Call for members of the public to join new data panel

(Adapted from a post on the Scottish Community Councillors Development Network KnowledgeHub group)

Are you interested in how data can be used to improve lives, services and public policy? Or how Scotland can make the most of the data we already have and discover new and exciting things about society?

Administrative Data Research Scotland exists to ensure that data about life in Scotland (generated through the day-to-day work of public services such as the NHS, government departments and local authorities) is used effectively and responsibly, for the good of everyone.

They are looking for 8 – 12 people to join their panel and share views on the issues and ethics around the future of administrative data, research using it, and how evidence can inform public policy. It’s an important opportunity to shape the future of this work in Scotland.

Find out more and apply (before the 9 August 2019 deadline) at https://forms.gle/ZVxqmztwei8pvnt8A.

 

Leith Communities Centre – Trustee Vacancies

(adapted from an email from Leith Community Education Centre)

Can you spare a few hours each month of your time, knowledge, skills & enthusiasm to help us?

Would you like to learn new skills?

Leith Community Centre is managed by Leith Community Centre Association SCIO, which is a charitable body of volunteers, in partnership with Edinburgh Council.

We currently have vacancies for four new Trustees to join us. The role of a Trustee is to run the charity and assist in the running of the Community Centre.

No experience is needed as training & support will be provided.

Need some support to volunteer such as child care, travel assistance etc? We can work with you to help you fully participate.

Interested? Visit the Community Centre office, call us on 0131 554 4750 or email us on info@leithcommunitycentre.org.uk.

Royal Voluntary Service is looking for new volunteers

(adapted from an email from RVS)

The Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest providers of volunteers in Great Britain, all doing fantastic volunteering work. It aims to inspire, encourage and empower people to volunteer and share their skills and talents in order to alleviate loneliness and isolation in older people. Activities will be supported by funds raised by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

We are currently recruiting volunteers for a new Book Group in the Leith area.  The role will involve helping with the basic organisation of the group and recruiting and welcoming new members.  Full training will be provided.

Come and join us in making a big difference to the lives of isolated older people in your local community!

To find out more, email denise.young@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk or call 07787 272860

LHNCC February 2018 minutes

Minutes of the Leith Harbour and Newhaven Community Council meeting, held at Leith Community Centre on Tuesday 27 February 2018 at 7.00pm

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Volunteer Recruitment Fair – 21st September 2016

(adapted from a post on Tower Wharf Residents’ Association‘s website)

Scotland’s leading Volunteer Recruitment Fair is on Wednesday, 21st September 2016!

Volunteer Edinburgh and over 50 voluntary organisations will join together on Wednesday, 21st September 2016 between 11.00am and 7.00pm at St Paul’s and St George’s Church on York Place to host Scotland’s leading Volunteer Recruitment Fair. Continue reading