Volunteering is very simply freely offering your time and effort to help someone else or in support of a cause.
The Scottish Huntington’s Association was founded by volunteers over 25 years ago and volunteers still lie at the heart of this organisation.
They range from the hundreds of HD families across Scotland who provide support at fundraising events, to those who volunteer their time and skills as Board Members to our own innovative Wellbeing Volunteer Service.
We have been delighted to receive support from ScottishPower Foundation throughout 2015 for the core operating costs of our Wellbeing Volunteer Service and look forward to continuing this key and very productive partnership in the future.
Volunteering is a vital part of Scottish society with volunteers’ contributions being equal to £5 billion within the national economy and often providing essential services to many communities and individuals.
The SHA firmly believes that volunteering is an essential part of our organisation in delivering our services to the HD community across Scotland – volunteering is never a replacement for paid staff but brings a far wider range of skills, knowledge and experience to complement our other services.
We are very proud to have been awarded the Volunteer Friendly Award, the national quality assurance standard for volunteer management.
On Wednesday 3rd December 2014, Bob Bogle, our National Volunteer Co-ordinator, was live on air with our friends at 3TFM local radio in North Ayrshire. He was raising awareness about HD, SHA and the Wellbeing Volunteer Service. There’ll be more to follow in the future in conjunction with 3TFM so we’ll keep you posted!