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volunteer

how to volunteer

We have been helping all sorts of people in Edinburgh find volunteering for over 45 years

There are hundreds of different ways to volunteer all over 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.  And we can help you find it.  We have been helping all sorts of people in Edinburgh find volunteering for over 45 years.

We love Edinburgh, we love volunteering and we want to help you find the perfect volunteering opportunity.

Find volunteering opportunities online

You can search our database of opportunities by clicking on the search button opposite (or below on a mobile device).  The choice is huge and you can search by location, the type of volunteering that you want to do, who you would like to help or even your use a keyword to narrow your search.  You can filter your results by your availability, how accessible venues are, whether expenses are paid or by your age.

The following Volunteering Roadmap details some steps to expect from the very moment you start to think about volunteering until you commence volunteering with an organisation. Please click on the image below to view a full size version that you can also download:

Come and visit us

Update July 2020: Currently we are unable to welcome public drop ins at our offices, however we are happy to provide information and support via phone or Zoom. Contact us on 0131 225 0630 for more information.

Come and see us at at our main office.  You can search through volunteering opportunities and ask us any questions you have.  We have experienced volunteer advisers ready to give you information or guidance that you need.  You don’t need to make an appointment, just drop in! Click here for details on how to find us.

If you are thinking about doing some volunteering but aren’t sure how to go about it, or what you can do, then please come along and chat to one of our friendly advisers.

Need some extra help?

We also run drop-in sessions for people who feel they may need a little extra support or help to volunteer, and you can bring a friend or support worker with you if you would like.  You can find out more here.

Let us know how you got on

Thank you for choosing us to find out more about volunteering in Edinburgh, and for your interest in offering your precious time. We hope your experience was positive but good or bad we really appreciate your feedback because it helps us to continually improve our service.

If you can spare a few minutes to feedback on your experience with us we’d really appreciate it. You can provide feedback on our form here or by clicking on the ‘Feedback form’ button in the sidebar (or below on mobile).