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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Visit Scotland’s biggest Volunteer Recruitment Fair!

(Adapted from an email from Edinburgh Council. See also this post.)

Recruitment Fair Poster 2014

Charities, voluntary organisations and community groups are searching for volunteers, people like you! After more than a decade, the Annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair is firmly positioned as the capital city’s volunteering event of the year. It will showcase volunteering opportunities from across the city, putting potential volunteers in touch with hundreds of organisations.

If you’re considering volunteering, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet face to face with around fifty organisations currently looking for volunteers plus access hundreds of other volunteering opportunities, all under one roof.

Last year our volunteer recruitment fair helped around 1,000 people in their search for volunteering opportunities to make connections with the organisations that needed them. Make sure you’re one of them this year.

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

For more information visit www.volunteeredinburgh.org.uk or call Lara Celini on 0131 225 0630

 

The Fair will also feature:

  • over 50 organisations looking for volunteers that you can speak to directly
  • volunteering and employment specialists
  • a friendly café to relax and refresh in
  • access to hundreds of volunteering opportunities across the city
  • free employability workshops

Volunteer recruitment fayre

(Adapted from a post on Leith Links CC‘s blog)

Visit Scotland’s biggest Volunteer Recruitment Fair!

Date: Wednesday 24th September 2014

Times: 11am until 7pm
Venue: St Paul’s and St George’s Church (P&Gs), on York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RH (at the top of Broughton Street)
Cost: Free Entry 11am-7pm– no need to book – just turn-up!
Charities, voluntary organisations and community groups are searching for volunteers, people like you! After more than a decade, the Annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair is firmly positioned as the capital city’s volunteering event of the year.  It will showcase volunteering opportunities from across the city, putting potential volunteers in touch with hundreds of organisations.
If you’re considering volunteering, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet face to face with around fifty organisations currently looking for volunteers plus access hundreds of other volunteering opportunities, all under one roof.  
Last year our volunteer recruitment fair helped around 1,000 people in their search for volunteering opportunities to make connections with the organisations that needed them.  Make sure you’re one of them this year.
There are many benefits to volunteering, it’s a great way to use and develop your skills, try something new, make new friends and contacts, 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 * * café * * access to hundreds of volunteering opportunities across the city * * over 50 organisations looking for volunteers **
For more information visit: www.volunteeredinburgh.org.uk or call Lara on 0131 225 0630
Lara Celini
Core Services Manager
Direct dial: 0131 603 5163 (Lara’s usual days of work are Mondays-Thursdays)
Volunteer Centre Edinburgh
24 Torphichen Street (3rd Floor)
Edinburgh EH3 8JB
0131 225 0630

Edinburgh Mela (volunteers sought)

(adapted from Leith Links CC)

The Edinburgh Mela Festival 2014 is looking for volunteers…

 Friday 29th  August – Sunday 31st August

http://www.edinburgh-mela.co.uk/

A carnival atmosphere with a vibrant and exciting mix of dance, music, street art and theatre, The Edinburgh Mela Festival is a lively, colourful event for all the family.

We are looking for enthusiastic and friendly volunteers to join the Festival team, so if you are looking for a fun, summer experience then this is the opportunity for you…

We are looking for volunteers in the following areas:

Artist Liaison, Audience Services, Market Stalls, Kids and family area, Green Recycling Team and Marketing.

We provide:

  • A volunteer training session, which will give you a chance to meet your volunteer colleagues
  • Travel expenses to and from the Festival
  • A meal per shift plus refreshments from our hospitality area
  • 2 complimentary day tickets
  • A limited edition Mela t-shirt
  • You will be able to ask for a reference on successful completion of your volunteer post

You will be asked to attend a short, informal interview and training session.

To find out more, please contact Antonia Dickson on 07870621086 or email volunteer@edinburgh-mela.co.uk; alternatively write to The Edinburgh Mela, Unit 14, Abbeymount Techbase, 2 Easter Road, Edinburgh, EH7 5AN

 The deadline for all opportunities is Sunday 10th August 2014.