VCB's Latest Newsletter


Issue 20


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.


Fancy a challenge?

As part of the Year of Young People, Volunteer Centre Borders wants all schools and youth clubs in the area to take part in its Challenge Project.


What has volunteering ever done for us?

Be inspired by some real-life stories from volunteers! We are always on the look-out for more!


Volunteer to eat, sleep and ride!

Volunteers are wanted to help with the daily maintenance required to run the yard and look after the various horses and ponies and work alongside groups of adults and children. A good sense of humour, love of animals, outdoors and people is required.


Pre-retirees are transforming Scots communities

Pre-retirees in Scotland are on a mission to revive their communities, revealing they want to use their skills and experience to kick-start their own, diverse range of clubs and activities.


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!


Volunteers needed for mental health research

Take part in research into what older adults think, and know, about mental health.


Need some volunteering tips?

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


Adult learners awards 2018


Nominations for the Scottish Borders Adult Learners Awards 2018 are now open. The awards recognise individuals or groups of adults who have inspired others by their learning achievements, often overcoming significant barriers in the process.


Build community capacity

Scottish Borders Council is looking for two part time workers to join an established community capacity building team. The posts will be 21 hours each - one based in Teviot & Liddesdale and one in Cheviot.