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  • [EN]GAGE logo


    [EN]GAGE cater for all levels of fitness and our facilities are there for everyone to enjoy. Whether you're having a game of football, a lunchtime badminton session or meeting new friends in one of our popular Les Mills®, Spinning®, Zumba® or Vipr® classes, fitness is always fresh, different...

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    Aberdeen International Youth Festival

    Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF) is one of the world's largest multi-arts participatory festivals for young people, consistently attracting many exciting young artists, performers and performing companies from across the globe. Since it was established in 1973 Aberdeen International Youth Festival has welcomed over 27,500 young...

  • Action for M.E.

    Action for M.E. takes action to end the ignorance, injustice and neglect faced by people with M.E. We do this by meeting need now to improve the lives of people with M.E. while taking action to secure change for the future. Alongside providing information, support and advice...

  • Active Schools logo

    Active Schools

    Active Schools offers children the chance to take part in school sport and activity.  They offer sessions before and after school and during lunchtimes. Each school has an Active Schools Coordinator. They can help you get involved with sport and activities at your school and in your spare...

  • Active Schools at Wester Hailes Education Centre

    If you are sporty or enjoy keeping fit and activity and are looking to gain experience in coaching, Wester Hails Ed Centre and local Primary Schools would love you to volunteer with their pupils. Morning, lunch and after schools clubs in any ball skills, dance, tennis, we can provide training...

  • Barnardo's Scotland logo

    Barnardo's Scotland

    Barnardo’s Scotland has over 78 shops and works with more than 26,500 children and young people in over 122 specialised community-based services across Scotland. Our work includes: fostering and adoption services and support; helping children break free from sexual exploitation; supporting young carers; helping young people...

  • Bethany Christian Trust logo

    Bethany Christian Trust

    Bethany Christian Trust supports around 6,000 homeless and vulnerable people every year in Scotland to find, equip and maintain a home within their local community. As well as meeting housing needs, they provide support to individuals and families to help them tackle long-term homelessness problems including addictions, debt...

  • Bliss Scotland logo

    Bliss Scotland

    Bliss Scotland is a branch of the national charity, Bliss. The vision of Bliss is that every baby born premature or sick in the UK has the best chance of survival and quality of life. We achieve this by empowering families, influencing policy and practice, and enabling life-changing research...

  • British Heart Foundation logo

    British Heart Foundation

    We are the nation's heart charity and the largest independent funder of cardiovascular research. Coronary heart disease is the UK's single biggest killer but we are leading the fight against it. Our pioneering research has helped to transform the lives of people living with heart and...

  • British Wireless for The Blind logo

    British Wireless for The Blind

    British Wireless for the Blind Fund has been providing specially adapted radios to visually impaired people for more than 80 years. British Wireless for the Blind Fund is committed to providing a choice of high quality, specially adapted radio and audio sets on a free loan basis, undertaking to repair...

  • Broomhouse Young Carers logo

    Broomhouse Young Carers

    We provide support to Young Carers and Young Adult Carers aged 7-25 in the form of group work sessions and one to one support. The aim is to allow Young Carers access to activities, information, advice and support and much needed head space from their caring role.   &nbsp...

  • Butterfly Trust logo

    Butterfly Trust

    Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, life limiting genetically inherited condition with 1 in 25 people carrying the faulty gene that causes the condition. There is currently no cure for Cystic Fibrosis. The Butterfly Trust is the leading provider of social support to the Cystic Fibrosis community of Scotland. We were...

  • Cairn logo


    The Cairn Youth Network is a branch of the charity dedicated to raising awareness about domestic abuse to students on university campuses across the UK. It is a platform for social action. They create useful resources, organise events and ultimately aim to open up discussion on the issue of domestic...

  • Cancer Research UK logo

    Cancer Research UK

    Help beat cancer sooner. One day everyone will beat cancer, the more research we do, the sooner that day will come. Cancer Research UK is the world's leading independent charity dedicated to cancer research. We carry out scientific research to help prevent, diagnose and treat cancer. We have discovered...

  • Care and Repair Edinburgh logo

    Care and Repair Edinburgh

    We are a small charity offering advice and assistance to people over 60 or disabled. Our services aim to help people to remain in their own homes in comfort and independently through carrying out small DIY/IT quick fixes by volunteers. View Volunteering Opportunities from this Charity Partner

  • Carr Gomm logo

    Carr Gomm

    Carr Gomm is one of Scotland's leading person-centred, social care organisations. Everything we do is shaped by our core values of choice, control, interdependence, openness & honesty, and respect. We are a registered charity and not-for-profit company: we put people first, not profits. Our vision is...

