Volunteer in Edinburgh

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Whether you live in Edinburgh or nearby, we have great volunteering opportunities covering the arts, sports, media and the environment. Apply now and find out what volunteering we have near you.


Example opportunities

These are just a few of the great Edinburgh volunteer opportunities that we have available currently.

Art Project Support Worker - North Edinburgh Arts

If you’re an artist and enjoy working with young people this is a great opportunity for you! The role will including helping to design and run creative sessions for 5 – 12 year olds,  as well as helping to organise and curate exhibitions. The North Edinburgh Arts centre is a busy centre in a community setting, they’re looking for a reliable volunteer to be a positive role model for young people. Sound like you? Apply now!  

Conservation Volunteer - Scottish Wildlife Trust

Love being in the wild? Then this opportunity with the Scottish Wildlife Trust is the perfect one for you! You’ll be working as part of a small team to help manage the reserves. On this placement you’ll learn about reserve management, pick up new practical skills, meet new people and have a great time! So if you’re enthusiastic, willing to undertake manual work and a great team player, then apply now or get in touch. 

Lead Volunteer - Grassmarket Community Project

Do you want to help others get on in life? Grassmarket Community Project helps people going through transitions in their lives by providing a range of different opportunities and a welcoming place to spend time. They offer an education programme, drop in services and a range of activities like cooking, gardening and woodwork. As a volunteer you will be helping out with the day to day running of the organisation, from helping run an activity to covering reception. A great opportunity to be a part of a friendly team and gain lots of experience. Start your application now

People In Place Support at Lloyds TSB Foundation

If you love helping other people across Scotland this opportunity is for you! Based in the People In Place team you’ll be helping the team to support local people to achieve their aspirations. If you want to get experience in events, communication and administration then this is a great opportunity for you! Sound like you? Apply now!  


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


Kim Maxwell

Youth Engagement Manager (Edinburgh)

0131 281 7364

I’ve worn a few different hats in ProjectScotland since joining them in 2013 but recently I’ve taken on the role…

I’ve worn a few different hats in ProjectScotland since joining them in 2013 but recently I’ve taken on the role as Edinburgh’s Youth Engagement Manager which  I’m over the moon about as I’ve always had a passion for working with young people and I couldn’t imagine being in a more rewarding role.  My role is to work alongside our amazing volunteers and help match them to exciting volunteering opportunities that are going to hopefully change their life. Every day is different and the people we work with never fail to amaze me, its so exciting to see the difference in them from one day to the next, it’s the most rewarding and exciting role I could have ever imagined.

Prior to joining the team I spent quite a few years travelling and lived in Australia for a couple of years. In my spare time you’ll probably find me at the gym as I’m addicted to fitness classes but I also eat lots of cake so I’m still trying to find the balance!

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