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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.

Please note that due to a technical issue some of our volunteering opportunities are being omitted from search results or do not include all available information.

Where possible please use the keyword search option, and if you find an opportunity that you wish apply for or obtain further details on for which the contact details are omitted then please get in touch with us via our contact us page.

Alternatively you can search for volunteering opportunities at

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and thank you for your patience while we repair this function of our site.

Come and visit us

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.