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Volunteer Midlothian has moved to 95 High Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1AX. Staff currently do not have access to emails, but you can contact us in the meantime on our temporary telephone number 0131 663 4296.
News & Events
Volunteer Midlothian’s Connect Online project was shortlisted as a finalist for SCVO’s Digital Dynamo Award. Una Paterson (Connect Online Project Coordinator), Roisin Fitzsimons (Head of Services – Connect) and one of our long serving volunteers Donald Cameron attended the ceremony in the Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh on Thursday 4 June. The First Minister gave a speech about the importance of the Third Sector’s contribution to the economy, the awards were presented by Kay Adams and we were delighted to receive a certificate for being one of the five finalists in the Digital Dynamo category. Thank you to all our volunteers and funders including Midlothian Council Change Fund, Robertson Trust and Lloyds TSB. For a full list of winners click here.
Pictured above: Nicola Sturgeon (First Minister), Roisin Fitzsimons and Una Paterson.
Pictured right: Connect Online volunteer Donald Cameron, Roisin Fitzsimons, Una Paterson receiving our certificate.
A variety of volunteering opportunities available.
To find out more contact Steven on 0131 654 2531 or email email@example.com
Volunteers' Week takes place from 1st-7th June every year. 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.
Our annual Volunteers' Week Awards Ceremony took place at Newbattle Abbey College on Thursday 4 June 2015.
Award Winners 2015
Service to the Community Award
presented by Chief Inspector Kenny Simpson, Police Scotland
Winner: Sandra Lawson, Highbank Day Centre
Health & Wellbeing Award
presented by Allister Short, Midlothian Council - Head of Healthcare, Midlothian Health & Social Partnership
Winner: Beeslack Family Disabled Club
Preservation of our Environment & Heritage Award
presented by Kate Goan, EDF Energy
Winner: Rowan Group
Inspiring Young Volunteer Award
presented by Annette Lang, Midlothian Council - Lifelong Learning & Employability Service
Winner: Beadazzling Volunteers
Long Service to Volunteering Award
presented by Geoff Dawe and Margaret Meikle, The Rotary of Esk Valley
Winner: Cancer Research UK Volunteers
Volunteer Team of the Year Award
presented by Sir Robert Clerk, Lord Lieutenant of Midlothian
Winner: Home Link Family Support Volunteers
Saltire Summit Awards
presented by Natalie Christison, Volunteer Midlothian
Winners: Jessica Wilkinson, Jordan Donald, Tommy Flanagan, Holly Heatley & Thomas Gray
Volunteer Managers Award
presented by Gordon McCubbing, SQA
Winner: Fiona Inglis, Rosewell Development Trust
Pictured below are all of the 2015 award winners.
Our Sponsors & Supporters
This event could not be made possible without the help of our sponsors & supporters: SQA, EDF Energy, Midlothian Council - Head of Healthcare, Midlothian Health and Social Partnership, Midlothian Council - Lifelong Learning & Employability Service, Police Scotland, The Rotary Club of Esk Valley and Newbattle Abbey College.
The Transform Team held a Tea Dance for older people on Friday 15 May as part of the intergenerational befriending project. Despite the unseasonably cold weather that day, the event was still extremely successful with over 55 people attending. The event was held in Penicuik Town Hall and we had music from Johnny Jenkins who played piano and got everyone up dancing. 10 young volunteers (aged 14-20) from across Midlothian helped with the event; selling raffle tickets, serving tea and cake and dancing with some of the older people! We plan to hold another one in the summer, so look out for details of this in the coming months. For more information on the Transform Project call 0131 660 1216 or email the team.