  • Cat's Protection Dalry Shop logo

    Cat's Protection Dalry Shop

    We are the first Cat's Protection Charity shop in Edinburgh. We sell donated items to raise money in support of the work Cat's Protection does in re-homing, neutering and education. View Volunteering Opportunities from this Charity Partner

  • Changing Faces Scotland logo

    Changing Faces Scotland

    We’re a charity for people and families who are living with conditions, marks or scars that affect their appearance. Our work is divided into two areas: Changing Lives We aim to help individuals lead full, confident and satisfying lives. We give practical and emotional support to adults, children and...

  • CHAS logo


    The Children's Hospice Across Scotland (CHAS) need volunteers in South East Scotland to help with public collections, bucket shakes and bag packs.  Volunteers will be fully trained by CHAS and provided with all the materials and support required for this essential role. Collections take place in...

  • Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland logo

    Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

    We are currently looking for enthusiastic volunteers with an interest in communication to support local people with communication impairments post stroke in our vibrant, friendly support services. We offer full support and training and the chance to work with amazing people where you can truly help change lives. If...

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    Children 1st

    We help Scotland's families to put children first, with practical advice and with support in difficult times. And when the worst happens, we support survivors of abuse, neglect, and other traumatic events in childhood, to recover. Volunteers make a huge difference to our work. Quite simply, we couldn't...

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    Children in Scotland

    Children in Scotland is a national charity that works to improve lives for all children and families in Scotland. We represent children's services organisations and individuals across the voluntary, private and public sectors. We work to: - influence politicians and policy-makers - strengthen and train the children's sector workforce...

  • City of Edinburgh Council logo

    City of Edinburgh Council

    From time to time the City of Edinburgh Council works with a variety of charities for one off fundraisers and events as well as longer term ongoing opportunities. View Volunteering Opportunities from this Charity Partner

  • Comas/Green Drying logo

    Comas/Green Drying

    Comas is a social innovation charity using community development to help people find the solutions they need. Green drying project is working with people and organisations to find practical solutions for drying clothes outside. About the project The Green Drying is a project aiming to raise awareness of the social...

  • Corstorphine Youth Centre logo

    Corstorphine Youth Centre

    Since its formation CYC has run groups and classes for all ages and sectors of the community. In Oct 2013, the premises unfortunately sustained major damage in a fire but CYC are committed to re-building the center and continue to manage the building on its behalf. The directors are...

  • Craigroyston Football Club logo

    Craigroyston Football Club

    Craigroyston FC are members of the Scottish Junior Football Association and have been running since 1976. Their home ground is St. Mark's Park in Edinburgh, and they play matches on Saturday afternoons. View Volunteering Opportunities from this Charity Partner

  • CREATIVenergie logo


    CREATIVenergie works toward sustainable development, mostly in Africa and specifically in the fields of biogas, biomass, sustainable energy production, as well as sustainable construction and design. Working with partner organisations, CREATIVenergie establishes indigenous schemes whereby the technologies taught and modeled are propagated within the country. It is our vision that...

  • Crew logo


    Crew’s main aim is to reduce the risk of harm through drug use, particularly psychostimulant drug use. Our aim is to reduce harm through education and support when and where people need it. We provide information, advice and support around drugs through our drop in shop on Cockburn...

  • Cyrenians Edinburgh logo

    Cyrenians Edinburgh

    Our vision is an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality by our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.

  • Cyrenians Residential Communities

    Cyrenians Communities provide people who are homeless with a safe, secure and fun place to live. We have two residential communities for 16-30 year olds; one within the beautiful city of Edinburgh and the other a working farm just outside of the city. We also have a residential community...

  • Dads Rock logo

    Dads Rock

    We offer, Free: 1. 4 playgroups, 3 each Saturday, and 1 each Sunday. The groups are open to all dads/granddads and children aged 0-5 yrs. 2. Dads2be Antenatal classes 3. Counselling for Dads and Mums 4. Young Dads (aged 25 or under) Mentoring View Volunteering Opportunities from this...

  • Debate Mate logo

    Debate Mate

    Debate Mate is an educational organisation that recruits and trains university students to run after school debating clubs in schools with an above average number of students in receipt of free school meals. We use debating to teach key employability skills through fun and interactive sessions. We work with over...

  • Delete Blood Cancer UK logo

    Delete Blood Cancer UK

    Every 20 minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with a blood cancer such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma. For many of those affected, a blood stem cell donation from a matching donor represents their best, and sometimes only chance of beating this devastating disease. We launched in the UK...

  • Dreams Come True logo

    Dreams Come True

    Dreams Come True is a national charity that fulfils the dreams of terminally and seriously ill children and young people aged between 2 and 21. A dream can be anything from swimming with dolphins, meeting a favourite celebrity or bespoke equipment that improves daily life. Whatever the dream may be...

  • Ecas logo


    Ecas is an Edinburgh based charity that works to improve the quality of life of physically disabled people, principally in the Edinburgh and Lothians area. It achieves its aims by organising activities, providing a befriending service and operating a grants scheme to assist individuals with the increased costs associated with...

