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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

The following nomination criteria was asked for on the nomination form:

  • 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

Nominations for the Learning Disability Awards 2019 have now closed. You can watch the 2019 finalist’s videos below. 

Keep in touch

If you have any questions about the nomination process or Learning Disability Awards, please email awards@scld.co.uk or call 0141 248 3733.