Levenmouth college campus hosts volunteer celebrations

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LEVEN has hosted a mass celebration to mark the European Year of Volunteering.

The town’s Adam Smith College campus was picked as the venue to hold a family fun-day event organised by the Volunteer Centre Fife and Active Fife groups.

The event saw various samples of European culture brought to the area including belly and disco dancing, digital art, jewellery making and Spanish and Polish cookery demonstrations.

These sessions were delivered by volunteers and Adam Smith College staff to highlight the value of the work going on in the local community, and to introduce new activities to local people.

Around 75 people attended the event, including Claire Baker, MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife, and her daughter.

Ms Baker told the Mail: “It was great to be involved in promoting the good work that volunteers do across Fife.

“The day really emphasised the importance of volunteering and I hope inspired a number of people to get involved in their communities.

“Volunteering makes a huge difference to local communities and there really is something for everyone to get involved in.

“Whether it’s helping out giving classes, helping organise sporting activities or fundraising for a local charity, a few hours of people’s time a week can have such a positive impact.

“Volunteering can also provide opportunities to learn new skills and increase employability.

“It was great to see the volunteer centre working with Adam Smith College to highlight the benefits of volunteering.”

Active Fife staff and volunteers were also on hand to pass on information about local sports groups, many of which are actively looking for volunteers to help out.

For further information about the events, or to find out more about how you can become involved in volunteering in Fife, visit www.volunteeringfife.org.