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Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Volunteer Recruitment Fair

20 Sep 2017

Our next Volunteer Recruitment Fair is taking place on Friday 13th October from 10.30am - 3pm at St John's & King's Park Church in Dalkeith. 20 local organisations have booked stalls to come along and promote their volunteering opportunities. Stalls for organisations are now fully booked.

Rosewell Development Trust looking for new volunteers

04 Sep 2017

Rosewell Development Trust are looking for new volunteers to assist with their Chatter and Clatter group for children, RASCALs Arts & Crafts group and the Kids World Citizen Group.

The Chatter & Clatter group meets on a Friday morning and they are looking for volunteers to support the children to enjoy activities or free play. To find out more about volunteering at this group please click here.

The Kids World Citizen Group meet on a Thursday morning and this group is the first of it's kind in the UK. They are looking for volunteers to support the coordinator to deliver activities for the children. Previous activities have included litter picking, random acts of kindness and learning about Ramadan. To find out more please click here

The RASCALs Arts & Crafts group takes place on a Thursday afternoon and they are looking for volunteers to help with delivering the craft sessions. To find out more about this group please click here

Volunteers must be at least 14 years old to take part in any of the above roles and full training & support will be provided. 

Sports Club Volunteer Recruitment Event

31 Aug 2017

The Community Sports Hub in Penicuik are hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Event on Monday 18th September 4-7pm at the Penicuik Centre. The event is aimed at bringing sports clubs and people who might be interested in volunteering in sport together. There is no commitment required.

This is your opportunity to meet the sports clubs running activities for children and adults in Penicuik. So far we have the YMCA, Penicuik Athletic Youth Football Club and Lasswade Athletics Clubs attending. You can hear about the activities they run, who their members are and where they need help.

They will be able to tell you what skills you need or can learn, the approximate time required, the people you will meet and the difference your help could make.

You can tell them about the skills you have, the time available and why you are interested

For more information please contact Ben at Ben.glencross@midlothian.gov.uk or on 0131 270 6769.

Volunteers wanted to help with Teenage Cancer Trust bucket collection!

18 Aug 2017

Teenage Cancer Trust make sure young people don't face cancer alone. They do it by helping young people and their families deal with the many ways that cancer can affect your body, your mind and your life. 

Teenage Cancer Trust are really excited to have the opportunity to fundraise with Dobbies again as they’ve had an incredible partnership with them over the last few years. Now is your chance to sign up to fundraise at their flagship Edinburgh store!

Time Commitment: 11am – 4pm on Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd September

Location: Dobbies Garden Centre, Melville Nursery, Midlothian, Edinburgh, EH18 1AZ

Responsible to: Emma Vickerstaff, Regional Fundraiser

How to apply: Email volunteers@teenagecancertrust.org or call 020 7612 0370 to have a chat about the role.

What will I do?

  • Engage the public with the work of Teenage Cancer Trust
  • Raise funds through a bucket collection in-store
  • Be a friendly and approachable face of the charity

What will I gain?

  • Support from a dedicated member of staff in your role
  • Become part of an enthusiastic team of volunteers
  • Ultimately help Teenage Cancer Trust to reach more young people with cancer
  • Reasonable travel expenses will be covered

What skills do I need?

  • Confidence engaging with the public
  • Enthusiasm for the work of Teenage Cancer Trust
  • Reliability & punctuality
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