Moray groups urged to take part in celebration of volunteers

MORAY’S ARMY OF VOLUNTEERS can expect special ‘thank you’ postcards to pop through their letter as groups are encouraged by tsiMORAY.

The move is part of ‘Volunteers Week’ which in Moray will see a number of initiatives promoted by the third sector interface organisation throughout the region.

Development Officer Sue Davies explained: “We have produced the cards so that organisations can send them out in celebration of Volunteers Week, which began on Thursday.

“We want to help send out as many ‘thank you’ cards as we can to the amazing volunteers across Moray – so if you are a charity, club or organisation that has volunteers, these postcards are for you!”

The cards are free and can be picked up from the tsiMORAY office in Elgin.

Other events being organised includes PVG Training on Tuesday, June 6 from 9.30am to 3pm at the Small Inkwell in Elgin. Sue said: “Volunteer Scotland is coming to Elgin to run essential PVG training.

“This is a chance to understand the why’s, when’s and how’s of PVG’s. If you have had any queries or questions about the PVG scheme this is your chance to get the answers from the experts – for more on this or to book places contact email”

The following day, Wednesday June 7 from 1.30pm until 3.30pm the Williamson Hall on Duff Avenue in Elgin will host a National Recognition Scheme for Adult Volunteering event.

Sue explained: “Many organisations have identified a gap in our national recognition and celebration of volunteering – while we have Saltire Awards for 12-25 year olds, there isn’t a similar national volunteering recognition scheme for anyone outside of this age bracket.

“With support from the Big Lottery Fund, Voluntary Action Scotland and Volunteer Glasgow have a few designs ready to be tested in this specific workshop and we need your feedback.

“Your thoughts on this are so important, but space is limited for this workshop, we ask that you book the workshop on 01343 541713.”