Thursday 5 April 2018

Accies Give Back - Volunteers Needed

As part of Accies Give Back, we have two exciting volunteering opportunities lined up over the next few months. If you would like to get involved, please email Anne Tod as soon as possible.

April/May - Oaklands Community School

Oaklands School provides education for children and young people with complex, long term additional support needs. We are looking for volunteers to do some gardening work at the school so please get in touch if you are available during the last weekend in April or any weekend in May. Gardening experience is not necessary - just a willingness to get stuck in. We anticipate the required tidy up taking no more than one day.

June - Fresh Start

Fresh Start is an Edinburgh-based charity that helps people who have been homeless to get established in their new home.

They run 'Hit Squads' consisting of small teams of volunteers who work alongside the new tenant to decorate one or two rooms. Fresh Start will provide the paint and equipment.

They are looking for between three and five Hit Squad volunteers for either (or both):

  • Wednesday 13 June
  • Thursday 21 June

Again, if you are available on either date and woud like to help out, please let Anne know asap.

Many organisations allow their staff volunteering days where you can take a day or two off per year and are still paid, so it may be worth asking your employer about this if you would like to be part of Accies Give Back.


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