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Volunteer Centre Edinburgh is moving on 18 May 2015. Please click here to navigate to our Contact Us page or click on close to close this pop-up window.

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh is Moving!

From Monday 18th May, Volunteer Centre Edinburgh will be based at 222 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5EQ. As a result of this, there may be some disruption to our services from 5pm Thu 14th May - 9am Tue 19th May while we move our ICT infrastructure. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Our new office at 222 Leith Walk will not have public service facilities for several weeks after the move, so our drop-in service will be operating as usual from the McDonald Road Library, 2-4 McDonald Road, Edinburgh, EH7 4LU until our ground floor reception area is completed.

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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

Supported Volunteering on the other side of the World

We are delighted to share this article from Claire van Loon Sim, the Supported Volunteering Coordinator in “Volunteering Otago” – the local volunteer centre in Edinburgh’s twin city of Dunedin in New Zealand. Clare describes how VCE’s work with volunteers who have mental health problems has been replicated and developed on the other side of the world!

Community Connecting: End Loneliness

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TP8TOwDGXj0

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.

Nepal Earthquake Appeal

On 25th April 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck about 50 miles northwest of the city of Kathmandu, capital of Nepal. This is the worst earthquake to hit this area in 80 years. Thousands of people have died, with the death toll expected to increase. 6.6 million people (40% of the population) have been affected.

The Time Bank Temptations

We are delighted that our North Edinburgh Time Bank community choir (the “Time Bank Temptations”) has been shortlisted for a Voluntary Arts “Epic Award”. A massive well done to Julie and the choir members - it is a great achievement – and a very big thank you to our friends and colleagues at North Edinburgh Arts Centre for their encouragement and support. Epic Awards are decided by public vote – so please vote for us, and circulate among your networks, friends and families! We are the only Edinburgh organisation who have been shortlisted.

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