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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 27th March.

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.


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.

Volunteer Midlothian achieves Investors in Young People Accreditation

13 Feb 2015

Volunteer Midlothian, the leading agency for volunteer development in Midlothian, has achieved the Investors in Young People Accreditation, the only people management standard that focuses on an employer’s recruitment and retention of young people. This represents a true commitment to the training and development of young people and demonstrates Volunteer Midlothian as an employer of choice for young people. 

Launched in July 2014, Investors in Young People originated through a key recommendation from the Commission for Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, led by Sir Ian Wood. The accreditation is offered to all businesses across Scotland and exists to recognise and support organisations across Scotland in the employment of young people.

Having now achieved the accreditation, Volunteer Midlothian is now eligible to use and display the Investors in Young People logo and plaque, and enjoy its benefits.

Commenting on the award, Anne Moodie, Director said, “We are delighted to receive the Investors in Young People accreditation. We greatly value our staff and volunteers and strive to make sure that everyone feels supported in their roles. Our young employees are a valuable asset to our organization as they bring new energy and ideas to the workplace.”



11 Feb 2015

Organisations who involve volunteers in Midlothian - An opportunity to recruit local volunteers.  Come along to promote your volunteering opportunities.  

Cost £10 per stall.  Stalls allocated on a first come first served basis

The event will run from 10am – 2pm.  Stall holders will be able to gain access for setting up from 9.30am.

Tea/coffee & biscuits will be available and soup/rolls/sandwiches will be on sale at lunch time for a minimal cost.


Click here for booking form


For further information contact Cheryl Prior on 0131 660 1216

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