Pledge to volunteer in 2018

21 December 2017

The Volunteer Pledge campaign begins on New Year's Day and runs throughout January.


It encourages the general public to make a pledge to volunteer in 2018 while New Year's resolutions are still fresh. At the end of every month, pledgees will receive an email with links to volunteering opportunities across the country.

Volunteering is good for individuals, communities and wider society. Volunteering has also flatlined at 27% of the volunteering population and arguably declined in terms of volunteering hours.

Volunteer Scotland are delighted to support initiatives aimed at increasing volunteering participation across Scotland.

The campaign has been developed by the team at the International Voluntary Service who are encouraging other civil society organisations to support the initiative.

They state, "starting the volunteering adventure couldn't be easier than by Making the Pledge. Make a Resolution in the New Year that Will Have a Real Impact!"