Volunteers' Week takes place from 1st-7th June every year. We will be hosting our annual Volunteers' Week Award Ceremony at Newbattle Abbey College on Thursday 5th June 2014.
Volunteers’ Week is about celebrating volunteers and volunteering. This event acknowledges the wide range of volunteering involvement in Midlothian; it recognises the contribution of volunteers and rewards them for their dedication and commitment.
We have introduced a new award in 2014 for Volunteer Manager of the Year. This award recognises excellence in volunteer management from an individual who takes on a co-ordinating or managing role of volunteers.
Nominations for this year's awards have now opened. Visit our Volunteers' Week page to find out more about the awards and to make your nomination.
Closing date for nominations is Friday 4th April 2014.
2014 will mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. In preparation, Midlothian Library Service Local Studies and Volunteer Centre Midlothian are undertaking a research project about Midlothian and the First World War.
The Midlothian Remembers Project aims to record all First World War memorials in Midlothian and also to research the individuals named on memorials with the aim of creating an online Roll of Honour for Midlothian.
There are a number of volunteer opportunities available including research, photography and IT support all of which provide fantastic skills and the chance to contribute to a project which will be of great benefit to future generations.
This project is jointly funded by the Scottish Library and Information Council (SLIC) and the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and will run throughout 2014.
If you would like to volunteer for this project or if you would like any further information, please contact John on 0131 660 1216 or email email@example.com
"A Good Start" programme delivers information, practical advice and support to parents and their babies. Midlothian Sure Start is currently looking for volunteers to become instructors for this programme.
The programme generally begins with 5 weeks of baby massage. Baby massage is reported to promote sleep and reduce colic in babies. Following on from that are a series of sessions which cover a range of subjects, such as, sleep, play, weaning, baby brain, baby & toddler first aid (delivered by a specialist first aid trainer). The programme is also designed to inform those attending of what else is happening in their local community and provide signposting and links to our partner organisations.
Volunteer Instructors will receive training from Sure Start and develop knowledge and skills to allow them to carry out the role. The training programme is in two parts so, depending on individual needs and interests, the training can either begin with the baby massage or the parenting sessions.
If you are interested in training to become A Good Start Instructor on a voluntary basis then please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information and to register interest click here.
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Deadline 5pm, 14 February 2014