Volunteering Stories

Read some of our past and present volunteers’ stories.

The Oldest Volunteer in Dundee?

Harry may not be the oldest volunteer in Dundee, but read his story to find out why he still does it instead of putting his feet up!

At 92 years of age, Harry Nunn may be the oldest volunteer in Dundee but it certainly does not show! Harry’s doctor recommended volunteering after his wife passed away. Having a tremendous amount of horse experience in his past, The Brae seemed an ideal choice. Volunteers don’t need any experience before volunteering at the centre but Harry had a wealth of knowledge to use and share. He was also keen to get back into working with the animals that shaped his life and career, working for the Queen at The Royal Mews.

Harry was nominated for the Community Champion Award at the 2013 Great Scot Awards. There was stiff competition from around the country but Harry won the public vote to be crowned winner of his category and everyone was beaming with pride for weeks! He is such an inspirational volunteer.

Not only has volunteering helped to fill a gap in his life, Harry has also made many new friends.

“I would recommend it to anyone with time on their hands to get out and get involved. I can pass on my knowledge and experience to the younger volunteers and would say you are never too young or too old in my case to volunteer!”




Volunteering to Gain Work Experience

Read Andy’s story and how he became Volunteer of the Year at Finmill Centre.


Volunteering turned out to be just what I needed.

Read about how volunteering has given Bryn a purpose


Learn about the benefits of volunteering which Fraser found.

Fraser’s story.


Read how Stephen achieved things he would never have imagined.

Be inspired by Stephen’s story.