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Volunteers sought for Danderhall Lunch Club

Volunteers sought for Danderhall Lunch Club

13 Mar 2019

Danderhall Lunch Club are currently looking for new volunteers to get involved with their regular Monday afternoon group. Volunteers would help set-up, serve the lunches, chat with the older people who attend the group and help to run activities such as bingo. They are also keen to find a volunteer who would take over the overall running of the club, organising the transport, taking the register, taking payments and ordering lunches from the local primary school.

This is a much-needed group for isolated older people in the Danderhall area which is at risk of closure when the current Convener retires at the end of March.

To find out more & to register your interest please click here

Volunteers' Week Awards nominations now open!

01 Mar 2019

Volunteers’ Week is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK – and it takes place from the 1-7 June each year. We host an annual awards ceremony to acknowledge and celebrate the wide range of volunteering involvement in Midlothian. This event recognises the contribution of volunteers and rewards them for their dedication and commitment. Our 2019 Awards Ceremony will take place on Thursday 6 June at Newbattle Abbey College. 

Nominations for 2019 are now OPEN!

We invite you to nominate individuals or teams of volunteers. Please click HERE to find out more and to make your nomination. Deadline for nominations is Friday 29 March 2019.

Volunteer Midlothian & Midlothian Voluntary Action AGM

04 Feb 2019

Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 18th February commencing at 5.30pm at the Welfare Hall, 27 St Andrew’s Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1AR. This AGM will be a joint event with our partners at MVA. 

Refreshments will be served from 5.30 to 6.15pm, where there will be an opportunity to network before the meeting.

The short business session will be followed by a chance to meet our staff.

For more information and to confirm your attendance please call 0131 660 1216 or email

Volunteer in 2019!

07 Jan 2019

Are you thinking about trying something new in 2019? 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

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