VCB's Latest Newsletter


Issue 14


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.


Volunteer opportunities

Looking to volunteer? Come and browse some of our opportunities or...

...get in touchfor a chat!


Connect Borders

Volunteer Centre Borders held a 'Connect Borders' event as part of the nation-wide 'Connect Refugee Festival Scotland' programme delivered by the Scottish Refugee Council. 


Volunteer Centre Borders - Committed to Excellence

Volunteer Centre Borders has been awarded a European-wide recognised level of Excellence.


Our Volunteering Vision

Our vision for the Scottish Borders is for it to be an area that values and supports volunteering, recognising its contribution to personal and community development, encouraging everyone to participate and share in the benefits, and enhancing practice across sectors to ensure quality volunteering experiences accessible to all. 


Volunteer for food and friendship in Peebles

Volunteers are needed for a new project delivering hot food to people living in Peebles.


Using social media to achieve impact

VCB has put together this report outlining how we used social media platforms to deliver a volunteer recognition project during Volunteers’ Week Scotland with fantastic results!


VS Scottish Borders is Volunteer Friendly

Victim Support Scottish Borders has become the first of Victim Support Scotland’s regional offices to achieve a prestigious award recognising its support for its huge team of volunteers.

Learn more about being Volunteer Friendly here


Military charity looking to recruit

One of the oldest military charities in the world is looking for a secretary in the Scottish Borders.


Be a friend!

The Berwickshire Housing Association BeFriend Project enables volunteers to provide a service to people over-55 who are isolated or lonely.


When is involving volunteers NOT a good idea?

It is more effective to influence change by pointing out the flaws in an argument, not the strengths.

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