Our Community Green Team volunteers have done an amazing job this year - between them they've racked up over 1700 hours so far - and we are always looking for ways to thank them for their contribution to the work that we do.

Earlier this year Impact Funding Partners, who fund our Volunteer Coordinator through their Volunteering Support Fund, introduced us to a fantastic small charity called Room to Reward.

Room to Reward is a unique hospitality charity created to say ‘thank you’ to the Hidden Heroes – inspirational volunteers who do so much, for so many in the name of charity. Their partner hotels donate their unsold rooms, charities nominate their Hidden Heroes for a break – and Room to Reward make it happen!

Each year we are able to nominate three volunteers who have been with us for more than a year and who have made a significant contribution. This year we were able to nominate Jonny, Wendy and Davy.

Jonny first started volunteering with us in 2016 helping out with litter picks and community clean ups along the cycle path. He has now gifted us over 350 hours of his time, which is pretty impressive since he also volunteers with other organisations as well.

Wendy started volunteering with us in early 2018 helping out with the various garden projects we are involved in including the Applefield Garden at Royal Gartnavel Hospital, Corpus Christi Primary growing space and Heart of Scotstoun green garden. She has contributed over 200 hours to date and is also famed for her home made rock buns!

Davy is our longest serving volunteer who joined us back in the summer of 2013 and is rapidly closing in on the 1500 hour milestone which is a phenomenal achievement. Davy is one of our bike mechanic volunteers with De'ils On Wheels and when he's not helping out in the workshop he can be found cycling somewhere in Glasgow, Scotland or Europe!

Cindy Mathie, Glasgow Eco Trust Volunteer Coordinator said, "We would like to say a massive thank you to these wonderful volunteers and we hope they enjoy their break. Room to Reward is such a great idea and it was really easy to sign up and then nominate the volunteers. And it's a brilliant way to thank them for their contribution to the work we do."

We will be posting a future update reporting back on where they went and what they got up to!

You can find out more about Room to Reward on their website and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.