  • Eczema Outreach Scotland logo

    Eczema Outreach Scotland

    Eczema Outreach (Scotland) is the support charity for families affected by eczema in Scotland and focuses on children with the condition and their carers. Whilst we cannot provide medical advice, we help our families in many ways, from practical advice with school or benefits, emotional support, family outings, peer-groups...

  • Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home logo

    Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

    Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home is Scotlands oldest dog and cat sanctuary we rescue, reunite and rehome abandonded and lost dogs and cats across Edinburgh and the Lothians. We have a number of volunteering opportunties which offer the opportunity to gain new skills and experience while supporting in the valuable...

  • Edinburgh Leisure logo

    Edinburgh Leisure

    We’re the city’s biggest leisure provider with over 30 venues and more than 4.8 million customer visits per year. As a ‘not for profit’ organisation, our goal is to make a positive difference across the city by helping everyone to get active, stay...

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    Edinburgh Napier Students' Association

    Edinburgh Napier Students' Association

  • Edinburgh Napier University Volunteering logo

    Edinburgh Napier University Volunteering

    At Edinburgh Napier we nurture talent and create knowledge that shapes communities all around the world. Our innovative research provides solutions to society's challenges, our graduates leave ready for the workplace, and we have wide-ranging links with employers and business. We have three campuses across Edinburgh offering state...

  • Edinburgh Students' Charities Appeal

    Edinburgh-based student charity organisation raising for local and international charities. We are a student committee associated with Edinburgh RAG who are responsible for organising fundraising events such as the legendary Race2Paris, RAG Week, Meadows Marathon and many more. http://www.edinburghrag.org.uk/

  • Edinburgh Tool Library logo

    Edinburgh Tool Library

    The ETL is a charity dedicated to sharing over consumption, access over excess. We work like a regular library, but have a catalogue of tools instead of books. We operate in four different locations (soon to be six). We do so much more though! As well as lending tools, we...

  • Ellie's Friends logo

    Ellie's Friends

    Ellie’s Friends is dedicated to improving the lives of adults living with cancer, all around the UK. We provide frequent freebies from caring businesses and individuals, to offset some of the financial and psychological impact of a cancer diagnosis. We help to reinstate ‘treats’ and give...

  • Eric Liddell Centre logo

    Eric Liddell Centre

    The Eric Liddell Centre is a local Edinburgh charity founded in memory of the 1924 Olympic 400m gold medallist, Eric Liddell, who was portrayed in the award-winning film "Chariots of Fire". We operate a range of quality caring services including a registered day care service for people...

  • EVOC logo


    The aim of our Community Activity Mentor initiative is to significantly improve outcomes for people in areas with concentrated economic disadvantage. At the heart of the initiative is the relationship between the patient and the health professional and the opportunities this creates to deliver patient centred care. The health professional...

  • Fabb Scotland logo

    Fabb Scotland

    Fabb Scotland is a vibrant charity that exists to facilitate inclusion for people with disabilities to actively engage in social, leisure, educational and vocational activities of their choice. Fabb Scotland works with people of all ages and abilities in both Edinburgh and across Scotland. Fabb Scotland works with mainstream services...

  • First Aid Africa logo

    First Aid Africa

    First Aid Africa is a progressive NGO which provides volunteers with the opportunity to teach first aid skills to local communities in sub-Saharan Africa. We provide the training, flights, placements and accommodation, funded purely by volunteer fundraising efforts. View Volunteering Opportunities from this Charity Partner

  • First Step Community Project logo

    First Step Community Project

    First Step Community Project has been running for 27 years. Thought out that time we've work together to secure a better future for families. We run varies groups such as PEEP, Pregnancy Café and Breastfeeding Support. We are looking for volunteers for our weekly Pregnancy Caf&eacute...

  • Firsthand Lothian logo

    Firsthand Lothian

    Engaging 1:1 with a child / young person( up to 18 yrs) for 3 -4 hours on a regular weekly/ fortnightly basis, you would be helping disadvantaged families those with a child/ren with a disability. Doing activities that children and young people enjoy both within the family home. Older...

  • Fresh Start logo

    Fresh Start

    The Helping Hands Project is run by Fresh Start, a charity helping over 2000 people a year who have been homeless make a home for themselves and resettle back into their community. The Project has been set up together with Castlerock Edinvar Housing Association, and is based in Craigmillar. Volunteers...

  • Friends of the Award logo

    Friends of the Award

    Supporting young people across Edinburgh and the Lothians to achieve the Duke of Edinburgh's Award and Junior Award Scheme for Schools

  • FutureSense Foundation logo

    FutureSense Foundation

    We are an international development charity committed to delivering the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development We support disadvantaged communities around the world to build a brighter future. Our work focuses on education, livelihoods and health.

