Welcome to Volunteer Centre Edinburgh.

If you want to give some of your time and volunteer then we are here to help.
Please read our information and advice on volunteering

Ready to find something? Then search our database of volunteering opportunities

If you are just thinking about whether volunteering is right for you then you can read other people's inspirational volunteering stories, watch videos about volunteering on our YouTube Channel or interact with other volunteers via social media on our Twitter or Facebook pages.

Want to stay up to date with volunteering in the city? Then sign up to our e-bulletin for volunteers

Do you need extra support?

If you have not experienced work or have a gap in your work history, low confidence or a previous erratic lifestyle such as problems with drugs or alcohol or a criminal history then we offer support, help and guidance to overcome these barriers

We encourage people and work on a one to one basis to negotiate a suitable volunteer placement. Volunteering will enhance skills to find employment and references, build networks and create a routine as a model for employment.

Learning needs, childcare, health and low morale can all be assisted by volunteering and there is often a chance to gain training.

Please visit our Health and Wellbeing Team's webpage for more information.

Does your organisation involve volunteers?

If your organisation involves volunteers, or you are thinking of doing so, then we have lots of resources which can help you.

Register your organisation and opportunities with us for free to reach 50,000 potential volunteers in the city of Edinburgh.

Learn about volunteers management with our Good Practice Guides or undertake training from our expert staff.

You can keep up to date on the latest in volunteers management by signing up for our popular e-bulletin for volunteer involving organisations and by following us on Twitter and Facebook.

Latest News

After the Referendum: People Power

In this blog article our CEO Harriet writes about the great sense of people power the independence referendum has given us.

Volunteer Recruitment Fair 2014

Come and be part of Scotland's biggest Volunteer Recruitment Fair! Wednesday 24th September 2014, 11am-7pm, St Paul's and St George's, York Place, Edinburgh. If you’re considering volunteering, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet face to face with over 50 organisations currently looking for volunteers, all under one roof. Last year our volunteer recruitment fair helped around 1000 people in their search for volunteering opportunities and make connections with the organisations that needed them. Make sure you’re one of them this year.

Becoming a Clydesider

In this blog article Tyler talks about her experience of being a volunteer at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Mentoring: Making a maximum impact

Becoming a mentor is hugely rewarding and makes a massive impact helping people get to their employment goals. We are now recruiting new volunteer mentors to join the team.

LOOPS: Help Older People

We are looking for volunteers to run a helpdesk and helpline for our new LOOPS project. LOOPs' aim is to provide information on activities for older people in Edinburgh. It is a preventative project to get isolated people involved in their communities and benefit from the social support they can provide.

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