Volunteers' Week (1st - 12th June)

Organisations across the country are holding events to thank volunteers for their dedication and contribution. Volunteers’ Week officially started on 1st June and will run through to 12th June and is an annual celebration of the millions of volunteers who give up their time in the service of others.

There are a large number of groups and organisations in Kilmarnock and Loudoun, some that I've met recently, that would be unable to function without the tireless work of local volunteers. I am always impressed with the volunteers dedication and selflessness across the board and would like to add my thanks for the good work that they do in their communities.

If you want to find out what’s happening locally or you have an event you want to promote you can find out more through the Volunteers’ Week webpage.

The definition of a volunteer currently used by the Scottish Government is:

‘the giving of time and energy through a third party, which can bring measurable benefits to the volunteer, individual beneficiaries, groups or organisations, communities, environment and society at large.  It is a choice undertaken by one’s own free will, and is not motivated primarily for financial gain or for a wage or salary.’