VIBRANT Communities were joined this week by their youngest ever volunteer.

Alice Slater aged 8, from Gargieston Primary School told her mum she wanted to volunteer after a trip to Glasgow.

A lot of people affected by homelessness and decided she wanted to help East Ayrshire Volunteer Centre.

Alice has since been able to assist the Play & Early Intervention team with their Reverse Advent Calendar Appeal and she has spent time after school making up parcels of food items, toiletries and Christmas treats for families, local charities and local food banks.

Lorraine Dick, Volunteer and Partner Development Officer with East Ayrshire Council’s Vibrant Communities, said: “Everyone at Vibrant Communities would like to thank Alice and her family. This was such a kind gesture from someone so young and Alice showed such a mature, caring side when helping out.