Kiltwalk looking for Leith volunteers

The Edinburgh Kiltwalk is on the 16th of September 2018.

The Kiltwalk is a unique charity that enables walkers to raise money for any Scottish charity of their choice. By staging events that bring together thousands of walkers who fundraise for their chosen charity or cause, they support those in need of a helping hand After two successful Kiltwalks in Glasgow, Aberdeen and Dundee which has hosted over 15,000 walkers, the Kiltwalk are excited to come to Edinburgh for the final event of 2018!

The Kiltwalk would love to involve the local communities they pass through on the walk. Part of the route goes through Leith and a pit stop is located in Victoria Park!

Kilties are needed to give their support at the event, keep walkers spirits up and create the most enjoyable day possible. All of the work you do, the time you give and effort you put in to makes the events what they are and is always recognised by staff and walkers alike.

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Volunteers wanted

(adapted from an email from Child Bereavement UK)

You may be aware of a series of 80’s retro festivals that take place across the UK each summer; in support of Child Bereavement UK. Last year the partnership with Let’s Rock raised over £60,000 for CBUK but they couldn’t do this without the support of volunteers – they need 40 per event.

This year CBUK is in Edinburgh for the first time and so is trying to recruit volunteers for this event. Volunteers will be required to work a minimum of a 4-hour shift, selling wristbands and raffle tickets. As a bonus, before/after the shift, all volunteers get to enjoy the festival for FREE!

Linda Bliss
Regional Fundraising Assistant
Child Bereavement UK
Clare Charity Centre, Wycombe Road
Saunderton, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4BF
Tel: 01494 569 048
National Helpline: 0800 02 888 40  

Edinburgh Local

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh University)

The University of Edinburgh is offering some public services and activities to local communities and organisations in the Edinburgh region, via a new initiative called Edinburgh Local. This involves:

  • A community grants fund which local organisations and projects can apply for up to £5,000.
  • Free events and activities on a huge range of topics that are usually free and open to the public
  • Volunteering and support for communities, including helping in local schools/workshops for kids and other things.

Sign up for their newsletter at to find out about their events and services to support communities. Or contact them via

0131 650 4063 | 07905118047 |

University of Edinburgh | Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability | 9 Hope Park Square, Meadow Lane, EH8 9NP

Volunteer Recruitment Fair: Wednesday 20 September

(adapted from a communication from Volunteer Edinburgh, forwarded by Edinburgh Council)

Volunteer Edinburgh will welcome more than 50 organisations to Scotland’s largest volunteer recruitment fair on Wednesday, 20 September 2017 between 11.00am and 7.00pm at St Paul’s and St Georges Church on York Place.

The Fair will showcase the wide range of ways that people can get involved in volunteering with organisations big and small, local and national, who serve a diverse range of communities and causes all coming together with one common aim – to attract new volunteers.

Entry is free to the public, and more than a thousand potential volunteers are expected to visit and experience the diverse range of ways they can become involved. Continue reading

Leith Neighbourhood Partnership News: Winter 2016

(adapted from an email from Leith Neighbourhood Partnership)

Alcohol in Leith

In 2014, local people said that alcohol was a factor in some of the issues which needed to be prioritised.  Those views are supported by statistical information which tells us that alcohol impacts on the Leith Neighbourhood Partnership area in a number of ways.

The City of Edinburgh’s Licensing Board regularly produce a statement on how they will carry out licensing in the city and the Partnership is asked to say how it would like this done in Leith.  The Partnership would like to be sure that what it says is the correct view of local people.  So it would like to know more about local people’s experience and views on alcohol. Continue reading

Volunteer Edinburgh unveils new HQ building on Leith Walk

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

New premises to be opened by Edinburgh Lord Provost

The new headquarters for Volunteer Edinburgh will be officially opened by Edinburgh’s Lord Provost, Donald Wilson, with a ribbon-cutting to take place outside the building at 222 Leith Walk at 12.30pm on Tuesday 17 November 2015.

What Edinburgh’s Lord Provost will cut a ribbon to officially open the new headquarters building for Volunteer Edinburgh.
When 12.30pm on Tuesday 17 November 2015
Where 222 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5EQ

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