Opportunities for Volunteers

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Volunteers are vital to the work that we do. People from all walks of life give their time, skills and experience to support Lead’s positive impact across Scotland.

Where can you volunteer?

We have different roles supporting people with learning in:

  • Fife
  • Dundee
  • Perth
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Aberdeen
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Moray
  • Highland


We are also looking for volunteers to support with befriending in:

  • Fife (adults and young carers aged 12-18)

What will you be doing?

We offer a personalised service to learners and befriendees, which means every person has different goals and interests. Volunteers can support with lots of different types of learning and areas. You can take part in:

  • Supporting a learner or befriendee 1 to 1
  • Helping with subjects like literacy, numeracy, form-filling, communication and digital skills
  • Supporting a group of learners to achieve a qualification
  • Supporting a Learning Coordinator
  • Helping us develop learning resources like our Open University in Scotland digital skills course
  • Contributing to advertising Lead’s work by recording videos, taking photos and sharing your story

You can volunteer remotely from home or in person, depending on Covid-19 safety measures. Out-of-pocket travel expenses are reimbursed.

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What are the benefits of volunteering?

  • Meet new people
  • Develop your interpersonal and communication skills
  • Make a difference to inequality by widening access to learning
  • Develop your CV – many volunteers have gained or changed employment by volunteering with us!
  • Self development through volunteer training
  • Volunteer flexibly around your other commitments

Want to make a difference by becoming a volunteer?

Thanks so much for your interest! Please fill in our enquiry form and a member of our head office will be in touch with the next steps to becoming a volunteer.

Check out our project pages to learn more about each project.

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Existing Volunteer?

Existing volunteers with Lead Scotland can find more information and support on our volunteers page.

Investing in Volunteers

We are committed to providing inclusive volunteering, which is why we are part of Volunteer Scotland’s Inclusive Volunteering strategic group.

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.


Related publications

Volunteer Enquiry Form

Volunteer Policy