Volunteer Stories

Volunteer Stories

We've spoken with some of our volunteers and collected their stories here. They are volunteers from across our services and areas and help give an insight in to why they do what they do.

Gillian Goldthorp - winner of the Sacro Vibrant Volunteer Award 2015

The Sacro annual Staff Conference in October 2015 took Performing for Excellence as its theme and we took the opportunity to recognise those individuals and teams who have demonstrated excellence in their work and made a major...

Stuart Anderson - Glasgow Criminal Justice Services

I have recently started volunteering with Sacro. I first heard about Sacro through my university. I am currently studying a postgrad in criminal justice at Strathclyde University. I found that Sacro were recruiting volunteers online and...

Anne Milne - East Lothian Community Mediation Service

I have been fortunate to be a volunteer with East Lothian Community Mediation Service for 15 years now. You could have knocked me down with a feather when I was awarded a certificate for this.

It all started in the dim and...

Helen Cullen - Lanarkshire Women's Mentoring Service

Helen began looking for volunteering opportunities after retiring, having worked for 23 years in the addictions sector. She worked for five years at Barlinnie prison in the first statutory addiction service within a penal establishment...

Volunteer - Fife & Forth Valley Circles of Support and Accountability

Sacro’s Circles of Support & Accountability Service works by engaging with a high-risk sex offender in the community in order to both support him in a non-offending lifestyle and to hold him to account. A ‘circle’ of volunteers meet...

Melissa Virtue - Edinburgh Restorative Justice Service

I began volunteering with Sacro's Edinburgh Restorative Justice Service in May. The service provides a voluntary alternative to prosecution for the Procurator Fiscal, allowing parties to resolve their issues in a way that gives them the...