Volunteering Opportunities


The area of Liberton Gilmerton takes pride in the fact that large numbers of local people give their time freely to support others through volunteering opportunities.

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh South helps people who are unemployed into volunteering, as a route to work.  Volunteering for as little as 3 hours a week can greatly improve your chances of getting a job.  Volunteering can help you:

  • Develop skills and access training.
  • Improve confidence and motivation.
  • Improve your CV and gain a reference.
  • Learn more about an area of work you're interested in.
  • Give something back to your community.
  • Help a cause you feel passionate about.
  • Have fun!                                      

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh South can give you:

  • Access to information on over 450 different volunteering opportunities.
  • Help to discover which volunteering roles best suit your goals, skills, interests and personality.
  • Support to contact organisations about becoming a volunteer.
  • Advice about gaining training through volunteering.
  • Information on claiming expenses.
  • Guidance about volunteering while claiming benefits.
  • On-going coaching once you're in volunteering, to help you get the most out of the experience.

The link below provides the most up to date opportunities

May 2013 Volunteering Opportunities.

Further Info:

Nick Woodhead


Neighbourhood Development Worker

Gate 13

13 Newtoft Street Edinburgh, EH17 8RG

T: 0131 258 7034

Mobile: 07504 733 986



VOLUNTEER CENTRE EDINBURGH CRAIGMILLAR c/o Cyrenians Learning and Work, Hays Community Business Centre, 6 Hay Avenue, Craigmillar, Edinburgh, EH16 4AQ

0131 657 5099 (Mondays and Thursdays)