Volunteer Recruitment Fair is on Wednesday, 21st September 2016!

Scotland’s leading Volunteer Recruitment Fair is on Wednesday, 21st September 2016!

Volunteer Edinburgh, as well as 50+ voluntary organisations, will join together on Wednesday, 21st September 2016 between 11.00am and 7.00pm at St Paul’s and St Georges 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.

For more about the Volunteer Recruitment Fair, visit the Volunteer Edinburgh website: http://www.volunteeredinburgh.org.uk
Twitter: @VolunteerEdi
Facebook: VolunteerEdinburgh

You may also want to have a look at the photos from last year’s Volunteer Recruitment Fair here.
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Media contact:
Paul J Wilson, Chief Officer of Volunteer Edinburgh
Telephone: 0131 225 6030
Email: Paul.Wilson@volunteeredinburgh.org.uk

Interviews can be arranged and photographs supplied upon request.

EDITORS’ NOTES

1 – Volunteer Edinburgh (VE)

Volunteer Edinburgh exists to inspire more people to volunteer to enhance their lives, the lives of others and build resilient communities.

See: http://www.volunteeredinburgh.org.uk/about/mission

Volunteer Edinburgh has been promoting and developing volunteering in Edinburgh for over 30 years. VE provides a range of services to members of the public, community groups, and voluntary and statutory organisations that involve volunteers in their work.

There are currently around 800 volunteering opportunities across the City of Edinburgh advertised on the Volunteer Edinburgh’s database with over 600 different organisations. Individuals can access volunteering opportunities via our online database or by visiting our building on Leith Walk

2 – Volunteer Recruitment

The 2015 fair saw almost 800 people attending with over 50 organisations holding stalls.

For more information and a list of this year’s stallholders visit: http://www.volunteeredinburgh.org.uk/volunteer/Blog_Article_Depository/Recruitment_Fair_2016

Check out our Photo Album from last year.

3 – Quotes

Here’s what visitors and stallholders to previous recruitment fairs have said:

“The event was very well run and it has been worthwhile to meet other organisations and network” (Challenges Worldwide)

“Excellent day. Staff very helpful. Far busier than expected. Bringing more staff next time” (SFAAD)

“Really well run event. Surpassed our expectations! Everything was absolutely brilliant!”

“A very successful day. Recruiting 116 volunteers, and many more away with details” British Heart Foundation

“Great to have so many organisations in one spot.”

“A nice mix of organisations and informative representatives.”

Volunteer Fair promotional posters and flyers here:

PDF Poster (for printing): http://www.volunteeredinburgh.org.uk/volunteer/Blog_Article_Depository/volunteer_recruitment_fair_2016_poster.pdf
PDF Flyer: http://www.volunteeredinburgh.org.uk/volunteer/Blog_Article_Depository/volunteer_recruitment_fair_2016_flyer.pdf

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/946938098756251/

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