Organise

If you use volunteers then we can help you to involve even more of them and to organise and manage them in the best way possible.

Because we are the main resource for people in Edinburgh who want to volunteer, the opportunities registered with us are accessed by thousands of potential volunteers each month via our website and in our city centre office. We also have local offices serving local communities in South, East, West and North Edinburgh ensuring that your volunteering opportunities will have the widest possible audience.
 
It’s simple and free to register your opportunities with us, so register now and don’t miss out on volunteers!  Register your opportunities
 

Want help with managing your volunteers?

We have a huge range of services to help you manage your volunteers. From easy to use Good Practice Guides and accredited volunteers management training courses to development opportunites for your board and hands on support to help you attain the Investing in Volunteers standard, we also run Continuing Professional Development sessions for volunteers managers. 
 
We are the local experts for all your volunteer management needs. 
 
We can even provide free support and advice on all aspects of volunteer management, including policy development and implementation, designing effective volunteer programmes and roles and best practice in volunteer involvement. We can work with you to develop volunteer programmes that are attractive to volunteers and effective for you.
 

Lord Provost's Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2014: Nominations Open!

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Exceptional volunteers in Edinburgh are recognised by the Lord Provost Donald Wilson at this awards ceremony. Nominations are now open!

Volunteering While On Benefits

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A range of measures to change the welfare benefits system in the UK are underway. In this page we address many of the frequently asked questions from both volunteers and organisations and provide links to other organisations who can provide advice and support.

Good Practice Guides

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We have designed a comprehensive range of easy to use, definitive Good Practice Guides to help you with volunteers management - from the simple to the complex. We also have a range of templates that you can use if you need resources for managing your volunteers.

Edinburgh's Volunteering Strategy

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Edinburgh’s new strategy for volunteering ‘Inspiring Edinburgh’s Volunteers – Building on Success 2012-2017’ is now live.

Tom Lea

Tom Lea

Case Study Commission Training and IiV – Tom Lea, Festival of Spirituality and Peace

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Annie Lawson

Annie Lawson

Case Study - Interview with Annie Lawson from DARF and CAP about CSVM

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