VCB's Latest Newsletter


Issue 33


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.


New report to boost youth volunteering

A new report  has made 13 recommendations to encourage more young people across Scotland to volunteer and improve the experience of young people already volunteering.



Whether just starting out or have been managing volunteers for many years, VolunteerWiki gives you access to the knowledge that you need.


Social isolation and loneliness in rural Scotland

Experts from around Scotland recently discussed mental health issues distinctive to rural and remote areas in Scotland. 


Our outstanding volunteers...Ewan

A 25-year-old man from Hawick has been crowned Young Volunteer of the Year at the Citizens Advice Scotland conference in Cumbernauld.

...And Susie!

A Borders volunteer has been recognised for devoting more than half a century to working to improve access to horse-riding for disabled people.


Children and families consultation

Is planning for Children's Services fit for purpose?


Still haven't found 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 touch for a chat or to advertise your volunteering opportunity.


A wee lunch to discuss Big Lunch

Over 40,000 people in Scotland took part in The Big Lunch last year and those who did report feeling more connected, less lonely and more empowered to make positive change where they live as a result of doing so.


Suicide awareness training

The course is aimed at enabling people to spot the risk of suicide and provide immediate help to persons at risk.


Sheds praised in Parliament

Men's Sheds in the Borders were the focal point for a recent debate in the Scottish Parliament.

7 towns 1 river

Peebles Community Council is looking for volunteers to help 'Bin the Litter' around the River Tweed as part of a Borders-wide initiative.