Volunteer Manager Forum 21.08.18

Today Donald and Vil our intern students from Glasgow University

Attended Renfrewshire Volunteer Manager Forum

And gave a wonderful presentation on the project, they have been carrying out for Shopmobility,

regarding our history and updating our membership records.


Well done lads.

With Shirley (Director)


With Anne-marie Cullen, Chair of the Renfrewshire Volunteer Management Forum



With Richard (Director)

Graduation Pictures

Congratulations to both of our interns from University of Glasgow who graduated recently.

Vilijami YLi-Hemmenki graduated on Tuesday 26th June as a Master of Arts in History with First Class Honours.

Donald Thomson graduated on Friday 29th of June as a Master of Arts in Sociology & History.

Donald is the top picture and Vilijami is the bottom Picture.

Sma Shots Day 07.07.18

We attended the Sma Shots Day in the Town Centre on Saturday 7th July there was a good crowd and it was a lovely sunny day for a change !

Thanks to Margaret, Shirley,Liz,Ian,Richard,Jim and Scott for their dedication and volunteering (even though Ian looks like he is auditioning for the Blues Brothers !)


Volunteer Friendly Award 2018

Just a wee post to inform you that we have been awarded
Volunteer Friendly Award – Shopmobility Paisley & District
The award will be presented to us on 08.06.18 at the Lagoon
May we remind you all that if you have a few hours to spare please contact us to Volunteer, your help will be appreciated !

This is the Letter we got from Engage to inform us that we had got the award


6 April 2018

Margaret Dymond
Chair, Shopmobility Paisley & District
The Paisley Centre Multistorey Car Park
Storie Street Paisley PA12AP

Dear Margaret

Volunteer Friendly Award – Shopmobility Paisley & District

As you are aware your Administrator submitted Shopmobility Paisley & District’s Volunteer
Friendly assessment file to Engage Renfrewshire in March 2018.

Following thorough assessment by, Volunteer Development Officer, Engage Renfrewshire, I am delighted to advise you that you have been successful in achieving the Volunteer Friendly Award in March 2018. Congratulations on your achievement.

“‘, Please note:

• the award is valid for 3 years, after which you will need to submit another folder of evidence in order to remain “Volunteer Friendly”
• you are entitled to use the Volunteer Friendly logo on your paperwork and website.
The logo will be emailed to you together with information about the use of the logo

Engage Renfrewshire has already linked with administrator directly to return your portfolio of evidence, provide feedback and discuss how you wish to celebrate this success. I am delighted that your award will be presented to you at the National Celebration of Volunteer Event on 8 June 2018 and look forward to seeing you then.

Yours sincerely

Alan McNiven
Chief Executive


The following is an extract from a written Testimonial by one of our Users this is posted

with his permission.

“Without this service my quality of life is limited to the boundaries of my home, with Shopmobility I have the opportunity to be a part of society in person rather than a

spectator from a window.

My life has been transformed by the kindness and sincerity of this service and a pleasure

to talk or have a coffee while waiting for a taxi after a well spent few hours enjoying

shopping as well as this beautiful town.

Thank you for that opportunity to live life again with freshness. Believe.”

Yours faithfully

Kevin 2018

Kevin’s partner Gillian also wanted me to add that accessing our service has led to a vast improvement in Kevin’s mood over the past months.

It’s nice to be appreciated!!!

Latest News

We have now completed the refurbishment of the Office and the office is looking great, next stage is to update the Office PC this should be done within the next couple of weeks.

As always thanks to the dedicated Volunteer’s, Director’s for all the hard work to keep Shopmobility running