Cornerstone volunteers recently attended a Civic Reception hosted by Aberdeen City Council as part of Europe Day and the European Year of Volunteering.
The Head of the European Commission Office in Scotland, Neil Mitchison, Lord Provost Peter Stephen and Sandy Mathers, Unit Leader, ACVO Voluntary Action & Active Citizenship Business Unit welcomed over 150 volunteers and volunteer organisations to the event.
Cornerstone was represented by volunteer manager Alison McPherson and three volunteers from the organisation.
Guests enjoyed a speech from the Lord Provost, and took the opportunity to meet volunteers from a variety of local and national charities and organisations.
Sarah Dawson, a volunteer from Cornerstone said "The event was a great opportunity to meet other volunteers in Aberdeen, and to see how many people give up their time to volunteer was quite amazing."
"I also got a chance to talk with organisers of volunteer expeditions across the world, which really opened my eyes to how much is out there to experience."
The European Year of Volunteering is a celebration of the millions of people across Europe who work during their free time to make a difference in their community. The EYV are also hoping to encourage the 75% of the European population that do not do any volunteering to also try and help make a difference.
Cornerstone has 140 volunteers within the organisation that carry out a number of roles from befriending to arts activity enabling.