Opportunities for Volunteers

We have many different types of volunteer roles that support learners, local projects and the wider organisation. Contact a your local Co-ordinator, please see the Local Services box on the right of this page, to find out about current volunteer vacancies. Then read our Volunteer Application Pack and apply to volunteer with Lead Scotland. There are many benefits to be gained from volunteering: 

  • Self development through volunteer training opportunities
  • meet new people
  • Add value to your curriculum vitae (many volunteers have gained or changed employment by volunteering with Lead)
  • Have your out-of-pocket travel expenses paid
  • Volunteer flexibly to suit your other commitments
  • Widen access to learning and make a difference
  • We can provide a reference to a future employer if that would be helpful
  • Receive certificates of attendance for training undertaken
  • We are committed to offering inclusive volunteering opportunities and we want you to have a good experience volunteering with Lead.



36.5% of our pool of registered volunteers completed our 2015 volunteer impact survey and 100% of them said that they’d recommend volunteering with Lead to a friend. Full results of our 2015 volunteer survey.

Investing in Volunteers


Lead Scotland has held the quality standard, Investing in Volunteers, since 2005. We are keen to offer a good quality volunteering experience. Contact us if you have suggestions on ways in which we can improve our services to volunteers.