Comhairle Thanks Island Volunteers

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar would like to thank volunteers across the Western Isles for all the vital work they do in our Communities. To mark Volunteer Week from the 1st to the 7th of June the Comhairle has been sharing some of the brilliant work being done by island volunteers on Social Media.

These Social Media posts have been met with great support and gratitude from the wider community for the work being done by island volunteers. The Comhairle has not been able to feature everyone and recognises that the social media coverage only highlights a small number of the brilliant volunteer projects currently on going in the Western Isles.

The Convener of Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, Norman A. Macdonald, said:

“We are incredibly fortunate to have so many dedicated volunteers who work all year round to provide support to people in our communities. Their work has never been so important and during Lockdown they have stepped up once again. The fact that so many people have been willing to volunteer during our fight against this virus, is a clear indication of the strong sense of identity and togetherness that is present in Western isles Communities.

We also recognise that there are many other volunteers who are in vulnerable or shielding groups at the moment who would love to help but can’t. We thank them too for their efforts throughout the year.”