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Volunteer in 2019!

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

Season's Greetings from Volunteer Midlothian!

18 Dec 2018

Merry Christmas & Best Wishes for 2019 from all at Volunteer Midlothian!

We will close at lunchtime on Friday 21st December and re-open on Monday 7th January. Thank you to everyone who has worked with us in 2018 and we look forward to working with you all again in 2019.


Volunteering Opportunities over the festive period

30 Nov 2018
British Red Cross

The Red Cross are running their annual "Jingle & Mingle" sessions during December and January. The aim of these sessions is to bring together older people who may be socially isolated for some festive fun. They are looking for volunteers to help out with the following sessions:-

  • Wednesday 19th December at Loanhead Miners Club
  • Thursday 27th December at Woodburn Miners Club
  • Thursday 3rd January at Loanhead Miners Club 

To find out more please contact Audrey Hawthorn by email or telephone 0131 654 0340.

Health in Mind

Health in Mind are running a number of fundraising events over the festive period including carol singing, bag-packing and in-store collections.

For full details of all of their events please click here.

For further information and to get involved contact Samantha Myers by email  or telephone 0131 225 8508.

Newbattle Parish Church

Newbattle Parish Church are running their annual Christmas Dinner which everyone is welcome to attend. They are looking for volunteers to assist with this on Christmas Day. The service starts at 11am, meal is from 12.30-3pm. For more details please contact Erika Pryde by email

If you have any festive volunteering opportunities you would like us to promote, please contact Natalie

#MakeSomeonesDay this St Andrew's Day!

13 Nov 2018

This year the Scottish Government want you to mark St Andrew's Day by showing you care and #MakeSomeonesDay!

The people of Scotland have a world-renowned reputation for friendliness and inclusivity and to celebrate our national day this year, the Scottish Government are encouraging everyone to carry out a small act of kindness. If everyone does one small thing this St Andrew's Day, together we can make a huge difference.

Even a small act of kindness can have a massive impact on another person's life, so whether you're a local authority, business, community group or organisation this guide has all the information you need to get involved and inspire your supporters, staff and volunteers to come together and show that they care.

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