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

Next meeting: 07 June 2018

This meeting will be held at 1.15pm in the Sir Alexander Fleming Room (CR3). This meeting will include the AGM.






Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members


Volunteer Scotland - secretary

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland - secretary

Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations

Befriending Networks

Big Lottery Fund

Breast Cancer Care Scotland

Breast Cancer Now

Camphill Scotland

Cancer Research UK

Carnegie UK Trust

Changing Faces


Children 1st

Clackmananshire Third Sector Interface

Cruse Scotland

CVS Falkirk

CVS Inverclyde

Dyslexia Scotland

Engage Renfrewshire

Exchange Scotland

Fife Voluntary Action

Fresh Start

Fresh Start

Glasgow Life

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs

Highland Third Sector Interface

Home start UK

Inverclyde Community Development Trust

Lead Scotland

Life Changes Trust

MacMillian Cancer Support

MSP (Con)

National Autistic Society

NHS Fife

NHS Health Scotland

NHS Tayside Board

Open Secret

Paths for all

PKAVS Volunteering Hub

Planning Aid for Scotland



Red Cross

Rowan Alba Limited

Royal Voluntary Service


Scottish Drugs Forum

Scottish Government

Scottish Government Third Sector Unit

Scottish Men's Shed

Scottish Sports Association (SSA)

Scottish Water Ways Trust

Scouts Scotland



Smoke Free Homes

South Lanarkshire Council

St Andrew's First Aid

Stirling Voluntary Enterprise


The Food Train

The Internaltional Voluntary Service

The State Hospital

TSI Ayrshire

TSI Moray


VC Borders

Voluntary Action Fund

Voluntary Action Scotland

Voluntary Action South Ayrshire

Voluntary Action South Lananrkshire

Voluntary Arts Scotland

Voluntary Health Scotland

Volunteer Centre Dundee

Volunteer Centre East Ayrshire

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh

Volunteer Edinburgh

Volunteer Glasgow

Volunteer Midlothian

Youth Link Scotland

Get involved

Next meeting:
07 June 2018





Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP 

Scottish Parliament
Holyrood Road
EH99 1SP   

0131 348 5823 

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