VCB's Latest Newsletter


Issue 11


The latest volunteering news from the 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 health and prosperity.

Shedfest Impact Report

The first ever Borders Men's Shedfest was held on 30th March and was "great in bringing everyone together to celebrate the success of Borders Sheds and for shedders and others to exchange thoughts and ideas".

Award scheme for adults?

Should there be a Saltire Award-type scheme for adult volunteers? Have your say.


Loneliness - think differently

This Mental Health Awareness Week (8-14 May), people in the Borders who are lonely are being asked to consider volunteering as a way to improve their health and wellbeing.

Become a meal maker

Meal Makers brings together those who love to cook and share food, with a local older neighbour who would really appreciate receiving a freshly prepared meal and a friendly chat?
Shape 3rd Sector Infrastructure

Have a say on how the Third Sector Infrastructure can be shaped across Scotland and the Scottish Borders in particular.

Share your story

Volunteering is the Golden Thread running throughout society; share your Golden Stories and the best will win GOLD in Volunteers Week (1-7 June).

Volunteer opportunities

Looking for that perfect volunteering opportunity?


Philiphaugh playground

The pupils at Philiphaugh Community School are looking for volunteers to revitalise their playground.

Volunteer to read

Borders College has an opportunity to work with people with a learning support need and require a reader/scribe during assessment work.


Micro-wave volunteering

Can't commit to volunteering? Join the micro-wave that's more flexible.