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Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Volunteer Recruitment Fair

17 Apr 2017

We are hosting our next Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Thursday 20th April at St John's & Kings Park Church, Dalkeith (opposite Morrisons Supermarket) from 2 - 7pm. Come along to meet different organisations and find out about the local volunteering opportunities they have available. For more information and a full list of organisations attending click here

Train to be a Volunteer Befriender with Home Link Family Support

10 Apr 2017

We need volunteers to visit families at home to support them with their small children.  You will be making a big difference and gaining lots of new skills for a future career. We provide 4 days free training, lots of personal support for you and reimburse any expenses. You don’t need any experience or to be a parent. You just need to be over 18 and able to offer the sort of cheerful non-judgemental support that will increase a family’s confidence. You will visit the family once a week for 2 hours for about a year.  Volunteers do lots of different things but it usually involves reading and playing with the children; listening to parents’ worries; helping everyone to get outside for fun and fresh air.

Training Dates:

Saturday 22nd, 29th April, 9th and 13th May 2017

Wednesday 30th August, 6th, 13th, 20th September 2017

For more information contact Jane Ellis on 0131 661 0890 or email Jane to find out more. Or go to the website


Midlothian Fundraising Group for Macmillan

03 Apr 2017

Midlothian… We need YOU!

Macmillan Cancer Support have an exciting opportunity to create a brand new Fundraising Group in Midlothian to raise vital funds and awareness so that we can support more people affected by cancer when they need us most!

There is no pressure, and you can give as much or as little time as you like!  Fundraising is a great opportunity to be social and have fun, while making a great difference to people affected by cancer. Join our new Group, and invite your friends to find out more information!  We would love to see you there!

For more information please contact Pauline Macmillan – Regional Fundraising Manager on 07834 191 246 or email at

Midlothian Growing Together has been shortlisted for Tesco Bags of Help

03 Feb 2017

Volunteer Midlothian’s Midlothian Growing Together project has been shortlisted in the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme.

We need your help to vote for Midlothian Growing Together at your local Tesco!

Although open to all, Midlothian Growing Together particularly targets young people and adults with support needs to become volunteers; helping them gain confidence, skills and experience through developing the Community Garden in Dalkeith Country Park and allotment at Vogrie. The project serves as an example of sustainable gardening practises; using organic methods, recycled materials, compost from sustainable sources etc. 

We will host Gardening workshops and Open Events in the Community Garden, ensuring the whole community can engage in, and benefit from the project. 

To win the top prize in store we need your vote!  Please ask for a token with any purchase you make in the Tesco stores displayed on the link below and vote for Volunteer Midlothian; Midlothian Growing Together. Click here for more details on the locations. 

Thank you for your support!

Tesco teamed up with Groundwork to launch its Bags of Help initiative across England and Wales. The scheme sees three community groups and projects in each of around 200 Tesco regions awarded grants of £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 – all raised from the 5p bag charge. Greenspace Scotland is working with Groundwork to support Scottish communities. 

Bags of Help offers community groups and projects across the UK a share of revenue generated from the 5p charge levied on single-use carrier bags. The public will now vote in store from 1 to 25 February on who should receive the £5,000, £2,000 and £1,000 awards. For more information go to

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