The Denis Law Legacy Trust offers a wide variety of ways to get involved in our range of activities including fundraising and administration; mentoring and offering support and advice to participants through to hands on activities and assisting with the on-site deployment and organisation of activities.
You can even suggest ways of contributing to the delivery of our activities and programmes through your existing knowledge and experience and also enhance your CV and potential career path by obtaining certificates and qualifications.
As an in kind contributor or volunteer you will benefit in a variety of ways and gain valuable experience as part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team. You will enhance your CV and potential career path by obtaining certificates and qualifications and benefit from a wide variety of other incentives and social activities.
We have established and implemented a structured rewards programme through the Saltire Awards and all volunteers (between the ages of 16 – 25) are registered with Volunteer Scotland, a national organization that provides leadership on Volunteering Policy and Practice.
You will create your own individual Personal Development Plan and on completion of 50, 100 or 200 hours receive your awards and certificates.
The Denis Law Legacy Trust is also the first sports organisation in Scotland to be award Volunteer Friendly Accreditation…read more.
The Denis Law Legacy Trust aims to offer:
“The giving of time and energy through a third party, which can bring measurable benefits to the volunteer, individual beneficiaries, groups and organisations, communities, environment and society at large. It is a choice undertaken of ones own free will, and is not motivated primarily for financial gain or for a wage or salary” – Scottish Government.
There is a great tradition of volunteering within the Aberdeen area. Figures highlight that “local authority groupings” in the North East of Scotland, which includes Aberdeen City, have the highest levels of volunteering in Scotland (1) Research by the Economic and Social research council highlighted that high levels of volunteering in Aberdeen were contributing to ‘quality of life indicators’ such as ‘greater fulfilment and satisfaction’, helping make Aberdeen a happier place (2).
To find out more visit our Volunteering page.
1 – VDS (Volunteer Development Scotland), research, policy and strategy, statistics, graph 8.
2 – ESCR (Economic and Social research Council), a Health Check of British Democracy: What do we know about participation and its effects in Britain? and related article in the Aberdeen Press and Journal newspaper, “Volunteers Help make Aberdeen a Happy Place”.