The Hot Spot celebrates volunteer efforts

Members of the Buchan Field Club enjoy an afternoon on top of Mormond Hill.
Members of the Buchan Field Club enjoy an afternoon on top of Mormond Hill.

Hot Spot volunteers were invited to an afternoon tea last week, as a way of a thank you for all their hard work.

Some 12 volunteers currently give their time to the busy Peterhead community hub, either in the kitchen/café, in the garden, or in the IT suite. Some volunteer to gain work experience which one day will lead to paid employment, while others do it to develop skills and confidence or simply because they want to put something back into their community.

Hot Spot volunteers Hazel and June are invited to afternoon tea at the Peterhead community facility on Kirk Street

Hot Spot volunteers Hazel and June are invited to afternoon tea at the Peterhead community facility on Kirk Street

As a popular resource in the heart of Peterhead, The Hot Spot values the commitment of its volunteers. Two of the volunteers present at the event were awarded with long service certificates from Aberdeenshire council, one for five years service and the other for three. Not all volunteers stay this long - some move quickly on to other ventures which is a good thing as it means their experience at The Hot Spot has prepared them for the next stage in their lives.

Residents of Peterhead and the surrounding areas can all benefit from The Hot Spot which is open from 9am to 3pm weekdays and offers information, guidance and advice on a range of services, training and learning opportunities.