Dundee is a Volunteering City
The City of Discovery
Over 30,000 people give their time to support their community every year, making Dundee one of the most active volunteering places in Scotland. This amazing commitment is estimated to be worth about £35 million per year – but to those who are part of it, and who benefit from what they do, it is worth so much more!
National Volunteers Week
It’s National Volunteers Week this week (1st -7th June). We have been really busy handing out volunteer and organisation certificates and hearing lots of stories about the great volunteers we have in Dundee. Have a look at our News section our check our Social Media Accounts (Facebook, Twitter & Instagram) to find out more.
We also wanted to take the opportunity to recognise all Volunteers in the City, those who we know of and those we don’t. Our CEO Eric Knox has penned a letter of thanks to you all.
Volunteering for All – Scotland’s National Volunteering Framework
Throughout 2018, a number of key partners across Scotland’s volunteer and community sector, local government, NHS, academics, social researchers and volunteers jointly, with the Scottish Government, developed a National Framework for Volunteering.
The objective of the Framework is to: Set out clearly and in one place a coherent and compelling narrative for volunteering; Define the key outcomes desired for volunteering in Scotland over the next ten years; Identify the key data and evidence that will inform, indicate and drive performance at a national and local level; and Enable informed debate and decision about the optimal combination of programmes, investments and interventions.
As Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Communities, Aileen Campbell MSP notes ‘volunteering is key to us achieving our shared ambition of a fairer and more prosperous country with equality of opportunity for all – a country where everyone has the chance to participate and make a difference. Volunteering is at the heart of everything that we do as a Government, and is the golden thread running through all of our policies and contributing right across the National Outcomes in the National Performance Framework.’
Please find the Framework available to download here: