Edinburgh Local

Volunteering stories

Get some volunteering inspiration by reading case studies of students and staff across the University using their Day to Make a Difference.

Lesley Forrest uses her Day to Make a Difference

Lesley Forrest
Lesley first heard about A Day to Make a Difference in 2018 when her department organised a series of group volunteering days for staff.  

Sarah volunteers to support race equality in Edinburgh

Sarah Ford-Hutchinson
We speak to Sarah Ford-Hutchinson, Communications Manager for the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability who challenged herself to use her Day to Make a Difference before the end of 2020.  

Annie shares professional expertise with local charity

Annie Lovett
Annie Lovett, Senior Philanthropy Officer, Development & Alumni, has been volunteering with the Pregnancy and Parents Centre in Edinburgh for the last 10 months. 

Volunteers' Week: University staff and students help distribute food

To mark Volunteers' Week, Kirsteen Shields speaks about her work to co-ordinate volunteers to help local charity, Cyrenians.

Southside and Central Community Clean-up

Southside and Central Community Clean-up
Volunteers from the University of Edinburgh held a trial of a community clear-up last month. The initiative was led by a second year medical student, Cuchulainn Gent.

Finance staff team up for A Day to Make a Difference

Finance volunteers help out at St Crispins School
Contributing locally is a University priority and Finance staff are doing their bit.