  • FutureX logo


    At FutureX we believe that purpose-led entrepreneurship is essential to the development of a regenerative global economy. We part of a global movement of companies that hold themselves accountable to rigorous standards of social and environmental performance and transparency - redefining how we measure success in business. Why? We believe...

  • get2gether logo


    At get2gether, we believe that everyone has the right to love and friendship and that people meeting each other should be easy. That’s why we arrange social activities for adults with disabilities in safe and friendly places in Edinburgh & the Lothians. Our members tell us what they...

  • Gig Buddies Scotland logo

    Gig Buddies Scotland

    Gig Buddies aims to allow people with a learning difficulty to get out to more of the gigs and live music events that they love. Everyone who signs up to Gig Buddies is paired with a volunteer who shares the same musical interest s as them. 'Buddy pairings&#39...

  • Girlguiding Edinburgh logo

    Girlguiding Edinburgh

    About Us Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK. We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good. We give them a space to...

  • Granton Youth Centre logo

    Granton Youth Centre

    Granton Youth Centre is a purposely developed and maintained youth space for young people aged 12-25 years old, based in North Edinburgh. The organisation aims to To raise the aspirations of young people in North Edinburgh and promote a more inclusive community. GYC are recruiting adult volunteers to support...

  • Guide Dogs for the Blind logo

    Guide Dogs for the Blind

    The team of The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association works out of the Edinburgh Mobility Centre and the Guide Dog Training School, Forfar. Their aim is simple – make sure that blind and partially sighted people enjoy the same mobility and freedom as everyone else. At Guide Dogs they...

  • Health All Round logo

    Health All Round

    We are a community health project who aim to improve the physical, social and mental well being in the local community (SW Edinburgh). We offer a range of activities from counselling, anxiety management to walking groups, exercise classes and healthy eating groups. View Volunteering Opportunities from this Charity Partner

  • Health in Mind logo

    Health in Mind

    Health in Mind promote positive mental health and wellbeing in Scotland, helping people reach their potential is at the heart of what we do. We have a dedicated team of professional support staff and committed volunteers. View Volunteering Opportunities from this Charity Partner   

  • Hearing Dogs For Deaf People

    Hearing Dogs for Deaf People is a national charity which works on a local level. We offer confidence, independence and companionship to our recipients by providing them with highly trained dogs to assist them with everyday sounds that hearing people take for granted, such as the alarm clock, doorbell and...

  • Historic Enviornment Scotland Ranger Service logo

    Historic Enviornment Scotland Ranger Service

    We want to make sure Scotland’s heritage is cherished, understood, shared and enjoyed with pride by everyone. Through enhancing knowledge and understanding of our cultural heritage, we aim to protect and conserve it, both now and for future generations. We want to share and celebrate our heritage with the...

  • Hospices of Hope logo

    Hospices of Hope

    Hospices of Hope is the only international charity dedicated to relieving the suffering of adults and children with terminal and life limiting illnesses in South East Europe. Hospices of Hope has already helped to bring hospice care to more than 30,000 patients in the region and train more than...

  • Infinitum Academy logo

    Infinitum Academy

    The UK department of education states that; 61% of UK students qualify for free school meals received a grade D or worse in their Maths and/or English GCSE. Infinitum Academy is on a mission to remove educational inequality from the face of the earth. We are a community based...

  • Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh logo

    Inverleith House, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

    Inverleith House is a contemporary art gallery situated in a B-listed Georgian mansion in the heart of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE). The RBGE was founded in 1670 as a physic garden. It is now a world-renowned centre for plant science, horticulture and education and extends over...

  • Kindred Advocacy logo

    Kindred Advocacy

    Kindred is a parent-led charity based in Edinburgh at The Royal Hospital for Sick Children and with an outreach team at the West End. Kindred supports families bringing up children with complex needs and life changing health conditions. We offer information, advocacy and emotional support for the family to...

  • Lead Scotland logo

    Lead Scotland

    At a local level Lead Scotland empowers disabled people and carers to take up learning opportunities, to realise ambitions such as becoming active citizens, learners, volunteers and workers. At a national level we influence change and promote inclusion in learning.

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      LEAPS is a successful and unique widening participation programme, funded by its higher education institution and local council partners, to increase progression to higher education in South East Scotland. LEAPS is also supported by Skills Development Scotland. LEAPS delivers the Scottish Funding Council's Schools for Higher Education...

  • LGBT Health and Wellbeing logo

    LGBT Health and Wellbeing

    LGBT Health and Wellbeing is a unique organisation which works to promote the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Scotland. We provide support, services and information to improve health and wellbeing, reduce social isolation and stimulate community development and volunteering. We are always looking...

  • LGBT Youth Scotland logo

    LGBT Youth Scotland

    LGBT Youth Scotland is the largest youth and community-based organisation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. The charity's mission is to: “empower lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people and the wider LGBT community so that they are embraced as full members of the...

  • LOOPS logo


    Would you like to assist isolated older people (65+yrs) to find outlets for their energies and interests? The four Local Opportunities for Older People (LOOPs) projects are here to support people over the age of 65 to: Link in with the local community Find ways to enjoy time with...

  • Lothians Conservation Voluntters

    The Lothians Conservation Volunteers carry out practical nature conservation work every weekend in and around Edinburgh and the Lothians for the benefit of wildlife, people and the environment. We do a range of conservation tasks including woodland management, pond work, control of invasive species, path work, tree planting and more...

  • Marie Curie logo

    Marie Curie

    Marie Curie is there for people living with any terminal illness, and their families. We offer expert care, guidance and support to help them get the most from the time they have left. View Volunteering Opportunities from this Chairty Partner

  • Meal Makers logo

    Meal Makers

    Meal Makers is a local neighbourhood food-sharing project that connects people who love cooking, and who are happy to share an extra portion of home cooked food, with an older neighbour who would really appreciate a freshly prepared meal and a friendly chat. View Volunteering Opportunities from this Charity...

  • MECOPP logo


    MECOPP works specifically to: Support Minority Ethnic carers to access supportand services that suit their caring situation; develop opportunities for the active involvement of Minority Ethnic carers in consultation planning and participate in the decision-making processes which affect their lives; raise the profile of Minority Ethnic carers and their...

  • MercyCorps logo


    Mercy Corps saves and improves lives in the world's toughest places.   Poverty. Conflict. Disaster. These are the global challenges that we’ve been responding to since 1979, helping more than 258 million people survive emergencies and build back better.Read about our history ?   When a natural disaster...

  • Move On logo

    Move On

    Move On is a homelessness prevention charity that supports people to make positive changes in their lives. Move On offers a wide range of services to support, assist and empower people affected by homelessness and vulnerable young people. These services include mentoring, befriending, employability courses and workshops.

  • National Museums Scotland logo

    National Museums Scotland

    National Museums Scotland care for museum collections of national and international importance, presenting and interpreting tehm for a broad audience. We work with museums and communities across Scotland and beyond. View Volunteering Opportunities from this Charity Partner

  • National Trust logo

    National Trust

    We’re a charity founded in 1895 by three people who saw the importance of our nation’s heritage and open spaces and wanted to preserve them for everyone to enjoy.  More than 120 years later, these values are still at the heart of everything we do...

  • National Trust for Scotland logo

    National Trust for Scotland

      The National Trust for Scotland is Scotland’s largest conservation charity. It looks after historic houses, countryside, mountains, seabirds, fine art, gardens and much more.

  • Newhaven Woodcraft Folk logo

    Newhaven Woodcraft Folk

    Woodcraft Folk are a UK wide voluntary organisation.We offer a place where children will grow in confidence, learn about the world and start to understand how to value our planet and each other. Groups meet weekly (school term time) The organisation has an emphasis on outdoor activity including exploring...

  • Nightline logo


    Are you able to listen but not judge? Can you give information but not advice? Can you spare a few nights every term to support other students? Our organisation relies on our listening volunteers to take confidential, anonymous calls and e-listenings  (instant-messenger calls). Our listening volunteers are...

  • One World Shop logo

    One World Shop

    We are a busy, fair trade retail company based in Edinburgh selling a wide range of crafts and foods from social enterprises, co-operatives and small businesses from southern producers who need support. We are a social enterprise and registered charity and employ a mix of paid and volunteer staff...

  • OneKind logo


    We are an Edinburgh based animal welfare charity which aims to end cruelty to Scotland’s wildlife, pets and other animals through campaigns, research & education. We expose cruelty and persecution through our investigations and research, and end it for good by giving Scotland’s animals a...

  • Open Secret logo

    Open Secret

    Open Secret offers survivors of childhood abuse support, this includes one to one therapeutic counselling, groupwork, advocacy and befriending. The work is usually long term and may involve service users accessing several of our services. We offer services across Scotland with a head office in Falkirk and satellite offices in...

  • Oxfam logo


    Oxfam is a globally renowned aid and development charity with 70 years of experience, working and campaigning with partners in over 90 countries worldwide. Be part of a global movement of people who won't live with poverty. Join our vibrant network of campaigners and fundraisers who help...

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    Oxgangs Care

    Our befriending service is for the over 60s who live in EH10 and EH13 and are experiencing loneliness and isolation. Volunteer befrienders are matched with an older person and meet with them weekly or fortnightly providing 1-2-1 befriending by accompanying them on outings with the aim of helping...

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    Oxgangs Centre

    Oxgangs Neighbourhood Centre aims to provide a safe space where people are welcomed and where they can feel included and valued.  They seek to provide activities that respond to social needs creating opportunity for relationship, friendship and personal growth. ONC have a variety of volunteering opportunities from Café volunteers to...

