Issue 18


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.




Loving Our Volunteers 2018

Nominations are again being sought for those people in the Scottish Borders who devote their time and energy to making our communities so vibrant and healthy.


And check out our promotional trailer on YouTube




Language barrier to inclusivity

In his latest blog, VCB's Executive Officer, Gordon Brown, asks people to mind their language when it comes to engagement.




Be a Samaritan

The Borders Samaritans is holding two information events this month for potential volunteers.




Calls for volunteering to be embedded in schools

Volunteering can improve educational outcomes for young people and should be embedded in the curriculum.




Easier to find 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...


...get in touchfor a chat!




Time to shine

With 2018 being the Year of Young People, this role will help to promote, celebrate and empower our young people here in the Scottish Borders.




Need some volunteering tips?

Some of the best resources for volunteer management as well as some helpful 'top tips'.




kinder communities

Be kind!

Evidence consistently shows that positive relationships and kindness are at the heart of our wellbeing.




Inequality of power

Unequal distribution of power across the population is one of the fundamental causes of health inequalities.

Health needs of carers

An online survey to find out more about the health needs of carers in the Borders has been launched to tie in with Carers Rights Day on 24th November.



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