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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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Volunteering Matters Action Earth

Would a grant of £500 help your group improve your local green spaces? The Volunteering Matters Action Earth campaign launched its 2019 grant giving scheme in May. The campaign, which is funded by Scottish Natural Heritage, offers easy to access grants for environmental activities across Scotland.

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Your Views on Membership

What do you think about becoming a member of Volunteer Edinburgh? Did you know that we are a membership organisation? We would like your view.

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New Phoneline Service

Our new Phoneline service provides information, support and sign-posting to anyone in Edinburgh who wants access to support or get involved in activities. Call the Phoneline on 0131 603 8311.

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Investing in Volunteers

It’s official! We have just received word that the renewal of our Investing in Volunteers award has been successful. We’re delighted that our high standards of volunteer involvement have once again been recognised, and would like to thank all our staff and volunteers who helped by engaging with the process.

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Volunteering for All

Just released by the Scottish Government the Volunteering for All framework provides a really comprehensive view of volunteering today, both the good news and the challenges.

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