Changes at Volunteer Centre Borders

Outgoing Volunteer Centre Borders executive officer Susan Swan.
Outgoing Volunteer Centre Borders executive officer Susan Swan.

Volunteer Centre Borders has appointed Gordon Brown as its new executive officer to replace outgoing chief Susan Swan from Chirnside, and a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Berwickshire.

VCB, based in Galashiels, promotes and develops volunteering across the area and Gordon said: “Having worked in the voluntary sector for over a decade I am well aware of the vital role volunteers play, not only in community development but also in addressing social isolation and health inequalities.

“It is already clear the Borders has a vibrant third sector and I look forward to building on Susan’s work in ensuring volunteering is at its heart.”

“I am particularly keen to hear from people whose lives have benefited from volunteering, either as the donor or the recipient and also to work with a wide range of organisations both to increase the range of volunteering opportunities and the pool of those who would be willing to fill them.”