Edinburgh Tollcross shop volunteer Laura didn’t hesitate to go the extra mile for a good cause. When you’re passionate about something, volunteering can be a great way to put your knowledge into practice! Here’s her story about how a little creative thinking led to a big reward.
From the 1st to the 7th of June each year we mark Volunteers’ Week, a national celebration of the contribution that volunteers make to society. Volunteers are reported to contribute over £2 billion to the Scottish economy each year, and play a vital role in helping Scotland’s communities to thrive. Given this remarkable figure, the […]
Ever felt like you’re spending too much money keeping your home warm? Celebrated a win at reclaiming your deposit? Had a rant about your landlord? Looked for advice on your rights as a tenant? Struggled with a rent rise? Criticised the dispute resolution process? Praised your letting agent for a quick and efficient repairs service? […]
Volunteering as an administrative assistant to the Aberdeen hub was a very insightful experience and a real privilege. Everyone can appreciate, at least at some level, the pressing need to for charities, like Shelter Scotland, to provide support in matters relating to social welfare and housing.
Shelter Scotland is an organisation which I have long admired, not just for its commitment to through providing help and advice to those who are homeless or threatened with homelessness, but also for its campaigning work on housing and homelessness issues.