David McLuckie wins a Project Scotland Voscar!
Congratulations to David for winning a Voscar!
Project Scotland provides volunteering placements for young people and David volunteered full-time 12 weeks at Playbusters. The annual Voscar (Volunteer Oscar) awards honour the fantastic contribution of young people, organisations and mentors who work so hard throughout the year. David was honoured with a ‘Voscar’ in the ‘significant contribution’ category for his commitment and hard-work. The ceremony took place in Edinburgh on Thursday 20th January 2011.
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David had been unemployed for a long time and even when he found things tough he remained determined even though he was out his comfort zone.
David was involved in all aspects of Playbusters. He made a positive impact on his community and now he feels good about himself.
He completed the Glasgow University Activate course, 'working with bereavement' training and gained 200 hour Millennium Award (signed by Scottish Government) for voluntary service recognition.
David gained respect from those who have seen him changing. He has strength of character and volunteering encouraged him to become focussed and committed.
David brought fishing to Playbusters and the young people loved it! During one session organised by David a young person (Chelsea) caught an impressive fish! This ‘news’ appeared on The Roughrigg Angling Association's website!
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Our Project Manager Margaret Layden was impressed and offered David a job. He is a shining example of how local people use skills and talents to benefit the community. He inspires others and is an excellent role model for young people.