Three cheers for Bield volunteers

BieldAn event to highlight the importance of volunteers to care and housing provider Bield has been hosted at a retirement housing development.

Bield’s volunteer team attended Southfield Court in Dunbar to show off the efforts and achievements of their dedicated volunteers by premiering their exciting new Volunteer Video.

Southfield Court was chosen to stage this event, as along with the volunteers, many of the service users were involved in the filming of the video, and it was key to be able to premier the video with the staff, service users and volunteers; and thank the volunteers for all their hard work over the years.

Ruth Bowen, volunteer development manager, said: “We have a number of volunteer positions at Bield including Social Activity Co-ordinator and Assistant, Silver Surfer Tutor, Gardening Activity Assistant and Befriender and all help enhance and enrich the lives of our tenants across Scotland.

“By hosting this event in Dunbar we highlighted to everyone just how much we appreciate the work the volunteers do and how crucial a part they play in the organisation. It was a great success and everyone had a brilliant time.”

The volunteer initiative reinforces the ‘Free to Be’ ethos of Bield, one of Scotland’s leading housing and care providers, which aims to help older people to make their own decisions and maintain independence whilst offering assistance if they need it.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information please call the Volunteer Team on 0131 273 4059 or email

Please note that these are volunteer, unpaid positions. Bield thank everyone for their enquiry, however hope you understand that not all enquiries will result in volunteer placements.


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