Transform: Supported Volunteering for Young People (15-24)

Delivered directly by Volunteer Midlothian, our Transform Project offers young people (15-24 years old) the opportunity to volunteer as part of a small group with full support and supervision from a Youth Support Coordinator.  Whether experiencing low confidence, additional support needs, mental health problems or just an uncertainty as to whether or not volunteering is for you, Transform aims to be inclusive. 

Volunteering activities take place for approximately 2 hours per week and young volunteers can be involved for up to 6 months.  With a wide range of volunteering activities available throughout the week, Transform aims to suit all.  Training is provided as necessary, therefore no prior skills or experience are needed, just a willingness to give it a go.

Transform Volunteering Activities

Activity Assistant

This opportunity focuses on the delivery of games, arts, crafts, and social activities for people in sheltered housing. It is a great way to help reduce the loneliness that is often felt by older people, whilst increasing your own confidence, developing social skills and generally having good fun.


Mondays, 6.15pm – 7.45pm


Fridays, 1pm – 2.30pm


Crystalmount Sheltered Housing, Dalkeith


Heinsberg House, Penicuik

Activity Buddy

Would you like to help us inspire and motivate young people to read more?  We want to provide a rich reading experience for primary aged pupils and help them develop their reading skills.  We also want to encourage lively and informal book chat.  We  will use a variety of mediums including puppets and crafts to help bring the characters of the books to life! Taking on this volunteer opportunity would be a good way to gain experience for a future career in childcare or teaching.


Wednesdays, 3.15pm – 4.45pm


Woodburn Primary School

Community Event Volunteer

This role is about planning, organising and hosting community events for our community garden in Dalkeith Country Park. Past events have included family treasure hunts together with a pop-up café. You will have the opportunity to learn about teamwork, promoting events and working with the public, by helping to host an Easter, Summer or Winter event in the garden.


Contact us for next dates


Volunteer Midlothian Office

Community Gardener

We need volunteers to help develop and maintain our community garden in Dalkeith Country Park. With weeding, mowing, fixing, mending, painting, planting and tending to be done, there’s a huge range of new skills to develop. You will also meet other young people when taking part in this opportunity; all whilst preserving and maintaining a beautiful green space.


Thursdays, 1pm – 3pm


Dalkeith Country Park Community Garden

For more information or to register your interest in volunteering with Transform, contact or call 0131 663 9471.