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volunteer recruitment fair

100s of volunteering opportunities under one roof #edvolfair18

2018 is the twentieth anniversary for Scotland’s largest volunteer recruitment fair.

At this event you can meet organisations looking for volunteers, or talk to volunteer advisors who can help you to search hundreds of volunteering opportunities throughout the city.

  • Who is this event for? Organisations and anyone interested in volunteering.
  • When? Wednesday 19 September 2018 from 11.00am until 7.00pm.
  • Where? St Paul’s and St George’s Church on York Place. Click here to view this venue on a map.
  • What does is cost? The event is free to visitors. Bookings for stallholders are charged and we have a number of payment options available*.

If you’re considering volunteering, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet face to face with over 50 organisations currently looking for volunteers plus access to hundreds of other volunteering opportunities, all under one roof. Last year our volunteer recruitment fair helped over 1,100 people in their search for volunteering opportunities, connecting them with the organisations that needed their help. Make sure you’re one of them this year.

The fair will feature dozens of organisations from across the city that you can speak to directly, access to volunteering and employment specialists, a friendly café to relax and refresh in, and of course hundreds of volunteering opportunities across Edinburgh.

So pop in and see us anytime between 11.00am and 7.00pm. If you would like a tour around the venue then please report to reception where a steward will be more than happy to show you around and introduce you to the organisations.

If you are interested in visiting the fair then why not register your interest on our Facebook event page here where you can also view photos from last year.

Visitor resources

We are still working on the programme and map for the fair and these will be published on this page as soon as they are ready so please keep an eye out for updates and thank you for your patience.

Interested in booking a stall?

Thank you for choosing to exhibit at our fair. Bookings can now be made on our Eventbrite page here or by clicking on the booking button opposite (or below on a mobile device), where you will also find a stallholder map.

If you have any questions about your booking or being a stallholder please feel free to contact Sophia in our events team at

If you’d like to help us to spread the word about the fair why not share this page using the share buttons and use our hashtag #edvolfair18.

We also have some marketing materials available in our promotion pack containing posters, flyers and email banners. If you would like to download these please click on the button in the side bar.

* Bookings for the fair are now open and are offered on a first come, first served basis. If you have any questions feel free to contact our events team at