VCB's Latest Newsletter


Issue 17


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.


Remember, remember the FIRST of November

..when a special declaration of LOV will be made...


Groups offered chance to be YouTube stars

Volunteer-involving groups in the Scottish Borders are being invited to advertise their opportunities on Volunteer Centre Borders' new YouTube channel.


Diverse activities

As part of the first ever Scottish Borders Diversity Week - launched in Hawick - Borders Volunteers' Diversity Day took place on October 17.

Also to mark the week, Volunteer Centre Borders has put together a volunteering resource that promotes the importance of volunteering and celebrates language diversity in our local communities. Find out more here


Latest Volunteering News

In the news this month:

  • Make three days volunteering leave compulsory
  • Five ways volunteering can make your small business grow
  • Volunteering can help with mental health problems

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!


Volunteering ups and downs

The Scottish Household Survey provides the best snapshot of the health of volunteering across Scotland.


Knitting together nicely

Read Nigel Sargent's blog on what happened when the 'Stormers' met the 'Shedders'.


Get involved and shape health services

NHS Borders believes that patients and the public have the right to have a say in how health services are best delivered in the Borders.  


Time for Better Buses

Citizens Advice Scotland has launched a national survey to find out peoples' views on the quality and reliability of Scotland's bus services.

Digital skills training

Are you 50+, help run a creative group and keen to boost your digital skills?

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