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Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Volunteer Recruitment Fair

03 Feb 2016

Our next Volunteer Recruitment Fair will take place on Thursday 17 March from 12 - 2pm at the Lasswade Centre in Bonnyrigg. Local volunteer involving organisations are invited to book a stall at a cost of £10 for members/£15 for non-members to promote your volunteering opportunities. To download a booking form please click here. Stalls are limited so will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

History Work Experience Opportunity – Rosewell Development Trust

02 Feb 2016

Rosewell Development Trust have an exciting, one off opportunity working with and collating information from the Rosewell History Group to develop an exciting and informational booklet about the history of Rosewell according to the people living there. 

Your role will be to collate all the information that has already been gathered and condense it into a booklet which will be given out to the local community. You will have the ability work on your own and create something with minimal support and direction. You will have the I.T skills necessary to format and edit the booklet. During the week, you may be required to ask questions and conduct informal interviews with local residents to gather extra information to be used within the project. 

On completion, you will have the opportunity to visit the printers and see your work become a reality! 

This post offers a fantastic opportunity for anyone who is interested in social history or gaining more experience in research, office work, working within a charity or working with I.T.

Expenses are covered. Start date to be discussed – the post will last one week (Mon – Fri). 

For more information, please contact Fiona - email:

Farewell to Cheryl!

28 Jan 2016

We are sad to announce that Cheryl Prior retired from the Volunteer Midlothian staff team in January. Cheryl first came to work for the organisation in 1999 when it was known as the Midlothian Volunteer Bureau and was based in a small office in Old Edinburgh Road, Dalkeith. During her time with us she carried out several different roles including 50+ Development Worker; Promotions Worker and Volunteering Development Officer. For a number of years she ran the successful Support into Volunteering project for people with mental health issues. 

Cheryl has been a great ambassador for the organisation, devoting many years to promoting and developing volunteering in Midlothian. Her knowledge and experience of local organisations and opportunities has been invaluable and her skills and experience will be greatly missed. She had great rapport with our service users and worked hard to ensure that local people were able to have a positive and enjoyable volunteering experience.

We will miss Cheryl both as a colleague and as a friend. She had a talent for making new staff feel welcome and was always willing to share her experience and help with practical tasks. She also kept us a bit fitter running a weekly staff walking group in Dalkeith Country Park! We wish Cheryl much happiness in the future and will be marking her contribution to the Organisation with a farewell meal in February.

Adult support volunteer wanted for local community garden

20 Jan 2016

We are looking for an adult support volunteer to assist with weekly gardening sessions as part our Midlothian Growing Together project. The volunteer will help deliver activities, providing instruction, support and guidance to other adult volunteers with a wide variety of needs. This role is varied and will involve supporting others to feel comfortable and get involved in gardening, joinery, landscaping, garden design and other tasks. Sessions take place on Fridays from 11am - 3.30pm.

For more information on this opportunity, please click here or contact our Gardening Coordinator Katrina Dunlop by telephone on 0131 660 1216 or by email

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