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Volunteer in 2018!

Volunteer in 2018!

08 Jan 2018

Are you thinking about trying something new in 2018? 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

Season's Greetings from Volunteer Midlothian!

21 Dec 2017

Merry Christmas & Best Wishes for 2018 from all at Volunteer Midlothian!

We will close at lunchtime on Friday 22nd December and re-open on Monday 8th January. Thank you to everyone who has worked with us in 2017 and we look forward to working with you all again in 2018.

Launch of our new Volunteer Handbook!

13 Dec 2017

We are delighted to finally launch our new Volunteer Handbook which is a user-friendly guide for all of our Volunteer Midlothian volunteers. As well as supporting local people to volunteer in their communities, we also involve volunteers in our own work. We deliver a number of projects and services and involve over 100 of our own volunteers. 

As part of working towards EFQM, Investing in Volunteers and the Volunteer Friendly Award this year, we decided to review our existing Volunteer Handbook. We decided to make it much more user-friendly including plenty of photographs, quotes and case studies. 

We are looking forward to distributing the new Handbooks to our volunteers over the coming weeks. If any organisations are interested in seeing a copy we would be happy to share it with you. Contact Natalie for more information. 

Farewell to our Director

24 Nov 2017

This week Volunteer Midlothian bids farewell to our Director, Anne Moodie. Anne has been with the organisation for over 10 years and began as Project Coordinator for our Sidekicks IT project. Anne became Director of the Organisation in April 2010 and has provided direction and leadership with the support of the Board of Management. During this time she has witnessed a growth in volunteering and supported volunteering across Midlothian, as well as the growth of our Transform and Connect projects. She has provided a guiding hand in the many changes the organisation has undergone, including office moves, restructuring and ongoing funding challenges. We would like to wish her all the best for her future endeavours.

Anne has been replaced for the interim period by Roisin Fitzsimons; Roisin has been with the organisation for 5 years, latterly as Head of Services for our Connect projects. 

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