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Sources of volunteering opportunities

There are lots of websites to help you find a volunteering opportunity that is right for you.


Volunteer Scotland

Volunteer Scotland is Scotland’s national centre for volunteering. 

Volunteer Edinburgh

Volunteer Edinburgh has been helping people in Edinburgh find volunteering opportunities for over 45 years. They have specific team volunteering guidance: https://www.volunteeredinburgh.org.uk/volunteer/volunteering-together/

Reach Volunteering

Reach Volunteering is skills-based, e.g. pairing the right volunteer to support a charity as a trustee, on short term projects or with an ongoing commitment. 

Volunteer Midlothian

Leading the way in volunteering across Midlothian.

Project Scotland

For people aged 16-30, Project Scotland may be able to help you find an opportunity. 

City of Edinburgh Council

You can also find some opportunities via the City of Edinburgh Council's Volunteering Service

Volunteer Centre East Lothian

VCEL provides support and opportunities for voluntary organisations, social enterprises, individuals and volunteers across the region of East Lothian