About volunteering

People of all ages and from a variety of different backgrounds, volunteer

There are thousands of volunteer roles available in Scotland promoted on our website. These include activities such as befriending, helping at events, driving, fundraising, conservation activities, providing support to children and older people. These are offered in a variety of settings from sport clubs to local community organisations. You can even volunteer from home.

By giving your time you're helping the organisation you volunteer for, and you're also helping the people, communities, animals or environments they represent.

What turns that donation into an investment is that you get back far more than you give. And for whatever you want to get out of volunteering, there is an opportunity that can help realise it.

Just want to help out? Looking to learn new skills? Keen to meet other people? Fired up to make a difference? Volunteering can help you do it. For that reason alone volunteering can be one of the most rewarding investments you'll ever make.

The best way to find out about volunteering is from volunteers themselves. Click on the links below to hear about different volunteer experiences or visit our volunteer stories page.

Whether you have a little or lots of time to give there should be something there for you. Find out more on our frequently asked questions page or click here to start your search now!