Rosewell Development Trust awarded the Volunteer Friendly Award

Wednesday June 7th 2023


Written by Midlothian View Reporter, Luke Jackson

Rosewell Development Trust have announced that they have been awarded the Volunteer Friendly Award by Volunteer Scotland.

This prestigious recognition is a testament to the dedication and commitment to involving volunteers in their mission. The trust firmly believes that volunteers play a crucial role in enhancing essential services in Scotland’s communities, and they are proud to be a part of this meaningful movement.

The Volunteer Friendly Award is a quality standard that supports, recognises, and rewards groups that excel in involving volunteers. The award acknowledges their efforts in creating new experiences, making a difference, and fostering a sense of
well-being for both their volunteers and the people they serve.

They say they understand the profound impact that volunteering has on individuals and communities. From physical health benefits to social connections, mental well-being, and instrumental advantages, the evidence base highlights the transformative power of volunteering.

Rosewell Development Trust said:

“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to Volunteer Scotland, TSI/Volunteer Centres, and everyone involved in the Volunteer Friendly Award for their support, guidance, and recognition of our commitment to volunteering. We are immensely grateful for our incredible volunteers who selflessly give their time, skills, and passion to make a positive impact on the lives of

“This award is a shared achievement, and we celebrate it together with our volunteers, staff, supporters, and the entire community.  Thank you all for your unwavering support and for making our mission a reality. Together, we will continue to create a brighter future through the power of volunteering.”

Rosewell Development Trust is a community-based organisation committed to enhancing the quality of life in Rosewell and its surrounding areas. They focus on various initiatives and projects aimed at community development, environmental sustainability, and social well-being. By engaging volunteers and promoting active participation, Rosewell Development Trust creates a positive and inclusive environment for all residents.

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