Hall of Fame
Being inducted into the Shelter Scotland Volunteer Hall of Fame is the highest level honour our volunteers can receive; those below are individuals who have contributed countless hours of their time, in a variety of ways, to improve the lives of homeless and badly-housed people in Scotland.
We recognise the contribution of these amazing people not only because they share our passion and they increase the capacity of our teams so we are able to help more people, but because they also offer us a fresh perspective on what we do.
Fiona is a volunteer in our Prestwick shop and has been volunteering with us now for 14 years. During that time, Fiona has knitted a blanket each week and sold it in the shop. It takes Fiona 2 or 3 days to make each blanket. The blankets have proven to be very successful with almost 700 of them being sold during Fiona's time with us. Fiona has been in the press because of her extraordinary efforts and she was the proud recipient of the Guardian Newspaper’s Volunteer of the Year Award as well as being included in The Independent’s List of 100 Happy People. SCVO (Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations) invited Fiona to their annual award ceremony in June and while she did not win, Fiona had an excellent night. 2015 has been a very exciting year for Fiona and we are delighted and privileged that she has chosen to volunteer with us.
Barry is a volunteer in our Clarkston shop and has been with us for over 2 years – longer than many staff. Barry often volunteers 6 days a week and has to be reminded that he needs to take a rest day! Barry's colleagues have said that he is prepared to do anything and everything that he is asked to do. He also brings a ray of sunshine into the shop and cheers everyone up.
Duncan is a volunteer in our policy team and has spent the last 2 years working with the staff on a number of projects. In the time he has been here, he has given over 500 hours of time. Duncan is a dedicated and reliable member of the team and he has brought knowledge and skills to the team that have allowed us to progress much quicker and much farther than we would have been able to without him.
Duncan has been volunteering with Shelter Scotland for 14 years. Duncan began his journey in our Aberdeen office, but once that office closed he started volunteering in our Dundee office. Duncan provides administrative support to our team and has been a committed and reliable volunteer. We have estimated that he has given us almost 3,000 hours of his time – and that does not include the many return trips from Aberdeen to Dundee.