Purpose of the group

To raise awareness of volunteering in all sectors to ultimately increase participation rates in all its forms. 

To ensure volunteering has a high profile in the Scottish Parliament and influence Scottish Government Policy.

To ensure opportunities for volunteering are recognised across all SG directorates.   

Examination and sharing of research in other parts of UK and beyond.

To liaise and work with other CPGs to promote volunteering.

Forthcoming meetings

7 June 2017 room and time to be confirmed. This meeting will include the AGM.

Next meeting: 29 March 2017

This meeting will be held at 1pm in the Adam Smith Room (CR5).



Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members


Volunteer Scotland and Scottish Volunteering Forum - joint secretary

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland  

Voluntary Arts Scotland 

Volunteer Glasgow 

Scouts Scotland 


Befriending Networks 

Planning Aid for Scotland 

TSI Moray  

St Andrew's First Aid 


CVS Inverclyde 

Volunteer Centre Dundee 

Dyslexia Scotland 

VC Borders 


Institute of fundraising 

Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations 

Volunteer Edinburgh 

Home-Start UK 

Voluntary Action SouthLanarkshire  

CVS Falkirk  

Volunteer Midlothian 

Voluntary Arts Scotland 

Volunteer Centre East Ayrshire 

changing faces 

Breast Cancer Care Scotland 

Big Lottery Fund 

Open Secret  

Voluntary Action Fund 

Friends of the Pentlands 


Age Scotland 

Volunteer Edinburgh  


Lead Scotland 

CVS Falkirk 

Equal Scotland 

Fresh Start 

Home start UK 

TSI Ayrshire 

Project Scotland  

Scottish Sports Association (SSA) 

Children 1st 


Third Sector, Dumfries and Galloway

Guide Dogs 

Red Cross

Youth Link Scotland

NHS Health Scotland

The Food Train

Glasgow Life 

Voluntary Health Scotland

National Autistic Society 

MacMillian Cancer Support

Fife Voluntary Action 

Clackmananshire Third Sector Interface

PKAVS Volunteering Hub

Engage Renfrewshire

Scottish Water Ways Trust

Highland Third Sector Interface

Stirling Voluntary Enterprise

Inverclyde Community Development Trust 

The State Hospital

NHS Fife

Highland Third Sector Interface


Camphill Scotland 

Ninewells Hospital 

Cruse Scotland 

Royal Voluntary Service

Get involved

Next meeting:
29 March 2017





Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP 

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP   

0131 348 5823