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Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Volunteer Recruitment Fair

18 Oct 2017

We held our latest Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Friday 13th October at St John's & King's Park Church in Dalkeith. 21 organisations all held stalls promoting their local volunteering opportunities.

We were delighted that the Depute Provost Margot Russell came along to support the event and were also grateful to the Community Champions from Tescos Hardengreen and Morrisons Dalkeith for their support. 

The event attracted over 70 interested volunteers and was a great opportunity for local people to meet organisations face-to-face and hear about how they can get involved in volunteering. 

Thank you to everyone who came along!

 

 

Rosewell Development Trust looking for new volunteers

16 Oct 2017

Rosewell Development Trust are looking for new volunteers to assist with their Chatter and Clatter group for children, RASCALs Arts & Crafts group, the Kids World Citizen Group and Rosewell Grows Group.

The Chatter & Clatter group meets on a Friday morning and they are looking for volunteers to support the children to enjoy activities or free play. To find out more about volunteering at this group please click here.

The Kids World Citizen Group meet on a Thursday morning and this group is the first of it's kind in the UK. They are looking for volunteers to support the coordinator to deliver activities for the children. Previous activities have included litter picking, random acts of kindness and learning about Ramadan. To find out more please click here

The RASCALs Arts & Crafts group takes place on a Thursday afternoon and they are looking for volunteers to help with delivering the craft sessions. To find out more about this group please click here

The Rosewell Grows group takes place on a Wednesday afternoon and are currently looking for volunteers to help run a gardening and woodland management group with kids of primary school age in Rosewell. To find out more about this group click the link here.

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to take part in any of the above roles and full training & support will be provided. 

Campaign to End Loneliness

18 Sep 2017

Could you go a week without seeing anyone? This is a reality for over half a million older people in the UK.

Loneliness is cutting lives short and the problem is growing. 

We’re here to change that, but we need your help. We want to make sure older people are given the friendship and support they need. As a valued supporter of the campaign we need your help to spread our message.

Together, we can #EndLoneliness.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYc85A8f2CM&feature=youtu.be

Sports Club Volunteer Recruitment Event

31 Aug 2017

The Community Sports Hub in Penicuik are hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Event on Monday 18th September 4-7pm at the Penicuik Centre. The event is aimed at bringing sports clubs and people who might be interested in volunteering in sport together. There is no commitment required.

This is your opportunity to meet the sports clubs running activities for children and adults in Penicuik. So far we have the YMCA, Penicuik Athletic Youth Football Club and Lasswade Athletics Clubs attending. You can hear about the activities they run, who their members are and where they need help.

They will be able to tell you what skills you need or can learn, the approximate time required, the people you will meet and the difference your help could make.

You can tell them about the skills you have, the time available and why you are interested

For more information please contact Ben at Ben.glencross@midlothian.gov.uk or on 0131 270 6769.

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