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Become a volunteer

Volunteering is mainly about giving something back to the community and helping others, but it's a great way to help yourself too.

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Benefits of volunteering

  • You can get an insight into an area of work you're interested in.

  • You get to meet new people and grow your network.

  • You can learn new skills and practice your existing skills.

  • You can demonstrate a commitment to work on your CV.

  • You get to have fun!


A young person’s guide to working & volunteering in Scotland’s third sector

What exactly is the third sector? What kind of jobs are available?


The Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) have produced this guide to working in Scotland's third sector which will answer all your burning questions about volunteering and working in the third sector.

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Find a volunteering opportunity


In addition to contacting your local charities, you can find volunteering opportunities near you on