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At our Volunteer Recruitment Fair you can meet organisations looking for volunteers, or talk to experienced volunteer advisors on hand to help you to search hundreds of volunteering opportunities throughout the city.
Who is this event for? Organisations and anyone interested in volunteering.
When? Wednesday 13 September 2023 from 10.30am until 6.30pm.
Where? St Paul’s and St George’s Church on York Place. Click here to view 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 dozens of organisations from across the city that you can speak to directly and who are currently looking for volunteers.
Quotes from Visitors
The fair will also feature access to volunteering, a friendly café to relax and refresh in, and of course access to hundreds of other volunteering opportunities, all under one roof. Our last fair helped hundreds of 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.
New: Your Next Step
For the first time, we’re having a youth-focused event during the Volunteer Recruitment Fair. In this event held upstairs in the venue, we will be celebrating the impacts of young volunteers, and inspiring new ones! Attendees can hear talks from young volunteers and #iWill Ambassadors, get tailored advice from our staff on volunteering roles, and even take part in a collaborative art piece with Average Goods. Find out more on our youth page.
Our stallholder terms and conditions are available in the sidebar. Additional resources including the stallholder risk assessment, maps, an exhibitors guide, and promotional materials will be made available here as soon as they are ready. Stallholders should familiarise themselves with our Terms and Conditions and our Values.
Promoting the fair
We will work hard to publicise the fair as widely as possible but would ask that all organisations also take responsibility for marketing and publicising this event through your social networks, newsletters and by any other methods available. This will ensure that the event is known about throughout Edinburgh and will ultimately produce potential volunteers for you.
If you would like to help us to spread the word about the fair why not share this page voled.in/fair using the share buttons and use our hashtag #edvolfair23.
Promotional email signature banners, posters and flyers are now available to download from the sidebar. Professional prints of the posters and flyers have been mailed to organisations across the city (including all stallholders), and the venue maps and programmes are now also available in the sidebar.
What to expect
The Fair will showcase the wide range of ways that people can get involved in volunteering with organisations big and small, local and national, who serve a diverse range of communities and causes all coming together with the common aim to attract new volunteers.
Entry is free to the public, and more than a thousand potential volunteers are expected to visit and experience the diverse range of ways they can become involved.
Volunteering helps people truly participate in their communities, build new skills, get a taste of different working environments, create new friendships and boost individual confidence and wellbeing. Or simply just feel good that they have done something that made a difference.
When visitors need to sit down after taking in all of this new information there is a café serving delicious food and drink.
Another year, another fair, and by all accounts it was huge success. You can view our public evaluation of the fair here.
You can view some photos from the fair last year on our Facebook album here.