Important Service Notice:

Due to technical problems with a third-party service, our search facility may not be displaying all opportunities correctly.

For more information on our full range of opportunities please contact us here or call 0131 225 0630. You can also drop in to our office on 222 Leith Walk without the need for an appointment and browse our full collection of opportunities.

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh has Moved!

Exciting news! Volunteer Centre Edinburgh has moved to a lovely new home that we can call our own!

While our Main Office is now based on Leith Walk then it continues to be business as usual for our organisation which serves the whole of this wonderful city and always will!

There will naturally be some disruption to our usual services while we settle in so please bear with us, and in the meantime please call ahead on 0131 225 0630, email us at, or check our Contact Us page for the latest details if you can.

If you are looking for information and advice on volunteering then we have a temporary service available on the First Floor of our new premises. If you require wheelchair access then please call us on the number above and one of our friendly members of staff will assist you.

Update on Thursday afternoon Drop-in Information Sessions
From September 2015 the Health & Wellbeing Team have started to reintroduce their Thursday afternoon drop-in. However as a result of building work, there are still some access issues. So if you are intending to “drop-in”, it might be best to phone ahead to find out about the current situation:

Sarah Cleary at or call 0131 561 8307
Nick Woodhead at or call 0131 561 8304

Otherwise the following still applies:
If you are thinking about doing voluntary work but you are not sure how to go about it, then come along to our friendly information sessions at Volunteer Edinburgh.

  • Drop in any Thursday between 2.00pm and 4.00pm.
  • You don't need an appointment, just drop in.
  • You can even bring a friend or support worker along with you.
  • You will be able to talk to one of the Health & Wellbeing Team about what you are looking for and we can discuss how we can help.

Looking to Volunteer?

Search our database of volunteering opportunities in the 'Volunteer Now' box on the right of this page

You can also come in to the Volunteer Centre and speak to one of our volunteer advisors. Find out more

Do You Need Extra Support?

If you have never worked 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.

Please visit our Support to Volunteer pages 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 60,000 potential volunteers in the city of Edinburgh.

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

Latest News

Volunteer Recruitment Fair 2015

Come and be part of Scotland's biggest Volunteer Recruitment Fair! Wednesday 7 October 2015, 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.

Community Connecting: End Loneliness

Community Connecting is an innovative service that's being delivered across Edinburgh and directly helps isolated older people get involved in activities, in their local communities and take up hobbies both old and new. It has a huge positive impact on their quality of life.

VCE Board Elections 2015

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh is currently seeking nominations for people to join our Board of Trustees.

The Time Bank Temptations

The Timebank Temptations have won a Highly Commended award in the Local Connections section of the Scotland Sings Chorus Awards! Click here for more information.

Inspiring Volunteering Awards 2015

Edinburgh’s Volunteering Ambassador the Rt. Hon Donald Wilson - Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh will honour some of the dedicated volunteers who give their time, energy and commitment to the people of Edinburgh at a special awards ceremony taking place at the City Chambers this week.

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