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Urgent request for volunteers!!

Urgent request for volunteers!!

15 Apr 2015

The Kidney Research Shop in Dalkeith urgently need volunteers for the following days. 

Mon 12-5pm

Tues 12-5pm

Wed 9-5pm

Thurs 12-4pm

Fri 12-5pm

Sat 10-4pm

If you are interested in volunteering or want to find out more contact:

Stephen Dowie on 0131 454 1777.


Volunteers are also needed at Midlothian Community Hospital garden

The MCHG is for anyone who enjoys gardening or being outside. There are jobs to suit all abilities from: sowing, weeding and harvesting vegetables; growing fruit trees and bushes; planting and maintaining herbaceous beds and tree and bulb planting. 

Gardening sessions are held on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10am – 4pm 

To find out more contact David Lacey, Gardening Coordinator on 07772 886 746


28 Feb 2015

We are delighted to announce we are now taking nominations for individuals or groups for awards.  Closing date for nominations is Friday 3rd April.

Guidance notes

Nomination form

Or contact Cheryl on 0131 660 1216 email Cheryl.

Our annual Awards Ceremony takes place during Volunteers’ Week and will be held again this year at Newbattle Abbey College on Thursday 4th June. This year’s ceremony is being made possible by the generous support given by Newbattle Abbey College and our other sponsors and supporters.

Volunteers Week is an annual event which celebrates the fantastic contribution that volunteers make across the UK.  It plays a big part in raising the profiles of the millions of volunteers who regularly contribute to society, while hopefully inspiring others to get involved too.  We are proud of volunteers across Midlothian and this event highlights the dedication and achievement of local volunteers.


Job Vacancy

20 Feb 2015

Volunteer Coordinator

Community Links Befriending

Salary: £21,600

Salary info: 35 hours per week, 11 months fixed term contract

Closing Date: Thursday 9 April 2015

Interviews: W/C 20 April

Location: Dalkeith, Midlothian

The successful applicant will coordinate a team of volunteer befrienders to support isolated older people. The post is funded by Midlothian Council through the Integrated Care Fund with appointment subject to membership of the PVG scheme

If you have strong interpersonal skills, a commitment to volunteering and an understanding of its potential to bring about lasting change in the way that we support older people then join us and make a real difference.

For more information and an application pack, please click here or telephone 0131 660 1216.

Volunteer Recruitment Fair

14 Feb 2015

Thinking about Volunteering? Come along to our Volunteer Recruitment Fair.

Find out about volunteering opportunities with the following organisations who are recruiting volunteers:

  • Lothian Community Transport Service
  • Lothian Veterans' Centre
  • The Risk Factory
  • Home Link Family Support
  • British Red Cross
  • Penicuik YMCA
  • Alzheimer Scotland
  • Rediscover Midlothian
  • Diabetes Scotland
  • Bield
  • Woodburn Day Care Centre
  • Mayfield & Easthouses Development Trust
  • Ageing Well
  • South East Scotland Scouts

Information about more local volunteering opportunities will be available.

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