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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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Influencing Decision-Making (UK Parliament Outreach Sessions)

The UK Parliament offers interactive, tailored outreach sessions on how to influence decision-making for community groups in Scotland.

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Celebrate the Covid Heroes

Celebrate the Covid Heroes but also consider those who have contributed over years and years, for whom volunteering has been a lifeline which has been denied them over the past year and may well be for the foreseeable future.

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Volunteer Management for Social Enterprise

Whether you are new to volunteer management and social enterprise or have been in the sector for a while, this enjoyable and interactive course will help you develop your volunteering management skills and knowledge, while sharing your experiences with and learning from others in the sector.

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Volunteers supporting NHS patients

In an article by Healthcare Improvement Scotland, one of our volunteers shares her experiences of supporting patients before, during and after lockdown.

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Mental health benefits for young people: reflecting on WAVE

Barbara Gillies reflects on almost 20 years of working with Volunteer Edinburgh to deliver the innovative WAVE course (Ways to a Volunteering Experience).

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