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Friday, 16 September 2016

Edinburgh’s Volunteer Recruitment Fair #edvolfair16 is on Wednesday, 21st September 2016

Volunteer Edinburgh, as well as sixty volunteer involving organisations, will join together on Wednesday, 21st September 2016 between 11.00am and 7.00pm at St Paul’s and St Georges Church Hall 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 huge variety of volunteering opportunities available across Edinburgh with charities, social enterprises, community groups and the public sector. 

This year, in addition to representation form a wide-range of volunteer involving organisations, there will be free learning zone workshops happening throughout the day, and for the first time a free app to enhance your experience.

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).

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 (you can also download programme from here)

Paul Wilson, CEO of Volunteer Edinburgh said “Volunteering is a simple enough word with a big impact.  It’s not just the difference that it makes to people’s lives and the city but the difference it can make to you.  It is proven to improve health and wellbeing and can make all the difference when looking for work or when starting out in Education.  You get the chance to do things that you never thought you would, make new friends, enjoy yourself and all the time knowing that what you are doing is genuinely changing the world. 

So if you are not sure what you can do, what you want to do or what you might enjoy then we are here to help”

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