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Volunteers are the lifeblood of our communities

We aim to develop and promote volunteering for all, improve volunteering opportunities, remove barriers to participation, and 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.

Anyone can volunteer their talents, skills and experience and there is no ‘typical’ volunteer. Volunteers are the lifeblood of our communities. Local health support groups, sporting activities and events, arts and crafts classes – just some of the things made possible because of them.

While many people choose to volunteer after they have retired, it is also a great way for students to take a break from their studies or for younger people to gain experience. Short term voluntary opportunities also mean that you can give as much or as little time as you want.

Recently added opportunities

Borders Care VoiceTreasurer
Re-engageOlder people Activity Group Driver
Older People Activity Group Co-ordinator
Berwickshire Housing Association - Befriend ProjectVolunteer Befrienders
Greener PeeblesGreener Peebles Volunteers
Berwickshire Marine ReserveCoastal Environmental Action Programme volunteers
Guide DogsPuppy Raisers
Music at PaxtonChair of the Board of Trustees
Eildon Housing Association with Cyrenenans ( Older People Active Lives)Volunteer with OPAL (Peebles)
Volunteer with OPAL (Galashiels)
Volunteer with OPAL (Hawick)
Instinctively Wild CICVolunteer Assistant Forest School Leader
British Red CrossIndependent Living Service Volunteers
Spinal Injuries Scotland Peer Support Volunteers
Stable LifeYard Volunteers
General Maintenance Volunteers
Project Volunteers
Handy Person
Yetholm Community ShopYard Volunteers
General Maintenance Volunteers
Project Volunteers
Handy Person
Hawick Acorn Project Initiative (HAPI)Trainee Bike Technician
Roxburgh and Berwickshire Citizens Advice BureauTreasurer
Peebles & District Citizens Advice BureauFinance Director & Treasurer
Abundant BordersAbundant Borders Volunteers
Royal Osteoporosis Society (ROS) - Borders Osteoporosis CAMEO GroupCommunity Support Group Volunteer
Scottish Border Versus ArthritisVolunteer
Dynamic Community Fusion Borders Cognitive Advice and Support ServiceVolunteer Specialist Workshop Leader
Social Media Content Creator
Volunteer Event Co-Ordinator
Volunteer Driver
Volunteer Creative Support Group Leader
Volunteer Befriender
RNIDHearing Aid Support Volunteer
Outside the BoxBorders Buddies (Tweeddale) Borders Buddies (Hawick)
Borders Additional Needs GroupBranching In Group Volunteers
PND BordersCrèche worker
Live BordersManagement Committee Volunteers - Abbey Row Community Centre, Kelso
Eyemouth Primary Playing Fields junior parkrunParkrun Volunteers
Food TrainVolunteer Shoppers Volunteer Helpers Volunteer Drivers
Chest Heart & Stroke ScotlandRetail Volunteers - Galashiels
Berwickshire SwapBerwickshire Swap Volunteers
The Trimontium TrustMuseum Volunteer
The Lavender TouchCharity Shop Volunteers
BAVSCharity Shop Assistant - Duns
Charity Shop Assistant - Eyemouth
Charity Shop Assistant - Coldstream

Please note this list is not extensive, for all available opportunities visit Volunteer Scotland or email our volunteering team for support.