Community groups in Borders offered chance to be YouTube stars

VOLUNTEER-INVOLVING groups in the Scottish Borders are being invited to advertise their opportunities on Volunteer Centre Borders’ new YouTube channel.

Organisations will be able to talk about their work and the possible roles volunteers could have with them. It is hoped that a more personal plea for volunteers will lead to more people in the area using their free time to both help themselves and the communities around them.

The channel – which can be found by typing Volunteer Centre Borders into YouTube’s search function – will also be used to highlight some of the projects VCB is involved in and will feature blogs and interviews. Two videos have already been uploaded to the site – highlights of the Loving our Volunteers Awards and a conversation with Abdul Nasan, VCB’s Refugee/Volunteer Liaison Officer.

VCB’s Executive Officer, Gordon Brown, said: “We are continually looking at ways to help organisations advertise their volunteering opportunities and this is a new approach which will hopefully attract new volunteers. We have a strong volunteering ethos in the Borders but there is always the need for more people to offer their time, knowledge and expertise.

“We hope our YouTube channel, alongside the more traditional ways of advertising opportunities, will highlight the many ways there are to get involved in communities. We will provide all the support necessary – just get in touch and you could be the next YouTube star!”

If you are looking to recruit volunteers and would like to feature on Volunteer Centre Borders’ YouTube channel, then please email g.brown@vcborders.org.uk or telephone 01896 741 041.

Linda