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Volunteer Week – Neighbourhood Watch Buddy

Volunteer Week – Neighbourhood Watch Buddy




I hope you have all been following our activity as part of  National Volunteers Week from 1st to the 7th June 2023 on social media or our website. We have been delighted with the response we have had at the various venues we have been at across Scotland so far this week and we want to say a huge thank you to all of our new volunteers members and co-ordinators who join the excellent work being undertaken by the existing co-ordinators.


Another way that our existing co-ordinators can help out as part of Volunteers Week, is to join our group of “co-ordinator buddies“. Our buddies take on the role of supporting new co-ordinators whilst they get themselves and their Watch established. This is a simple but very effective way of providing support that can be done face-to-face; by phone; by email or whatever way works best. Typically the support takes the form of motivating with ideas and encouragement, directing them to other agencies for help with funds or solutions to community issues. The options are only limited by imagination. Being a buddy is a very quick and easy way to give something back and you can be paired with someone close by or maybe even at the other end of the country if you wanted.


To find out more about becoming one of our buddies please contact us by contacting the office at .


Remember, Neighbourhood Watch Scotland along with police and other key partners are still out and about this week to engage with new and existing NW members at a number of Dobbies Garden Centres across Scotland. We will be at the following Dobbies over lunch time to update you on what is current and will have some free crime prevention giveaways:-

5th June – Houston Mains, Livingston6th June – Braehead, Glasgow7th June – Craigforth, Stirling

We look forward to hearing from you soon about becoming a Co-ordinator Buddy!


Thank you in advance for your help.


Lesley Clark


Neighbourhood Watch Scotland