Sacro launches strategy to develop volunteering throughout its operations

Written by
Alan Mairs
Volunteer with Sacro

Sacro has published a Volunteering Strategy to help guide its work over the next five years. The Strategy recognises the immense contribution of volunteers within many of its services and formally establishes the organisation’s ongoing commitment to volunteering.

The Strategy sets out its key strategic priorities for the next five years to:

  1. Embed a culture of volunteering across Sacro;
  2. Enhance training, support, involvement and reward of Sacro volunteers;
  3. Build awareness and reputation of Sacro volunteering in the community.

Tom Halpin, Sacro’s Chief Executive said “The contribution of volunteers to the work we do is immeasurable. Sacro’s volunteers provide us with much more than their time, energy and commitment. The skills and knowledge they bring has a very positive effect on the lives of those who access our services. Sacro’s commitment to volunteering is ongoing and in implementing this strategy, we are seeking to embed the importance of volunteers in every aspect of our operations.”

Sacro will be holding a series of events at its offices across Scotland where staff, volunteers and partners will meet together for a local launch of the Volunteering Strategy.

Sacro’s Volunteering Strategy 2015-2020 is available to download here.  

“I enjoy being active and also enjoy interacting with people, so decided that volunteering was a good way to meet new people and use the skills I have.”
Sacro volunteer: 

“I love it! I believe that one of the most important factors when seeking voluntary work is to make sure that it is something you enjoy. Volunteering is meant to be rewarding.” 
Sacro volunteer

For further information on the strategy and on volunteering with Sacro, please contact  Volunteer Co-ordinator, Theodore Pengelley.