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
www.childbereavementuk.org
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 www.ed.ac.uk/local/contact to find out about their events and services to support communities. Or contact them via

0131 650 4063 | 07905118047 | eppy.harries-pugh@ed.ac.uk

University of Edinburgh | Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability

www.ed.ac.uk/local | 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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Edinburgh’s Annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair

(copied from a post on Tower Wharf Residents’ association website)

You are all invited to Edinburgh’s Annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair onWednesday 7th October 2015 at St Paul’s and St George’s Church Hall, on York Place between 11am and 7pm.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet some of Edinburgh’s Volunteer involving Organisations, and for your staff, clients, and Edinburgh’s people to learn more about volunteering opportunities across the City.

Please help us to promote the Volunteer Recruitment Fair by sharing details of it in your newsletters, website and social networks, or by displaying a poster.

If you are on Twitter please use the hashtag:  #edvolfair15

Last year the fair helped around 1,000 people in their search for volunteering opportunities to make connections with the organisations that needed them.

There are many benefits to volunteering: it’s a great way to use and develop skills, try something new, make new friends, boost your confidence and general wellbeing, gain valuable experience, and of course, make a real difference!

The Fair will also feature volunteering and employment specialists, Volunteer advisors, a friendly café run by Bespoke Organic Events and of course access to hundreds of volunteering opportunities across the city.

For more information visit: http://www.volunteeredinburgh.org.uk/volunteer/Blog_Article_Depository/Recruitment_Fair_2015

If you are on Facebook, please invite your colleagues to attend our event by sharing this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/935568993153684/

Funding newsflash

(adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council)

There are two new sources of  grant funded from the carrier bag charge.

Edinburgh4community

For more targeted funding searches you can use edinburgh4community which enables you to  enter details about your groups and purpose of grant sought. There is also a short YouTube video showing how to do a search.

Meet the Funders Event on Thursday 23 April 2015
Central Library, George IV Bridge , Edinburgh
Free drop in between 1pm & 4pm

28 exhibitors have already booked in. Here’s the list.

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