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Launch of Volunteering for All: National Framework

Launch of Volunteering for All: National Framework

10 May 2019

The Scottish Government have recently launched their new Volunteering Outcomes Framework ‘Volunteering for All’. 

The Framework aims to reduce barriers to volunteering for people from all sections of the community, regardless of their background.  It will support third, private and public sector organisations to promote the value of volunteering. And it will celebrate the contributions that have already been made and will encourage everyone who wants to volunteer to take part. 

The framework also aims to build more links with communities, seeking opportunities to share resources and expertise at a grassroots level.

For further information and to view the Framework please click here.

Easter Holidays

18 Apr 2019

Volunteer Midlothian will be closed on Good Friday (19th April) & Easter Monday (22nd April). We will re-open at 9am on Tuesday 23rd April as normal.

We wish you all a very Happy Easter!

We are recruiting!

04 Apr 2019

Volunteer Midlothian’s Transform project provides supported volunteering opportunities for young people aged 14-25, and has recently reached a milestone of having had 1000 young people volunteer with the project over its entire lifespan. We work alongside a number of key local partners to support young people, in particular those from a disadvantaged background, to improve their confidence, learn new skills, and to reach positive destinations. 

As Youth Support Coordinator you will have a flexible approach to your work, with great problem solving and organisation skills. You will use your effective communication and interpersonal skills to build positive working relationships with partner agencies within the local community.

A relevant Youth Work qualification or equivalent is essential, and experience and knowledge of working in a youth work, education and/or training context is essential.

This post is jointly funded by Midlothian Council and Children In Need, and is available until March 2022.

Click here to view the application pack.

The closing date for applications is Monday 29 April 9am, and the interviews will take place on Thursday 2 May.

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

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