The event, which takes place on Friday, July 1 at The Montrose Playhouse Community Space, will feature talks and Q&A sessions from Scotmid and a number of exhibitors including Social Good Connect. The social enterprise will explain the benefits of volunteering, changing perceptions of volunteering and making employee volunteering easy for all. Information and advice will also be shared on volunteer recruitment and the positive mental and professional impacts volunteering can bring.
Poppy Scotland’s famous bus ‘Bud’, the interactive learning space, will be in the car park 9.30am-1.30pm to share information on poppy heritage, archives and veteran stories. Over 20 good causes are registered to attend including Mandown, North East Sensory Services, Montrose Community Trust and Paws On Plastic.
Lynne Ogg, Communities Manager (North) at Scotmid co-operative, said: “The Gathering for Good event is a great way for locals to connect with interesting organisations. We will have the opportunity to hear directly from good causes how they help make a difference in the community.
“As well as the opportunity to network and learn about volunteering and non-profit opportunities in Angus, we’ll also be hosting live Q&A sessions which will give an insight into how Scotmid can support communities.”
Sarah Johnston at Social Good Connect said: “We are thrilled to be joining Scotmid’s Gathering for Good event. Volunteer recruitment continues to be a constant, time-consuming struggle for non-profits, with the positive mental and professional impact of volunteering often overlooked. We’re pleased that the Gathering for Good event will support us in spreading the word and shifting perspectives of volunteering, to show just how much of a difference it can make.”
Scotmid supports and donates to projects that benefit the communities that it serves across Scotland. Gathering for Good will give an insight into how good causes can benefit from its fundraising support, including community grants of up to £500, one-off funding for special projects and Community Connect funding of up to £15,000.
The event will take place on Friday, 1st July from 10.30am to 1pm at Montrose Playhouse Community Space, The Mall, Montrose, DD10 8NN.