PAS Volunteers at a community place-making event

2020 has certainly been an eventful year so far! Life has changed for many people; and with it, PAS is dedicated to making sure that the volunteer experience adapts to the ways in which life, and volunteering, have changed. To do this, we are creating a rolling action plan that makes diversity, inclusivity, and accessibility a priority.

Over the next few months, we will be assessing our volunteer programme to improve our understanding of accessibility and inclusivity; and finding ways in which to accommodate volunteers with different backgrounds. To do this, we will need feedback from our current volunteers; you can help us adjust the volunteer programme to suit you.

We’ve recently changed the volunteer application form to better support our new volunteers, and in the next few weeks, we’ll be sending out an adjusted form for our existing volunteers. We’ll also be sending out a short questionnaire about what PAS can do to better the volunteer experience, and we would really appreciate it if you could take the time to let us know!

From remote working to cultural holidays, we want to know what adjustments we could make to our volunteer programme to ensure that your needs are met, and your voice is heard. The future of our volunteer programme is one that reflects Scotland’s diverse identity, and is a welcoming and accessible community for all volunteers.

– Erin Fulton, Volunteers & Interns Manager (erin@pas.org.uk)