In addition to the Community Council and the Community Trust, there are plenty of other local organisations that offer opportunities for volunteering and community service.
Community Improvement and Events
- Innerleithen Civic Association
Organises regular community events, including the spectacular Christmas lights.
- St. Ronan's Border Games Committee
Organises all aspects of the St. Ronan's Games, including fundraisers, public outreach and games activities, as well as the sports events and the Cleikum Ceremonies.
- Innerleithen, Traquair and Walkerburn Rotary Club
Organises community improvement projects such as the installation of public benches and the maintenance of flower beds throughout town.
- Innerleithen PROBUS Club
Meeting regularly at the Union Club, PROBUS organises talks and presentations on a range of topics for retirees in Innerleithen and the surrounding area.
Emergency Rescue Services
- Tweed Valley Mountain Rescue Team
Occasionally seeks volunteers to join a team of trained mountaineers to rescue people who become lost or stranded in the mountains around the Tweed Valley.
Clean-Up and Maintenance Services
- Tweed Valley Trails Association (TVTA) Volunteers
The TVTA is responsible for maintaining the mountain biking trails around Innerleithen. Volunteers are needed to help clean up the trails and conduct occasional repairs.
- The Great Borders River Clean
An annual event that appeals for volunteers to remove rubbish from the River Tweed.
Gardening and Wildlife Activities
- The Edible Garden
A project to grow fruit and vegetables on the grounds of St. Ronan's Primary School. Outside term time, volunteers are needed to take care of the site and help members of the public to pick their own produce.
- St. Ronan's Wells Gardens
The gardens at St. Ronan's Wells require love and care. Volunteers are needed throughout the open season to help with upkeep and beautification of the site.
- Tweeddale Red Squirrel Network
Although we are lucky enough to have resident red squirrels in St. Ronan's Wood and the surrounding forests, they are an endangered species in the UK. Volunteers are needed to monitor red squirrel populations and maintain feeding facilities.
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