Sign up to join volunteer trail with VASlan
Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire (VASLan) have organised a‘treasure trail’so that the public can get involved withVolunteers’Week.
The idea is that people can follow online maps to investigate organisations around Rutherglen, Cambuslang and the wider South Lanarkshire area.
Organisers want to show how much South Lanarkshire treasures its volunteers and the event will run from June 1 to 7.
A spokesperson for VASLan said: “VASLan will be publishing treasure trail maps for each locality in South Lanarkshire during Volunteers’Week.
They will go online tomorrow, Thursday, June 1.
“The treasure trail maps will pinpoint voluntary organisations willing to have open doors during Volunteers’Week, so people can drop in and find out a bit about their service, volunteering opportunities and, of course, collect some bounty to boot.
“This is a great chance for third sector organisations in South Lanarkshire to
Volunteers Ann Anderson (left) and May Paton from Re:volve Recycle shop give members of the public information about their organisation and have a chat with potential volunteers.
“Around 30 organisations have already signed up to participate in the treasure trail in the hope that everyone will get involved with volunteering that threads throughout South Lanarkshire.”
A visit to www.vaslan.org.uk/ volunteersweek2017 will lead residents to the treasure map for Hamilton area. You can also receive downloadable PDF maps by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The spokesperson added: “Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire would like to encourage everyone to participate in the treasure trail and share their adventure with us using our hashtag #vaslantreasure as well as the national hashtag for Volunteers’Week 2017 #volunteersweekscot.”
VASLan will also be recognising its volunteers by holding Volunteering Awards during Volunteers’Week.
The winners will be revealed at an awards ceremony on June 5 at Hamilton Park racecourse.
The awards include: Volunteer of the Year; Young Volunteer of the Year; Long-Serving Volunteer; and Volunteering Organisation – which will be contested by Healthy Valleys, LEAP and the Machan Trust.