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Supporting Scotland's vibrant voluntary sector

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations is the membership organisation for Scotland's charities, voluntary organisations and social enterprises. Charity registered in Scotland SC003558. Registered office Mansfield Traquair Centre, 15 Mansfield Place, Edinburgh EH3 6BB.

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Finalists 2022

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Volunteer of the year
Sponsored by Volunteer Scotland

Carol Topper - Playlist for Life

Carol lives with dementia and first discovered Playlist for Life in 2017 at her local Help Point, St Andrew’s Church in Carluke. Carol is supported by her husband, Malcolm. Since then Carol has been a media volunteer for Playlist for Life, helping the charity to spread the word...

Christopher Mathers - Quarriers

Chris became a volunteer with Epilepsy Community Outreach after being diagnosed in his 30s and receiving support from the service. As well as being part of his local epilepsy support group, he now also facilitates sessions and has always made it a fun, engaging and welcoming...

Heather Bryson - Dementia and Disabled Services

Heather, (age 9) re-cycles, making gifts that she sells, raising money for Dementia services. Volunteers time for various community and global projects. She produces exercise videos, hosts zoom sessions for care homes/day cares encouraging people to participate in gentle...

Jane Clifford - Parkinson's UK Scotland

Parkinson’s is a complex, progressive brain condition. Over time people need increasing levels of care. Volunteer educators like Jane inspire care professionals to deliver more effective care. Jane enabled our 30 volunteer educators to continue to support professionals - and...

Nan Fotheringham - Coatbridge Citizens Advice Bureau

Without volunteers we wouldn't have a Citizens Advice Bureau and the local community would lose out on the place that everyone goes to when they need advice to resolve an issue. Our volunteers are the first point of contact with people, they are highly trained advisers...

Ruth Hart - Kairos Women+

Kairos Women+ is a community-led women's organisation based in Paisley, Renfrewshire. We believe in the power of collaborative decision-making and bring women and non-binary people together to make change in their community! Ruth Hart has been a volunteer since January 2020. She...

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