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


Volunteers wanted

(adapted from an email from Child Bereavement UK)

You may be aware of a series of 80’s retro festivals that take place across the UK each summer; in support of Child Bereavement UK. Last year the partnership with Let’s Rock raised over £60,000 for CBUK but they couldn’t do this without the support of volunteers - they need 40 per event.

This year CBUK is in Edinburgh for the first time and so is trying to recruit volunteers for this event. Volunteers will be required to work a minimum of a 4-hour shift, selling wristbands and raffle tickets. As a bonus, before/after the shift, all volunteers get to enjoy the festival for FREE!

Linda Bliss
Regional Fundraising Assistant
Child Bereavement UK
Clare Charity Centre, Wycombe Road
Saunderton, Buckinghamshire, HP14 4BF
Tel: 01494 569 048
National Helpline: 0800 02 888 40  

Edinburgh’s Annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair

(copied from a post on Tower Wharf Residents' association website)

You are all invited to Edinburgh’s Annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair onWednesday 7th October 2015 at St Paul’s and St George’s Church Hall, on York Place between 11am and 7pm.

This is a fantastic opportunity to meet some of Edinburgh’s Volunteer involving Organisations, and for your staff, clients, and Edinburgh’s people to learn more about volunteering opportunities across the City.

Please help us to promote the Volunteer Recruitment Fair by sharing details of it in your newsletters, website and social networks, or by displaying a poster.

If you are on Twitter please use the hashtag:  #edvolfair15

Last year the fair helped around 1,000 people in their search for volunteering opportunities to make connections with the organisations that needed them.

There are many benefits to volunteering: it’s a great way to use and develop skills, try something new, make new friends, boost your confidence and general wellbeing, gain valuable experience, and of course, make a real difference!

The Fair will also feature volunteering and employment specialists, Volunteer advisors, a friendly café run by Bespoke Organic Events and of course access to hundreds of volunteering opportunities across the city.

For more information visit:

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