  • ParentLine Scotland logo

    ParentLine Scotland

    ParentLine Scotland is the Children 1st national helpline, email and web chat service for anyone caring for or concerned about a child. Our call-takers are trained to assist with very serious concerns about children. But mostly they help ordinary parents with everyday problems. Helpline volunteers listen, offer support, information...

  • People Know How logo

    People Know How

    We believe that "people know how" to identify their needs and the solutions that will help them fulfil their potential and solve social issues. Often, people don't realise that they "know how" and that’s where we come in - unlocking ideas for a better future...

  • Poppyscotland

    Poppyscotland provides life-changing support to our Armed Forces community. We reach out to those who have served, those still serving, and their families at times of crisis and need by offering vital, practical advice, assistance and funding.

  • Positive Help logo

    Positive Help

    Positive Help is a small charity that helps people in Edinburgh and Lothians who live with HIV and/or Hepatitis C to improve their wellbeing and quality of life, and to help children and young people have a good start in life.   View Volunteering Opportunities from this Charity Partner

  • Positive Realities logo

    Positive Realities

    Positive Realities (SCIO) is an Edinburgh youth charity with a focus on supporting and empowering young people. We pride ourselves in our free life coaching opportunities; run positive psychology based workshops; can provide additional support to young people, their parents/carers and siblings; and are delighted to have expanded our...

  • Project Scotland logo

    Project Scotland

    ProjectScotland is a charity that helps young people aged 16 to 30 to get on in life through volunteering and a personalised development plan. They partner with hundreds of Scottish charities to create 3 month structured volunteering placements in Scotland. Last year they placed over 400 volunteers in charities across...

  • Quarriers logo


    Quarriers is a Scottish charity providing practical support and care for children, adults and families at any stage in their lives. We challenge inequality of opportunity and choice to bring about positive change in people's lives. View volunteering opportunities from this charity partner

  • Radio Lollipop Edinburgh logo

    Radio Lollipop Edinburgh

    Radio Lollipop is an international charity organisation founded in 1979 to provide care, comfort, play and entertainment for children and young people, primarily in hospitals. The service to children and young people is provided entirely by Volunteers who have been especially selected, and trained to make a child's...

  • Redhall Star FC logo

    Redhall Star FC

    Small and friendly community based youth football club View Volunteering Opportunities from this Charity Partner

  • Rock Trust logo

    Rock Trust

    The Rock Trust is actively seeking volunteers to assist with the range of support services offered to young people at risk of homelessness.  The Rock Trust believes that the realisation of its aims and vision can be strongly influenced through the active participation of citizens from its...

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    Rowan Alba

    It's up to me to change. Cards works with people in Edinburgh who have a problematic long-term history of alcohol use. It's a volunteer-led service which focuses on people who find it hard to get physical or emotional help elsewhere because they choose to continue drinking...

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    Royal Voluntary Service

    Royal Voluntary Service wants to help create a society where everyone feels valued and involved whatever their age. We are one of the largest volunteer organisations in the country. Our 35,000 volunteers help older people stay active, independent and able to continue to contribute to society. They do this...

  • Royal Zoological Society of Scotland logo

    Royal Zoological Society of Scotland

    RZSS is a registered charity that operates Edinburgh Zoo and the Highland Wildlife Park. We also support a wide variety of research, conservation and education projects here in the UK and around the world. View Volunteering Opportunities from this Charity Partner      

  • RSPB Scotland logo

    RSPB Scotland

    We're the UK's biggest nature conservation charity - we focus on conserving the UK's wildlife and restoring and protecting its natural habitats. We work to connect children to nature, manage nature reserves and advice others on how to help wildlife on their land, carry out scientific research and...

  • Sacro logo


    Sacro is a Scottish community justice organisation which works to create safer and more cohesive communities across Scotland. Sacro provides a wide range of services spanning all aspects of the community justice continuum. These range from conflict resolution to prevent disputes escalating, to supporting prisoners on release. All our services...

  • Salem International Christian Centre logo

    Salem International Christian Centre

    We are a registered charity and Christian organisation who is looking to intergrate with the community and young adults in the community. We love God and People. View Volunteering Opportunities from this Charity Partner

  • Samaritans Scotland logo

    Samaritans Scotland

    Samaritans is the leading suicide prevention charity in the UK. The Samaritans Scotland office is looking for a Communications and Campaigns Volunteer from January. This is a chance to gain experience in communications and campaigns work for a major charity, while creating portfolio work. Duties would include: Support Samaritans communications...

  • Scotland's Churches Trust logo

    Scotland's Churches Trust

    Scotland's Churches Trust aims to advance the preservation, promotion and understanding of Scotland's rich architectural heritage as represented in its churches and places of worship of all denominations so that future as well as current generations can enjoy and learn from this aspect of Scotland's Cultural Heritage...

