Volunteer

There are hundreds of different ways to volunteer all over the city. No matter who you are, how much time you have to give or what your reasons for volunteering are, we can help. We have been helping people find voluntary work that's right for them for over 40 years.

We have a huge online database of volunteering opportunites or you can come in to our offices at 24 Torphichen Street, Edinburgh EH3 8JB to search through the opportunities and ask us any questions you have. Please note that the online database has our full list of volunteering opportunities, there aren't any extras if you come in! We can offer you advice in person though.

Need inspiration? Why not hear what others have to say in their volunteering stories

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Our monthly email bulletin lets you know about all the latest volunteering opportunities and keeps you up-to-date with news and events relating to volunteering in and around Edinburgh and has job ads for paid work in the voluntary sector. 

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Saltire Awards

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If you are aged between 12 and 25 and interested in volunteering then you can get recognition for your volunteering through the brand new Scottish Government endorsed Saltire Awards!

Mentoring Info Session

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Volunteer Centre Edinburgh is looking for local people who have experienced worklessness through unemployment or illness to be mentored by our team of trained volunteer mentors to gain the necessary skills and confidence to find paid work. Find out how at our info session on Tuesday January 21st, 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm at our office on Torphichen Street

VolunteerNet Information Session

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VolunteerNet is an exciting new way for you to give your time in a completely flexible way...it's volunteering that works around your availability. Find out all about it our information session on Thursday 9th January, 5.30-6.30pm at our offices on Torphichen Street. There will be cake.

Community Connecting

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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.

Youth Team Photo Diary 2012-13

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Our youth team have put together a photo diary showing what all our young volunteers aged 12-25 have done throughout the year.

Reflection On Winning A Volunteer Award 2012

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Andrew Guest reflects on what being awarded a Volunteer Award meant to him

Timebank

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The Timebank project allows people to volunteer and to receive credits they can cash in to get help from other volunteers

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh Win Committed To Excellence Award

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Volunteer Centre Edinburgh were very happy to received the Committed to Excellence Award from the Scottish Awards for Business Excellence

Inspiring Volunteer of the Year 2012

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This year's Inspiring Volunteer of the Year 2012 is Barbara Johnstone of Ravelrig Riding for the Disabled and we've made a video showing why she deserved this prestigious accolade.

Going from Good to Great

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Jenny MacKenzie, a community councillor in Leith Central talks with Jean Cuthbert how even the best committee can benefit from a helping hand.

Improving your employability

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If you've been out of work for a while you might be finding it difficult to find paid employment. Volunteering can help you get experience and build up 'soft skills' like team working, problem solving, communication and motivation that can help you move forward.

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