Transform is an inclusive volunteering project that 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 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 Opportunities
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
In this role you will help to organise and deliver art and craft activities as well as board games for younger children. Taking on this volunteer opportunity would be a good way to gain experience for a future career in childcare or teaching. This role is also great for people wanting to explore their creative side.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0131 663 9471.