Over 30 local organisations were in Dundee’s City Square looking to recruit new volunteers to help them deliver a wide range of services across the city and beyond.
Girlguiding Dundee is one of the partners who arranged the event, and we asked County Commissioner, Amy Knighton about the benefits of volunteering:
"Many people are still feeling isolated or anxious after the pandemic, and getting involved in a voluntary organisation is the perfect way to meet new people, improve your confidence, feel useful in society, and have the chance to learn new skills or share the ones you already have.
Many of the skills gained in voluntary projects can be transferred into the workplace, study or simply the rest of your life."
Existing Girlguiding volunteers were on hand to chat and share their enthusiasm, and even tried to recruit Lord Provost Bill Campbell.
There are a wide range of ways you can support Girlguiding through volunteering on a regular basis, occasionally, or just as a one-off. We have roles upfront working with young people, and behind the scenes too. Think how you could share your skills or develop new ones.