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Find out more about our important work and help support us to bring the benefits of volunteering to more people

The difference we make and how you can help

For almost 50 years Volunteer Edinburgh has been supporting people and communities in Edinburgh. We connect people to volunteering, helping them make a difference both in their community and in their own life.

We believe that everyone has the right to offer their time to volunteer and we have specialist programs which enable people to participate who may otherwise be excluded through mental ill health, a history of offending or through economic disadvantage.

We also provide dedicated, specialist support to people wishing to use volunteering to improve their paid employment prospects and we had a long established relationship with NHS Lothian, providing specialist volunteering services to patients and the public at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital where in 2019/2020 we delivered 6,500 hours of volunteering.

At the start of the global pandemic Volunteer Edinburgh responded quickly, recruiting over 500 fantastic Community Taskforce Volunteers who have been supporting vulnerable people across the city throughout the past year. You can find out more about what we are doing and its impact below.

If you would like to support our work there are two options available. You can either donate via JustGiving or make a direct donation using a Credit or Debit card via Stripe. Further details of each are provided below.

Donate via JustGiving

Please click on the donate button below and you will be redirected to our JustGiving page where you can make your donation. To make your donation go further you can add Gift Aid.

Donate using a Credit or Debit Card via Stripe

Please click on the donate button below to open a secure Stripe form where you can make your donation. And make your donation go further by completing a Gift Aid Declaration.

If you would like to donate or support our work but you are experiencing issues please contact or call 0131 225 0630.