Volunteer award for The Hot Spot

Keith Anderson presents the Volunteer Friendly Award to Tracey Turnbull and the volunteers at The Hot Spot
Keith Anderson presents the Volunteer Friendly Award to Tracey Turnbull and the volunteers at The Hot Spot

The Hot Spot in Peterhead has been given a Volunteer Friendly Award after showing how good they are at involving and managing their volunteers.

Keith Anderson, manager of the Volunteer Centre in Aberdeen, presented Tracey Turnbull and her volunteers with a certificate and trophy on Wednesday, June 18.

The Volunteer Friendly Award is a simple, user-friendly quality standard aimed to support, recognise and reward groups who are good at involving volunteers.

Speaking to the group before the presentation, Keith said: “What you do here as volunteers, if it could be copied in other places it would be fantastic because there is just nothing like this anywhere else.

“I know you have had some ups and downs but I hope it survives as it is a great place, the volunteers are really friendly and you make everyone feel welcome.”

After receiving the award, Tracy said: “We are absolutely delighted to get the Volunteer Friendly Award.

“Each one of our volunteers are so important to us and we couldn’t run this place without them.

She added: “I would like to say a big thank you to our volunteers for all of the work they do.”

The Volunteer Friendly Award is a product of Volunteer Centre Dundee, a charity started in 1997 as part of the Scottish Executive’s investment programme which created a complete network of volunteer centres across Scotland’s 32 local authority areas.

The Hot Spot is a community facility open to everyone.

They have computers with internet access, a cafe and various groups meet there on a regular basis.

For more information on The Hot Spot, the groups available or to create a new group, visit the team on Kirk Street or phone 01779 871450.