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Borders Railway Golden Tickets - Nominate Now!

Scottish Borders  Council have launched a Golden Ticket competition to give Borderers the chance to nominate a deserving person to travel on one of the very first Borders Railway journeys. Perhaps an outstanding volunteer, or someone who has helped and supported others? The Golden Ticket giveaway is open to all Borders residents to put forward an individual in their local community to ride on the new line on Saturday 5 September -  a day before the first paying customers will come on board.Golden Ticket recipients will travel on three special trains will leave Tweedbank, Galashiels and Stow, each carrying 160 passengers. Click here to find out how to nominate!

Welcome to Volunteer Centre Borders.

Established in 2005, our aims are to develop and promote volunteering for all, improve volunteering opportunities, remove barriers to participation and to monitor the success of volunteering for the Scottish Government. We work in partnership with many volunteer-involving organisations and projects, to promote good practice, recruit and place volunteers and to raise the awareness of the importance of volunteering. We are also active members of the Borders Third Sector Partnership along with The Bridge, Berwickshire Association for Voluntary Service and the Scottish Borders Social Enterprise Chamber. The Partnership provides a link between Scottish Government and Local Authority and represents the Third Sector on the Community Planning Partnership. The Partners aim to promote and support volunteering, social enterprise and the growing social economy, community development and third sector organisations.


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