If the pessimists are to be believed, nobody reads newspapers anymore, and print on paper is in terminal decline.
A north-east volunteer has received a national honour for his efforts in raising money and awareness on behalf of diabetes sufferers.
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I spent a thoroughly enjoyable day at the weekend at the Day at the Races event in the grounds of the spectacular Castle Fraser near Kemnay in Aberdeenshire and was very impressed by the enthusiasm and dedication of the many volunteers working for North East Sensory Services, the charity benefiting from the proceeds.
North and north-east volunteers have been praised for carrying out hundreds of millions of pounds worth of work every year.
Volunteers who give up their time to help troubled young people in Moray have been praised by the Scottish Government.
Aberdeen's St Machar's Cathedral will offer enthusiastic historians the chance to become tour guides to help cope with an increasing number of visitors.
The smell of lentil soup is in the air as people warmly greet each other at North East Sensory Services (NESS) in Aberdeen, before sitting down to enjoy lunch together.
Health bosses are proposing sending doctors to volunteer abroad to offset the effects of the region’s long-standing staffing crisis.
An urgent plea has been issued for kind-hearted volunteers to help Aberdeen’s elderly.
Scotland’s national children’s hospice charity has launched its 2019 volunteer recruitment campaign.
A north-east woman who has spent decades volunteering with families in need has been given a prestigious honour.
North-east broadcasting volunteers are planning to take over the airwaves for a 26-hour radio marathon in aid of charity work across the region.
Volunteers are hard at work restoring a beloved north-east landmark.
While most school leavers have been pondering what to do with their future, Megan Kemp already has her mind made up – even before her exam results dropped through the letterbox earlier this month.
A Moray charity have issued a call for more volunteers to help their organisation grow stronger and help out more local youngsters.
A popular Moray pensioners group may face closure if new volunteers are not found to help keep it running.
A north-east adventurer has returned home after helping to save lives aboard a “hospital ship” moored off the African coast.
When Claire Forster took voluntary redundancy amid the oil downturn she resolved to do something “meaningful” with her newfound spare time.
He has worn more hats than Audrey Hepburn and is one of the north-east’s most ubiquitous volunteers.
The family of a selfless woman who spent her final days volunteering for a north-east charity before losing her battle with cystic fibrosis collected a special posthumous award on her behalf yesterday.
Aberdeen Cyrenians have begun the search to find new volunteers to sit on its council of management.
A recruitment drive has been launched to encourage volunteers from across Aberdeenshire to help some of the region's most vulnerable people.
An awards ceremony paying tribute to the "unsung heroes" of a flood-hit Aberdeenshire community will take place next month.
Taking health aid across the world can be a dangerous and emotionally draining experience, but it is one that Sandra Campbell is not daunted by.
An Aberdeenshire group which tackles social exclusion by pairing older people with companions has recorded a surge in volunteers.
An Aberdeenshire charity shop has made a plea for volunteers.
A north-east charity is on the hunt for volunteers willing to lend an ear to other people's troubles.
Volunteering can be hard work. It takes time and energy. But it does make a difference.
A group of volunteers from Shetland have just arrived home from Malawi where they spent a month helping in pre-school orphanages, care groups and a community hospital.
Organisations throughout the country recently marked the 30th anniversary of Volunteers Week, an annual celebration of the contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. Nowhere is that contribution more keenly felt than at Home-Start Aberdeen, a city-based charity that provides vulnerable families with emotional and practical support in the home. In the past year alone, its 100 volunteers have provided over 200 local families with approximately 17,500 hours of support. Volunteers are at the heart of the service that Home-Start Aberdeen delivers. Families in need of help, who may be dealing with issues of isolation, ill health, disability or other challenges, are referred to the charity, mainly via community health professionals. These referred families are then carefully matched with a trained Home-Start Aberdeen volunteer, who visits them weekly. “Without our volunteers, Home-Start Aberdeen simply would not exist,” said Georgette Cobban, scheme manager, Home-Start Aberdeen.