Lorna Stevenson had never heard of CVS Falkirk before she became manager of the Royal Voluntary Service Café in 2013: “They contacted me to ask whether we’d ever thought of having younger people as volunteers”.

Eager to introduce some new faces to her team, Lorna was thrilled that CVS had reached out. Since then, she’s worked closely with the CVS team to provide young volunteers with the opportunity to develop their skills and experiences in a busy, friendly environment.

Every volunteer who comes to me through CVS genuinely wants to be here. It’s important to give young people a bit of responsibility,” she says.  “Even just going around with our trolley shop service, it’s amazing how they mature!” Lorna’s loved working with CVS Falkirk’s volunteering team. “I’ve often found it more beneficial to find volunteers through CVS than our own website.”

With credit to CVS Falkirk – view the original case study here.