Nom­i­nate your Vol­un­teer of the Year

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Staff reporter

Nom­i­na­tions have opened for South La­nark­shire’s Vol­un­teer­ing Awards, a cel­e­bra­tion cer­e­mony to take place in Vol­un­teers’ Week, the first week of June.

Com­mun i ty or­gan­i­sa­tions, char­i­ties, and those they help in Cam­bus­lang and Ruther­glen are be­ing asked to sub­mit nom­i­na­tions for vol­un­teers who have gone above and be­yond the call of duty in the past year.

There are five award cat­e­gories: Vol­un­teer of the Year, Young Vol­un­teer of the Year, Long-Serv­ing Vol­un­teer, En­vi­ron­men­tal Vol­un­teer of the Year and Trustee/Board Mem­ber of the Year.

Jenny Gem­mell, of vol­un­tary sec­tor sup­port body VASLan, which is host­ing the awards, said: “Vol­un­teer­ing makes such a vast dif­fer­ence to qual­ity of life in our com­mu­ni­ties ev­ery­day.

“We hope the Vol­un­teer­ing Awards go a small way to­wards rais­ing aware­ness of the hugely pos­i­tive im­pact vol­un­teers make, while also say­ing a very im­por­tant thank you to vol­un­teers them­selves.”

Nom­i­na­tion forms are avail­able at www. vaslan. and the clos­ing date is April 19.

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