Volunteering

Volunteer Testimonials

To give you an inside perspective on volunteering at Craigtoun, some of our regular volunteers kindly agreed to contribute to our recent Spotlight On Volunteering blog post series, and you can now link to their stories below.

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Jan's Story

Hello, I’m Jan and I’m a volunteer for Friends of Craigtoun. I have been coming to St. Andrews on holiday with my family since I was a toddler and a highlight was always our visits to Craigtoun Park

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Eric's Story

Several years ago, I was advised to attend an NHS sponsored fitness class in Cupar as I had health problems and it was there that I met Tom, a volunteer at Craigtoun Country Park, and Kyff Roberts, who was the Chairman of the Friends of Craigtoun Country Park.  I live just five minutes away from the Park in Strathkinness but had not visited the place in over 30 years.

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Peggy's Story

When I heard that Craigtoun was in danger of closing and that a determined group of people were going to try and ensure that didn’t happen, I was only too glad to help in any way I could.  Like many people in this area, I had known and loved Craigtoun all my life and the thought of losing this gem didn’t bear thinking about. 

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Gina and Rob's Story

When Robert and myself took early retirement and moved back to St Andrews, after being away for nearly twenty years, we were very keen to get involved in local volunteering.  We had found that, while we were living overseas, volunteering was a great way to meet people and also to give back to the community.  So, becoming a member of Friends of Craigtoun was an obvious choice for us.

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Pupil Support Service

Fife Council’s Pupil Support Service is part of a multi-agency support team which helps pupils who are experiencing significant challenges in their lives. The aim is to make sure that education is available to these pupils, regardless of their personal circumstances, and this includes supporting children for whom inclusion in school and their communities can be problematic.  At Craigtoun, we have been fortunate enough to benefit from the work of a Pupil Support Service team over the past few months and this is their story, in their words

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A New Addition to the Rose Garden

We now have some sheltered seating in the Rose Garden.

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BNP Paribas Volunteer Day

Corporate volunteers help out in the park.

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Dutch Volunteers

Stijn and Cas join the team at Craigtoun for a week.

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Are you interested in helping secure the future of Craigtoun Park?

The Friends of Craigtoun seek new Trustees.

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