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Volunteer

Interested in volunteering?

Live Borders offers a range of volunteering opportunities in the addition to those highlighted below.

Our Board of Trustees are all volunteers contributing to the strategic direction and management of Live Borders; vacancies are advertised on our jobs page but please get in touch if you would like more information.

Our Community Centre Management Committees can always do with an extra pair of hands: to lead on management of the centre, support community groups and to deliver wider community benefits.

All our services rely on volunteers; we work with books, museum artefacts, children’s activities, arts, health and sport. If you can spare some time, please get in touch enquiries@liveborders.org.uk

Your Community Centre needs you!

Do you want to help shape and have a say in what activities take place in your local community centre – grassroots up?

Argus Community Centre, Selkirk

Argus Community Centre sits in the heart of Selkirk and is a hub of local activity for a diverse range of local groups. The committee of volunteers help run the centre and work alongside Live Borders. The committee needs volunteers to help the centre run.

Abbey Row Community Centre, Kelso

Abbey Row Community Centre sits in the heart of Kelso and is a hub of local activity for a diverse range of local groups. The committee of volunteers help run the centre and work alongside Live Borders.  The Treasurer is supported by a freelance administrator, also help is available through Live Borders staff. A contribution is available towards expenses through the committee.

We would love to hear from anyone wanting to find out more – please contact Community Centres Development Officer Kirsty.Taylor@liveborders1.org.uk or 01750 726400

Health

We are looking for volunteers to help lead and support our Health Conditions Classes. Live Borders offers various physical activity options for those affected by any long term condition. We are working in partnership with NHS Borders, Macmillan Cancer Support, the MS Society and Diabetes Scotland to deliver these classes and we need the support of volunteers to ensure they are able to run.

We are looking for volunteers to lead Gentle Movement classes, walks and to provide support to people in Health Conditions Exercise Classes.

What we’re looking for

  • Commitment
  • Reliability
  • Open and warm
  • Friendly manner
  • Full training
  • Regular support
  • Develop skills
  • Meet new people
  • Help others

What you can gain from this opportunity

For more information about any of these opportunities please call the Health Department on 01896 661166 ext 311 or email movemore@liveborders.org.uk

Active Schools

We are always looking to grow our extra-curricular programmes and to do this we need new volunteers to help us. Whether you can spare an hour or a few days, there is always something you can do. In particular, we are looking for support in running lunchtime and after school clubs – by offering a wide and varied programme, we hope to encourage as many pupils as possible to take part.

Full training and support would be given throughout your volunteering. An hour a week for six weeks, or assisting at a one-off festival, any contribution you could make would be greatly appreciated; we would make sure it worked for you, delivering only what you felt confident in delivering.

Volunteering can be an exciting, rewarding and enjoyable experience, which can offer opportunities to improve a whole range of social and interpersonal skills. If you are interested in helping inspire and develop the next generation, while building your own confidence and knowledge, please get in touch!

To find out more about volunteering in your area through Active Schools, please email Paul Scott – pscott@liveborders.org.uk.