Kenneth Gibson MSP is keen to highlight the role of those who helped the NHS and local communities across North Ayrshire as Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June) kicks off.
Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the contribution and work of millions of volunteers who give up their time to help others.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, volunteers have signed up to help in record numbers through the Scotland Cares initiative – over 53,000 in one month – joining the thousands of people who were already assisting, either with one of Scotland’s many voluntary and community sector groups or informally with neighbours.
“Volunteers’ Week gives us a chance to celebrate the contributions of volunteers who have made such a huge difference to their local areas.
“Many people in North Ayrshire have taken on COVID-19 related volunteering roles to help communities deal with the many consequences of the coronavirus and it is more important than ever to show our appreciation for their hard work.
“I want to say massive thank you to all of the volunteers who have helped the NHS and their local communities during the crisis and continue to do so.
“However, we should also be thankful to those who have volunteered since before the crisis and who will do so once it has passed, because they enjoy making a difference in the community.
“For anyone who is interested, volunteering opportunities can be found here.”