Issue 25


The latest volunteering opportunities and news from the Scottish Borders and beyond

Volunteer Centre Borders is the first point of contact for volunteering advice, information and support in the Scottish Borders. We work with a range of partners to ensure volunteering is recognised as being integral to the area's community planning and development.


Reaching out

Read about Volunteer Centre Borders' recent event to celebrate the importance of volunteering in bringing different cultures together.

Praised in Parliament

The event, and VCB's wider work with local Syrian refugees, was praised by South of Scotland MSP Michelle Ballantyne during a debate in the Scottish Parliament.


More needs to be done to measure impact of volunteering

A new report has found only half of volunteer-involving organisations measure the impact of their volunteering.


Youth Ambassadors Congratulated by MSPs

A motion in the Scottish Parliament has praised VCB's Youth Ambassadors for raising awareness of the benefits of volunteering and increasing participation rates.


Still haven't found what you are looking for?

We have made it even easier for you to search for that perfect volunteering role.


Volunteer opportunities

Don't know what you are looking for - let us inspire you or...

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Alternative approaches for Volunteers Week 2019

Three alternative approaches to Volunteers’ Week, flexible will mean even the time-poor can enrich charities and why charities should diversify their volunteering opportunities….just some of the latest volunteering-related news.


Borders Boccia Club needs volunteers

Boccia is played by competitors who have a physical disability that requires the use of a wheelchair.


Volunteers Week Case Studies

Read some inspirational stories about volunteers who accepted a 'challenge'.


How to achieve volunteering for all

VCB Executive Officer, Gordon Brown, gives his thoughts on what 'Volunteering for All' really means.