CLACKS volunteers are being celebrated this week after stepping up during the coronavirus crisis.

Monday, June 1, marked the start of Volunteers' Week – with the generous spirit of the Wee County being recognised throughout.

In normal circumstances, the event would typically culminate in an annual awards ceremony delivered by Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface (CTSi).

And while the pandemic means people are not able to gather, CTSi is still looking to highlight the amazing contributions in the area.

There is a special thank you this year for all those who rapidly adapted to respond to Covid-19, as more than 700 people came forward to volunteer since the lockdown began.

Throughout this week, CTSi is marking the occasion with themed days in a social media campaign, including a digital community breakfast this morning on Wednesday, June 3.

Individual case studies will also be highlighted by the local charity interface as part of the social media campaign.

They will include people such as the Littlejohns of Tillicoultry who have made volunteering a truly family affair.

Louise Orr, team leader for volunteering and routes to work at CTSi, said: "Volunteers' Week is usually a chance for us to get our local groups and volunteers together, to celebrate the phenomenal impact they make in our communities.

"This year, we are unable to do that and celebrating doesn't feel right; however, CTSi wanted to ensure that volunteers and the wider third sector are still recognised, and so are excited to be making use of the national campaign to say Thank You during Volunteers' Week.

"Whether volunteers have been involved in their community for decades, and are currently keeping themselves safe at home, hoping to return to their roles soon, or they are have never before been able to get involved due to other commitments, CTSi want to ensure that all volunteers and thanked and know how much they are appreciated, during this pandemic, and always."

For highlights throughout the week, visit the CTSi Facebook page.