. I salute the dedication of the many volunteers in Edinburgh and across the country. Many local services and events would not be possible without volunteers.
You can find out more about Volunteer Week and volunteering more generally here: http://www.volunteerscotland.net/