Message to Midlothian - why giving is not just for Christmas

The staff of Volunteer Midlothian
The staff of Volunteer Midlothian

As Christmas approaches, a Midlothian volunteer development agency is reminding people that the gift of “giving” can be offered all year round.

Based in Dalkeith, Volunteer Midlothian promotes volunteering opportunities and offers free advice, guidance and training on how to volunteer.

Development Officer Cheryl Prior is keen to stress how advantageous volunteering can be to a volunteer.

She said: “People volunteer for many reasons and quite often it is to get back into work. If you are unemployed it can give you something worthwhile to do with your time and can improve your CV. You also get training experience and a good reference.”

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