Volunteer in Dumfries and Galloway

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Wherever you live in Dumfries and Galloway, we have great volunteering opportunities covering the arts, sports, media and the environment. You’ll get a chance to enhance your CV while helping a local charity. Nice one. Apply now and find out what volunteering opportunities we have for you.

Example opportunities


If you’re interested in theatre, love being creative and want an opportunity to make a big impact this could be the opportunity for you! This role will see the volunteer work alongside staff to develop a marketing strategy, write press releases and have a go at designing and printing marketing materials. Training will be provided, so don’t worry if you’re not a marketing whizz – you will be at the end of the placement! Apply now! 


Love spending time outdoors? Then this is the opportunity for you! Compass provides information, help and support to those affected by acquired brain injury (ABI). Compass is the only specialist organisation across the region dedicated to helping people, their families and carers who are affected by ABI. They are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to spend time in their ‘House Garden’ helping grow vegetables, flowers and more.


Shax is a young, local charity that provides help and support to individuals and families facing hardship through homelessness or poverty. They are looking for a volunteer warehouse assistant to join their team to help deliver and uplift donated goods across the region. You’ll be volunteering alongside a small and friendly team of staff and will be offered training and support to help you get the most out of the experience. 

More information

Got a question? Don’t see an opportunity that takes your fancy? Don’t worry, our friendly Youth Engagement Manager, Katie is here to help! Find out how to contact her below.

Katie Nairn

Youth Engagement Manager, Dumfries & Galloway

07464 546 344

Working as a freelance consultant to the third sector in Dumfries and Galloway has seen me team up with some…
Working as a freelance consultant to the third sector in Dumfries and Galloway has seen me team up with some incredible organisations and meet some truly inspirational people. No two days or experiences are the same. When the opportunity to work with Project Scotland presented itself in early 2018 I grabbed it with both hands. Knowing the raw talent and exciting opportunities that exist in the area makes the role of Youth Engagement Manager exciting and enjoyable. When I am not at work I can be found supporting our three children at various sporting events around the country or outside with our horses, dogs and chickens!

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