Volunteer Week: Day 3

Volunteer Week: Day 3

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Volunteer Week 2018

Every day this week Scottish Cycling is going to bring the focus on one of the key people who make this great sport tick. To kick things off we're have had a chat with one of our Board Members Gareth Edwards. Read on to find out more!

Name:

Jamie Penny

Age:

16

Occupation:

Student

Cycling Club:

Glasgow Cycle team

Volunteering role(s):

Marshalling at Youth Tour of Scotland 2018

How long have you been volunteering in your role for?

Since April 2018

How easy is it to get into volunteering?

Very easy, just ask the organisers if you can help out (They will always find something for you to do)

What are the benefits of volunteering?

You get to see great racing, meet lots of new people (and familiar faces too), get to know the locals, use a walkie talkie and free food!

What has been your most memorable volunteering experience in cycling?

 Being interviewed by the one and only Jenny Holl! Also witnessing a crash in the first 10 seconds of a race (thankfully no one was hurt)

Where do you want to take your volunteering next?

Always happy to help out as long as I’m not racing in the event too.

Describe the perfect volunteer (without describing yourself!)

Calm, cool and collected :) Happy, helpful, smiling, knows more about the race than the riders do and can give perfect directions.

Do you or somone you know Volunteer?

We'd love to hear your volunteering stories and see pics of you in action. Tag us in Tweets using @ScottishCycling and use #VolunteersWeek

What is Volunteers' Week?

Volunteers’ Week is a time to say thank you for the fantastic contribution volunteers make.

During the week, hundreds of events and celebrations take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and diverse contribution to the UK.

Volunteering For All

This year, Volunteers’ Week is about volunteering for all – celebrating the huge range of people who give their time in so many ways.

It’s a chance to think about what volunteering for everyone means to you. How can you celebrate people from every walk of life who are getting involved in volunteering?