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Come to our recruitment fair on 26th Feb in Dalkeith!

Come to our recruitment fair on 26th Feb in Dalkeith!

13 Feb 2020

We are excited to be hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Fair on Wednesday 26th February 2020, from 1-6 p.m. at St John's and King's Park Church in Dalkeith. The event will give local folk the opportunity to find out more about volunteering and the types of volunteer roles that are available at the moment in Midlothian. Did you know we have over 140 roles listed here on our website currently? You can learn more about what local organisations are looking for, and what they can offer you in return if you do decide to get involved and volunteer your time. We have been advertising widely to local organisations and there will be plenty of friendly faces there to chat to about roles in the care sector, retail, gardening, youth work, childcare, befriending and more. There will also be free tea and cake, so come in and say hi! If you work for a local organisation, we still have a couple of spaces left for stall holders. Get in touch with Joy if you want to book a stall or call us on 0131 660 1216 if you need any further information or assistance. See you there! 

Glencorse Centre looking for cafe volunteers

16 Jan 2020

The lovely team at Glencorse Centre are looking for cafe volunteers. The centre is very near to the main Penicuik bus route and not difficult to get to. This is an excellent cafe catering for all members of the local community, and the opportunity would be ideal if you're looking to improve your kitchen skills/experience in a friendly, supportive environment. The café is normally open from 10am-2pm Monday-Friday. The simple menu includes fresh coffee and other drinks, homebaking, soups, sandwiches, toasties and paninis which are prepared on-site. A full induction and training of volunteers will be provided including food handling certification. If you're interested contact Kate Williamson on 01968 670 264 or by emailing 

Home Link Family Support - training for new volunteers in February 2020

09 Jan 2020

Have you ever considered volunteering alongside children and families in Midlothian? If so, now could be the time to take the next step because Home Link Family Support are looking for volunteers. Home Link volunteers visit a family regularly each week to play and read, get out to the park, listen to parents and give them more confidence - and generally to make life more fun!

No experience is necessary, you just need to be over 18, open minded and kindhearted. You will be supported all the way by a coordinator and your expenses will be paid. As part of the induction process new and prospective volunteers will be able to attend a free training course in February 2020. This will give you all the skills to become a really effective volunteer supporting local families with young children.Home Link also offer lots of further optional training in early literacy, Play@Home, first aid, mental health and more. It’s a fantastic experience for a future career.

For further information, contact Jane Ellis on 0131 661 0890 or email:

Christmas opening hours

20 Dec 2019

Volunteer Midlothian is now closed for the holidays and will re-open on Monday 6th January 2020 at 9 a.m. May we also take this opportunity to say a huge thanks to all our volunteers and partner organisations, and to wish everyone a healthy happy Christmas and New Year. See you in 2020!

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