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Want to volunteer and not sure where to start?

There are hundreds of different ways to volunteer in Edinburgh. No matter who you are, how much or how little time you have or why you want to volunteer, there is a role that is just right for you. We can help you find it. We have been helping all sorts of people in Edinburgh find volunteering for over 45 years.

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Want to register your organisation and start recruiting volunteers?

Any voluntary or public sector organisation can register with us. This allows you to advertise your volunteering opportunities with us for free.

We have a new online registration process making it easier than ever to advertise your volunteering opportunities.

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Learning and development opportunities

We offer a range of learning and development opportunities throughout the year.  This includes Core Skills in Volunteer Management (CSVM), Evolve (CPD for Volunteer Managers), Inspire (Peer Support), and our new Challenge Workshops covering a wide range of subjects relevant to working with volunteers. 

We hold regular What We Offer You sessions to help you get the best from us, and we provide bespoke training solutions tailored to your individual organisational needs.

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Visit our new
VolunteerWiki

This resource has been developed by Volunteer Edinburgh with support from partners, to give volunteer managers access to high quality, reliable and up to date information on managing volunteers.

Whether you are just starting out involving volunteers or you have been managing volunteers for many years, we aim to cover a wide range of volunteer management issues and give you access to the knowledge that you need.

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Let Us Know How We Are Doing

We are running two surveys to try and get a better idea of how we are doing. One is aimed at Volunteer Involving Organisations and one at Volunteers.

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Rentable Desk Space

Volunteer Edinburgh has six desks available for rent in our Leith Walk office.

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Blogging About the Festival

Here are a couple of lovely blog articles from the website for Festival City Volunteers funder Spirit of 2012.

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Queens Awards 2019

Edinburgh is a leading social and economic hub, with; 4,600 community organisations in the City, a third of residents regularly volunteering, 260 social enterprises, an overall social economy worth £3 billion, with a diverse range of 20,000 businesses, contributing £18 billion of Gross Value Added.

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Paul Edwards and his Guide Dog Roscoe

Lauren Roden of National Galleries of Scotland nominated their volunteer Paul Edwards and his guide dog Roscoe for an Inspiring Volunteer Award. Here is what Paul had to say.

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