  • Scotland's Urban Past logo

    Scotland's Urban Past

    Scotland’s Urban Past (SUP) is a five-year nationwide project with the communities of Scotland’s towns and cities. Anyone can get involved and start investigating urban environments and how they have changed over time. SUP encourages groups and individuals of all ages to discover and share...

  • Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) logo

    Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH)

    The Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) is Scotland’s leading mental health charity. Established in 1923, SAMH currently operates over 60 services in communities across Scotland. These services, together with our national programme work in See Me, respectme, suicide prevention, sport and physical activity; inform our policy work to...

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    Scottish Seniors Computer Club

    Scottish Seniors Computer Clubs is a federation run by volunteers to assist over 50's wth their devices ? The members are here to find out what they can do with a computer/laptop, iPad/tablet or phone/smartphone device The volunteer tutors are here to help in any way...

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    Shaw Trust Scotland

    Shaw Trust Scotland is a registered charity helping Scotland’s citizens to create brighter futures through the delivery of a range of employment, learning and skills services. We have worked in Scotland for over 15 years and have delivery bases in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Falkirk and Perth. View Volunteering...

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    Shelter Scotland

    Shelter Scotland is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. We do this by giving advice, information and advocacy to people in housing need, and by campaigning for lasting political change to end the housing crisis for good. View Volunteering Opportunities from this...

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    South East Scotland Scouts

    Scouting is a worldwide organisation with over 500,000 people involved in the UK.  This is a Movement that wants to create opportunities for personal development of young people,  through a balanced programme of fun, challenge and adventure for boys and girls aged 6-25 within local communities.  View Volunteering...

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    Sports Pathway Coaching

    Sports Pathway Coaching provides sports coaching and physical activities to children aged 18 months to 18 years old. Whether you are a parent, teacher or community group leader, our talented and passionate coaches use sport to help you get the best out of your child, by: Making sport accessible to...

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    St Columba's Hospice

    When you have been through the experience of losing someone you love, you can understand the importance of supporting people in the best possible way in their last months, weeks and days. St Columba’s Hospice works with patients and families to find out what matters most to them. We...

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    Stellar Quines Theatre Company

    Stellar Quines vision is to be Scotland’s leading touring theatre company, inspiring excellence in women and girls supported by our mission to Celebrate the value and diversity of women and girls by making brilliant theatre, provoking change, nurturing artists and empowering participation.

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    Stroke Association Scotland

    The Stroke Association (Stroke) provide high quality, up-to-date stroke information for stroke patients, their families and carers   Every year there are approximately 152,000 strokes in the UK. That's one stroke every three and a half minutes. Most people affected are over 65, but anyone...

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    Take One Action Film Festivals

    Take One Action connects people, world-class cinema and creative action for a better world - starting from Scotland. We believe small actions lead to big ones, and that we all make a difference. Take One Action was established in 2008 and now organises the UK's leading global change film...

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    Target Ovarian Cancer

    Target Ovarian Cancer is the UK’s leading ovarian cancer charity. We work to improve early diagnosis, fund life-saving research and provide much-needed support to women with ovarian cancer.

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    Team Napier Volunteering

    Team Napier Sports Club Volunteering Opportunities Team Napier are looking to develop further and give students an improved sporting experience.   To do this it has been recognised that more coaches and support staff are needed to develop in various sports and activities. Many of our teams play in BUCS...

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    TEENS+ is a unique service which provides further education, life and social skills, offer work placement support, transition to ownership of tenancies and lifelong learning, to young people who, due to their needs, would ordinarily be excluded from accessing any form of further education once they have left school. Our...

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    The BIG Project

    We aim to support children and young people aged 5-18 years in the Broomhouse area of Edinburgh to learn, achieve, have fun and feel good about themselves through the delivery of a wide range of accessible, attractive educational activities and opportunities. Our programme comprises open access youth and children...

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    The Boys' Brigade

    Research shows that the fact we volunteer and help others makes us happier! If you choose BB as the place to volunteer, that would make us very happy! Helping out in a BB group with children and young people can make all the difference to young lives – meaning happier young...

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    The Broomhouse Centre - Youth Befriending

    The Broomhouse Youth Befriending Project in partnership with CrossReach Sunflower Garden aims to provide support for 60 young people aged between 5-18 years residing in East and West Edinburgh. To provide regular one to one support for young people experiencing problems at home, at school or in the community...

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    The Lions Gate

    Interactive Permaculture Gardens at Edinburgh Napier University Merchiston Campus. The Lions Gate requires your ideas, skills, interests and enthusiasm to create inspirational garden spaces that improve the health and well-being of students, staff and the local community.

