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Volunteering in your community

The Award

People with a learning disability across Scotland volunteer in a huge variety of roles within their communities, either as individuals or as part of a group. Volunteering is the life blood of our communities and plays a role in everything, from gardening or tree planting, benefiting the local environment, to helping out at a local sports team or foodbank. Volunteering has become crucial within local communities in helping to alleviate loneliness and isolation through schemes such as befriending. Giving our time to individuals and the community through volunteering has a hugely positive impact upon our communities and is worth celebrating.

This award recognises the contribution of volunteer(s) with a learning disability and the positive impact their volunteering has within our local communities.

Helpful Information

Please include the following information for the judges:

  • Tell us why the individual or group chose to volunteer
  • Provide evidence of the skills or personal development that the individual or group has gained through their volunteering
  • Demonstrate the impact upon the community the individual or group has made through their volunteering
  • Describe the next steps or future plans that the individual or group has in their volunteering journey
  • Demonstrate and evidence any challenges faced and overcome.

Nomination Form

You can download a Volunteering in your Community nomination form here.

Download an easyread version here.

*Please save a copy of your nomination form on your computer as soon as you download it, so that you don’t lose your work. 

Keep in touch

More details will soon follow about the nominations for the Learning Disability Awards 2019. If you have any questions about the nomination process, please email awards@scld.co.uk or call 0141 248 3733.

Watch all of the finalists’ videos from the Learning Disability Awards 2018.