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Scotland's Digital Participation Charter

Scotland's Digital Participation Charter

11 Jan 2017

We are one of over 250 organisations who have signed up to Scotland's Digital Participation Charter to help improve basic digital skills for people in Scotland. We deliver a number of projects to help people in Midlothian improve their IT skills. To find out more please click here

Try something new in 2017 - Volunteer!

06 Jan 2017

Are you thinking about trying something new in 2017? Why not consider volunteering in your local community? Volunteering has so many benefits - not only for the community, but also for you! 

There is a volunteer opportunity to suit everyone, regardless of age, experience, interests or skills. At any one time we have around 200 opportunities advertised with us across Midlothian. 

To browse the current opportunities available please click here.

If you are under 16 click here to browse our directory for young people. 

What can we do? 

  • Provide information and advice on volunteering
  • Help you to find an opportunity that suits your skills and interests
  • Help with the volunteer recruitment process
  • Provide support to help you get started

To make an appointment with one of volunteer advisors and to find out more, please call 0131 660 1216 or email

We also provide advice and support to local organisations that involve volunteers. For more information on what we can do to support your organisation, please click here

Volunteer with LINKnet Mentoring

05 Jan 2017

LINKnet Mentoring is Recruiting New Mentors. The next mentor training is on Saturday 21st January 2017 from 10am- 4pm at LINKnet’s office: 31 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG, Edinburgh. This is an exciting opportunity to give something back to the community.

LINKnet are looking to recruit volunteers to work as mentors to help minority ethnic mentees to access employment, further education, personal development or to improve English and the knowledge of various aspects of life in Scotland.

Mentors are required to take a full day training and then to help a mentee for two to three hours per week (one day) for up to six months or less.

Mentoring can bring you personal satisfaction and improve your own professional skills and employability.

If you are keen in becoming a mentor please contact: David Ashimolowo for further information: call 0131 261 4463/0131 225 7970 or email:



Season's Greetings from all at Volunteer Midlothian

19 Dec 2016

Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2017 from everyone at Volunteer Midlothian. 

Our office will be closed from Thursday 22nd December at 1pm until Wednesday 4th January at 9am.

Thank you for your ongoing support throughout the year and we shall look forward to working with you in 2017. 

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