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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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Volunteers' Week 2022

During Volunteers’ Week, hundreds of events and celebrations will take place across the country, saying thank you to volunteers and recognising their invaluable and diverse contribution. We will be celebrating the amazing contribution that volunteers make at our annual Inspiring Volunteer Awards ceremony at the City Chambers.

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Are you committed to inclusive volunteering?

The Ian McInnes Award is awarded annually to an organisation that has gone the extra mile to improve equality and accessibility in their volunteering.

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Visitor to Volunteer Edinburgh

Humza Yousaf, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Care meets our volunteers.

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Nominations Open

It’s that time of year again! The Inspiring Volunteer Awards reflects the exceptional range of organisations and individuals working in the city's vibrant charity and non-profit sectors and nominations are now open.

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