Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Invitation to Scotland’s biggest Volunteer Recruitment Fair
at St Paul’s and St George’s Church Hall on York Place,
Edinburgh EH1 3RH on Wednesday 24th September 2014
Free entry from 11am-7pm
The Fair will also feature: 
  • volunteering and employment specialists
  • a friendly café to relax and refresh in
  • access to hundreds of volunteering opportunities across the city
  • over 50 organisations looking for volunteers
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 – 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
Call Lara on 0131 225 0630
When members of the public were asked to sum-up their experience of the Volunteer Recruitment Fair in ONE word here’s what they said: “Informative, Relaxing, Enlightening, Revealing, Useful, Helpful, Informing, Busy, Good, Overwhelming, Interesting, Inspiring, Lively, Buzzing, Inspiring, Welcoming, Busy, Organised, Worthwhile, Encouraging, Excellent, Stimulating, Timely, Comprehensive, Opportunity, Enthusiatic, Friendly, Effective, Engaging, Insightful, Comprehensive, Fantastic, Great, Eye-opening, Brilliant, Wonderful, Uplifting, Expansive, Mind-expanding!”
Other visitors to the recruitment fair said:
“There is such a variety of organisations looking for volunteers! I was amazed. I had the chance to talk face to face with a number that had opportunities that I found very interesting and really looking forward to getting started. I don’t think I could have got this far so quickly in my search without the opportunity to have direct conversations with so many organisations”.
“It makes such a difference having human contact rather than trawling a website – I could really get a feel for what an organisation was about and make sure that they were the right ones for me. Really very helpful”.
 “I was astounded at the wide range in the city.”
“Very friendly people on stalls. Lots of info and well organised. Thank you!”
“Surprised to find exciting groups I’d never heard of almost on my doorstep.”
“Lots on offer, people friendly approachable and willing to answer questions.” 
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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
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