Kibble Education and Care Centre have been acknowledged for the support they give to local people volunteering in the community. Renfrewshire’s Volunteer Manager Forum presented the Volunteer Friendly Award at the launch of Volunteers’ Week 2016 during a ceremony in Paisley town hall last week.
The ceremony is part of a series of events across the UK that are designed to encourage and support the 21 million people who volunteer in their local community. This year it is estimated that volunteering in the UK contributed £23.9Bn to the economy.
Graham Bell, Chief Executive of Kibble Education and Care Centre said:
“We are absolutely delighted to be given the Volunteer Friendly Award. The contribution volunteers make to Kibble as an organisation is extremely valuable and this is a chance to celebrate them.
“Everyone works hard to make sure our volunteers are properly supported. We offer a wide range of volunteering opportunities so whether you are looking to give back to the local community or just wanting to meet new people, volunteering is open to anyone.”
Renfrewshire’s Volunteer Manager Forum represents over 40 organisations, partners and agencies involved in all aspects of volunteering. Statistics from the Scottish Household Survey (2013) state that 26% of adults (37,000 people) living in Renfrewshire volunteer formally through an organisation or group.
Presenting the award was Alan McNiven, CEO of Engage Renfrewshire. He said:
“Congratulations to Kibble for their achievement. Renfrewshire knows that volunteers are wonderful and truly deserve recognition for the valuable difference they make to our local communities.
“Everyone has a different reason for volunteering but they all have one thing in common, they make a big difference through the time that they freely give. This event is a celebration of these people and I want to thank them.”