(adapted from a post on Tower Wharf Residents’ Association‘s website)
Scotland’s leading Volunteer Recruitment Fair is on Wednesday, 21st September 2016!
Volunteer Edinburgh and over 50 voluntary organisations will join together on Wednesday, 21st September 2016 between 11.00am and 7.00pm at St Paul’s and St George’s Church on York Place to host Scotland’s leading Volunteer Recruitment Fair.
Entry is free to the public, and we expect more than a thousand visitors to come along to find out about the widespread variety of volunteering opportunities available across Edinburgh with charities, social enterprises and the public sector.
This year, in addition representation form a wide-range of volunteer involving organisations, there will be free special learning zone workshops happening throughout the day.
When visitors need to sit down after taking in all this new information there’s a café serving delicious food and drink run by bespoke organic events (boe), an Edinburgh based social enterprise.
Volunteering helps people build new skills, get a taste of different working environments, create new friendships and boost individual confidence and wellbeing.
For those seeking a route into work, volunteering also adds skills to CVs as well as providing work experience and up-to-date references.
Making the choice to give your time and expertise to help others is a positive and meaningful commitment, with big rewards for the volunteer and the organisation or clients that the volunteer donates their time to. The Volunteer Recruitment Fair is the perfect way to match those who want to make the best use of their time with those who benefit from their input. It’s also an opportunity to publicise Edinburgh’s vibrant Third Sector community.
Paul J Wilson, Chief Officer of Volunteer Edinburgh
Telephone: 0131 225 6030
You may also want to have a look at the photos from last year’s Volunteer Recruitment Fair here.