Come along to Scotland's Biggest Volunteer Recruitment Fair!

welcome photo

Pictured: Volunteer Edinburgh staff and volunteers.

You can view photos from last years fair on our Facebook page here. If you are tweeting about this years fair then please use the hashtag #edvolfair17.

Wednesday 20 September 2017 from 11am to 7pm at St Paul's and St George's Church on York Place

If you’re considering volunteering, this is a fantastic opportunity to meet face to face with over 50 organisations currently looking for volunteers plus access to hundreds of other volunteering opportunities, all under one roof. Last year our volunteer recruitment fair helped over 1,100 people in their search for volunteering opportunities and make connections with the organisations that needed them. Make sure you’re one of them this year.

We know that amongst the many benefits of volunteering, trying out different kinds of work and building experience towards employment is often an important factor in thinking about volunteering options. Because of this we’ll be running volunteering and employment workshops throughout the fair that you can drop into and talk about how volunteering can give you the added advantage to get that new job.

Interested in booking a stall at this year’s fair?
Unfortunately we are now fully-booked for the fair. If you would like to be added to a waiting list please contact our Events team at


Already booked as a Stallholder?
For a stallholder map of the venue please click here.
Please find the stall holder Exhibitors Guide here, and a Risk Assessment for the fair here. If you have any questions about these resources please contact our events team at
If you'd like to help us to spread the word about the fair you can download our event flyer and poster by clicking on the links below:
A6 Recruitment Fair Flyer
A3 Recruitment Fair Poster


Here’s what past visitors to the recruitment fair have said:
"Great event environment lay-out Great Opportunity to not only meet potential volunteers but network this is not common. Thanks".

"Really impressed with how many people attended today, we had to replenish our info packs as we underestimated the demand. I would really come definitely come again as it was very worthwhile".

“There is such a variety of organisations looking for volunteers! I was amazed. I had the chance to talk face to face with a number that had opportunities that I found very interesting and really looking forward to getting started. I don’t think I could have got this far so quickly in my search without the opportunity to have direct conversations with so many organisations”.
“It makes such a difference having human contact rather than trawling a website – I could really get a feel for what an organisation was about and make sure that they were the right ones for me. Really very helpful”.
"I was astounded at the wide range in the city."
"Very friendly people on stalls. Lots of info and well organised. Thank you!"
"Struggling to find my career so this is helpful in finding out what things I can do to help me and give me more experience."
"Surprised to find exciting groups I'd never heard of almost on my doorstep."
"Lots on offer, people friendly approachable and willing to answer questions."

We also asked visitors to give us one word to sum up the Volunteer Fair for them. Here is what they said about last year presented as a word cloud:

  wordcloud 2015

If you are a visitor you don't need to book, just turn up at St Paul's and St George's, York Place on Wednesday 20 September anytime between 11am and 7pm - we will be pleased to welcome you.
Not sure where you are going? Click here for a map!

Please Note: If you are looking for a guide to the fair including a visitors venue map, we are in the process of putting these together and they will be published on this webpage closer to the event so please visit us again for more information.