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    The Nazareth Trust

    The Nazareth Trust is a charity which operates a hospital, nursing school, international volunteering programmes and a 1st century village in Israel. The Nazareth Trust is dedicated to serving the needs of the local Arab Israeli population. We empower the people of Nazareth and beyond, to advance well-being across...

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    The Open Door

    More than just a coffee shop - More STAR less BUCKS, The Open Door in Morningside has been supporting older people, people with mental health issues and other vulnerable people in our community for over 34 years. We do this through our cafe, volunteer placements, day services for older people and...

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    The Open Door Edinburgh

    The Open Door is a local charity which runs a community cafe as well as day care services for those aged over 80 - many with dementia. If you are interested in working as part of a community and meeting a wide range of people of all ages, either in the...

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    The Prince's Trust

    The Prince's Trust aims to help young people aged 13-30 who are furthest away from the job market to gain employment, set up their own business or, get back into education/training. View Volunteering Opportunities from this Charity Partner

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    The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society

    The Royal Scottish Country Dance Society (RSCDS) is a registered Scottish Charitable Company Limited by Guarantee (Charity No. SC 016085; Company No. SC480530), dedicated to promoting Scottish Country Dance. It has a world-wide network of Branches and Affiliated Groups, with a small administrative team at its central office in...

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    The Scots Reviewer

    The Scots Reviewer is Scotland's new home to Theatre, Music and Film Reviews, Features and Competitions.

  • The Shrub logo

    The Shrub

    We are a community co-op aiming to reduce waste, share skills and ideas, and promote a more sustainable way of living - providing an alternative to buying new material goods. We run a Swap Shop, a Food Sharing network, and a cycling initiative. View All Volunteering Opportunities from this Charity...

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    The Yard

    The Yard runs adventure play services for disabled children, young people and their families in the east of Scotland. We offer disabled children and their siblings the chance to experience creative, adventurous indoor and outdoor play in a well-supported environment.

  • Thistle Foundation logo

    Thistle Foundation

    Thistle Foundation is a Scottish charity with a 70 year tradition of pioneering support for people with long term conditions, including disabilities. We are a health and wellbeing organisation that supports people with long term conditions by finding the tools to cope with their condition and manage life better. We...

  • VBase logo


    VBase is the Edinburgh Napier Students' Association volunteering hub, with offices in Merchiston and Sighthill and a drop in session at Craiglockhart. To find out a bit more about the services VBase and ENSA Volunteering have to offer follow this link - About VBase. Click here to see up and coming...

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    Vintage Vibes

    Vintage Vibes – Good company never gets old A fresh new service to tackle loneliness and isolation among the over-60s across Edinburgh is up and running and on the hunt for friendly volunteers. Vintage Vibes has been set up in partnership between and LifeCare Edinburgh, based in Stockbridge, and The...

  • Volunteering Matters

    We develop and deliver high impact volunteer-led solutions across the UK in response to some of the most difficult challenges facing individuals and their communities today. We engage more than 30,000 volunteers and 90,000 beneficiaries every year through 180 active programmes across the UK. Our work empowers...

  • VSO logo


    VSO is an international development charity that works through volunteers in some of the poorest countries to make lasting change. For over 55 years, we’ve been placing professional and skilled volunteers with partners, from grassroots groups to government ministries, to build their capacity.  Currently undertaking programmatic work...

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    Waverley Care

    Waverley Care is Scotland's HIV and Hepatitis C charity. This year we are celebrating 25 years as the official fundraising charity at the Pleasance during the Fringe. We need help with bucket collections after shows!

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    Whitmuir Organic Farm

    We are helping to develop the farm as a Living Learning Space that engages, informs and educates the public about sustainable food and farming and provides a focus for small scale innovation and research. Whitmuir offers a wide range of opportunities for people to connect with land, wildlife and nature...

  • Whizz-Kidz logo


    Whizz-Kidz is here to transform the lives of disabled children by providing the vital equipment, support and life skills they need to reach their full potential. We are currently looking for Youth Activity volunteers in Glasgow, Dundee and Edinburgh. Youth Activity Volunteers support young wheelchair users aged 8 to...

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    Xchange Scotland

    Xchange Scotland is a youth-led charity developed by returned Scottish volunteers with the support of otherscommitted to making positive change in society. They provide inspiring opportunities around the world and around the corner. Xchange Scotland provide volunteering opportunities for students both in Europe and the rest of the world...

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    YMCA Edinburgh

    YMCA Edinburgh aims to transform the lives of children, young people and their families within Leith and Edinburgh. We seek to provide a safe space where people of all ages can feel at home, have somewhere to belong, make new friends, learn new skills and can feel valued and respected...

Ashley McLean
VP Reps and Volunteers
VP Reps and Volunteers

Ashley is ENSA’s Vice President Reps & Volunteers. If you need any information or advice about anything relating to being a rep, campaigns or volunteering, contact Ashley and she will tell you all you need to know.

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