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Job Vacancy with Volunteer Midlothian

Job Vacancy with Volunteer Midlothian

20 Sep 2014

Transform Coordinator 

Salary: £23,232

Salary info: Fixed term contract to 31 March 2015

Job Type: Full-time 35 hours per week

Closing date: Tuesday 30th September

Location: Dalkeith, Midlothian

Role: This role will involve developing and running supported volunteering opportunities for young people (14-20) to assist with children’s playschemes and activity sessions within primary schools. The project will also involve delivering intergenerational befriending sessions in sheltered housing with young volunteers. The aim of this project is to help young people gain positive experiences and skills from their volunteering that are attractive to future employers and education establishments. The successful applicant will be required to join the Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG), if not already a member. 

The project is funded through Young Start, a grants programme run by Big Fund. 

To download an application pack please click here

Thinking Differently Film Project

19 Sep 2014

The Thinking Differently Project at MYPAS has a fantastic opportunity for Young People in S5 and S6 living in Midlothian. 

We will be working with Screen Education Edinburgh to support young people to develop and express themselves through the medium of film. 

The wide theme will be alcohol however, the young people will work with us and Screen Education to direct its focus.

This project will provide learning experiences in film, building personal development and positive destinations. 

It will provide training opportunities, which are accredited, in film skills from writing, production, acting and editing.


The project will run from beginning of October to January with further volunteering opportunities available after this time.

Attendance will vary dependent on where individual’s interests are but the training programme will run for 8 weeks.

There will be Taster Sessions on Monday 6th October 5pm-8pm and Tuesday 7th October 5-8pm

(location will be booked for the convenience of the majority of participants and confirmed at a later date)


If you know any young people that may be interested in this we can come and meet them as a group or individuals to tell them a bit more about the project if required.

Please contact us with any further questions or for a Taster Sessions sign-up sheet:


Alexis Simpson or Lucy Allin (Development Workers)

Tel -  0131-202-0588

E-mail – or


Volunteers To Assist Older People Urgently Needed!

18 Sep 2014

Do you have any spare time and would like to help an isolated older person in your area? We would love to hear from you. We are looking for volunteers to support isolated older people or those with a diagnosis of Dementia. No specific skills or experience are needed. Projects in Midlothian requiring volunteer assistance include:


Connect Online – IT tuition in a group or one-to-one setting

Community Links Befriending – Accompanying an isolated older person on outings or chatting to some-one who is house bound

Community Links (Dementia) – Assistance with walking group or reminiscence groups  

To find out more about becoming a volunteer please contact Paula on 0131 660 1216 or email


Danderhall Lunch Club

17 Sep 2014

Danderhall Lunch Club urgently need a volunteer Passenger Assistant to work alongside the minibus driver to assist frail, older people to the lunch club and home again.  

The Club runs on Monday’s in Danderhall Community Centre.  The volunteer will be required to start at 11am for the pick up run and be available from 3pm for the return journey.  The volunteer would be welcome to stay at the club.

For further information contact Cheryl at Volunteer Midlothian

0131 660 1216

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