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

Volunteer Flexibly

Choice. We all like to have it. Choice is important and so we want to make it easier for you to choose to help, to choose to give you time in a way that works for you. Looking after someone isn’t always easy. Being responsible for someone else 24/7 takes its toll. Isolation, loneliness and stress are all too common an experience for people who have a caring responsibility. Just getting the briefest of moments to yourself can feel impossible and choice doesn’t come into it. But imagine how easy it could be for you to give them that choice back? By just giving a small amount of your time, you could help someone else take back a little time for themselves; safe in the knowledge that the person they are caring for is enjoying time with you. By choosing to give a small amount of your time you can give someone else their freedom back...

Christmas Volunteering

Volunteering at Christmas doesn't just start in December.... why don't you think about volunteering now?

New Film: Volunteering Changes Lives

Over the past few months we have been working on a short film “Volunteering Changes Lives” which is now complete and available to view

LOOPS Helpline Launched!

We've launched a new dedicated phone line for people aged 65 and over living in North West and South East Edinburgh giving easy access to information on a huge range of activities available to them. Call on 0131 603 8311, lines will be open from 10am to 2pm Monday to Friday

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.

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