Volunteering

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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

OrganisationOpportunities
Burnfoot Community FuturesDirectors
Oxfam (Hawick Charity Shop)Volunteer Sales Assistants
Volunteer Online Listing Assistant
Berwickshire Housing AssociationBoard Members
MS Society Scottish BordersGroup Co- ordinator and Co-ordinating Team Group Volunteers
Cardrona Village Association Event Helper
Cardrona Meet and Eat Volunteers
St. Ronan's Edible Garden Gardening Volunteers
Royal Voluntary Service (Scottish Borders) Learning Disability Social Centre Volunteer - Galashiels/Tweedbank
Royal Voluntary Service (Scottish Borders)Social Centre Volunteer - Hawick
Social Centre Volunteer - Duns
Social Centre Volunteer - Eyemouth
Social Centre Volunteer - Galashiels Senior
Social Centre Volunteer - Innerleithen
Social Centre Volunteer - Jedburgh
Social Centre Volunteer - Kelso
Social Centre Volunteer - St Boswells
Social Centre Volunteer - Peebles
Social Centre Volunteer - West Linton
Social Centre Volunteer - Selkirk
Royal Voluntary Service (Scottish Borders)
Driving Opportunities
Community Volunteer Drivers (Borders wide)
Patient Transport Volunteer Drivers
Social Centre Volunteer Drivers - St Boswells
Social Centre Volunteer Drivers - Hawick
Social Centre Volunteer Drivers - Duns
Social Centre Volunteer Drivers - Innerleithen
Social Centre Volunteer Drivers - Jedburgh
Social Centre Volunteer Drivers - Kelso
Social Centre Volunteer Drivers - Peebles
Social Centre Volunteer Drivers - Selkirk
Social Centre Volunteer Drivers - West Linton
Social Centre Volunteer Drivers - Eyemouth
Social Centre Volunteer Drivers - Galashiels


Chest Heart & Stroke ScotlandRetail Volunteers - Galashiels

Retail Volunteers - Hawick
The Glebe Community GardenCommunity Garden Volunteers
The Drill Hall, PeeblesOffice Space Volunteers
MS Society - Borders BranchGroup Co-ordinator and Co-ordinating Team Group Volunteers
Galashiels Rugby Football ClubEvent Volunteers
Borders Care VoiceTreasurer
A Heart for DunsBehind the Bar Volunteers
Cinema Group Volunteers
Front of House Volunteers
Poster/Leaflet Drop Volunteers
Refreshments/Sweets Volunteers
Girlguiding Scotland Youth Work Helpers and Team Leaders
Youth Work Teenage Helpers

Re-engageOlder people Activity Group Driver
Older People Activity Group Co-ordinator
Boys' Brigade (Hawick)Activity Helper
Berwickshire Housing Association - Befriend ProjectVolunteer Befrienders
Greener PeeblesGreener Peebles Volunteers
Thirlestane Castle Volunteer Guide
Volunteer Helper
Grounds Person/Gardener
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
Trustee
Driver
Yetholm Community ShopShop Assistant
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
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
ParentSpaceBefrienders
Food TrainVolunteer Shoppers Volunteer Helpers Volunteer Drivers
Berwickshire SwapBerwickshire Swap Volunteers
The Lavender TouchCharity Shop Volunteers

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