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Welcome to our Volunteering News page. Here you can find recently published news items we have carried on our front page . 

YouthBorders is seeking new volunteer Trustees

If you are interested in helping to improve opportunities for children and young people and becoming involved in a wide ranging and innovative Scottish Borders charity, please get in touch. 

Just Cycle Ltd need a Volunteer Bicycle Mechanic

They urgently need a volunteer with the skills and time, perhaps a bike mechanic, to assist the other volunteers who are learning about bike maintenance and refurbishment.

home basicsHome Basics urgently need a volunteer to help out in their warehouse at Walkerburn.Tasks include moving and handling furniture and travelling out in the van to assist with deliveries and uplifts. Please contact Volunteer Centre Borders on 0845 602 3921, email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  for further information.

 Another PVG workshop planned for November, in Duns!

Nevin urges Borderers to 'show off their assets'

FORMER Scottish international footballer Pat Nevin is suggesting people in the Scottish Borders 'show off their assets' as part of a new initiative to grow the number of volunteers in the area.

To mark the recent Volunteers' Week, Pat who lives in Duns, teamed up with Volunteer Centre Borders (VCB) to launch their new campaign - 'Show Off Your Assets'.

Volunteer Community Researchers Wanted

Are you over 50? Are you interested in a new challenge?

Join our team to find out what people in your community think makes a good life in later years.

Wilton Lodge Park need Event Volunteers

Wilton Lodge Park in Hawick hosts a varied and exciting events programme throughout the year. With activities from nature walks to live entertainment there are many opportunities for volunteers to contribute existing skills and develop new ones. 

 We have some volunteer opportunities available here at Volunteer Centre Borders. Click below for more information

BeFriend Project looking for Volunteers 

Berwickshire Housing Association's BeFriend Project is looking for volunteers to offer companionship to older people in Berwickshire.

Latest Volunteer Opportunities!

Dippers looking for a new Treasurer

The Borders Disabled Swimming Group (the Dippers) urgently needs a new Voluntary Treasurer as the current Treasurer is resigning in July.

 Connect Berwickshire are looking for a Volunteer Fundraiser/Event Co-ordinator

The volunteer would lead a small team of fund raisers (creating your own from existing volunteers and/or recruiting additional Volunteers) to organise fundraising events which can be anything from bag packs to quizzes, sponsored silences to sponsored walks.

Support Volunteers needed in Hawick for Shaw Trust & SAMH

Shaw Trust is one of the UK's leading charities helping people into work. Our partner in the Borders is SAMH, Scotland's leading mental health charity who run a programme aimed at supporting people with disabilities who want to work.

Gunsgreen House in Eyemouth need Volunteer Guides.

Volunteer Guiding at Gunsgreen is an  opportunity to engage with the general public and share with them the history of Gunsgreen House and  its many occupants over the years. 

 Inspire Awards - Inspirational young Borderers 'a credit to their communities' 

The fourth annual Scottish Borders Inspire Awards were held in Galashiels in March. The event is run by the Inspire Awards Group in partnership with Saltire Awards which is supported and partly funded by Volunteer Centre Borders & Scottish Borders Council. The Awards recognise young Borderers aged 12-25 for their exceptional achievements and successes as individuals and groups. Click on the title for more or here to go straight to the photographs of the event on SBC's Flickr Page