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This Cross-party group's purpose:

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.

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Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Margaret Starkie


Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

Balfour, Jeremy

Jeremy Balfour


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Choudhury, Foysol

Foysol Choudhury


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

MacGregor, Fulton

Fulton MacGregor

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Coatbridge and Chryston (Constituency)

Briggs, Miles

Miles Briggs


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Cole-Hamilton, Alex

Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for: Edinburgh Western (Constituency)

O'Kane, Paul

Paul O'Kane


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: West Scotland (Region)


Volunteer Scotland - secretary

Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations



Alzheimer Scotland

Argyll & Bute Council

Argyll TSI


Befriending Networks

Big Lottery Fund

Breast Cancer Care Scotland

Breast Cancer Now

Breast Feeding Network

British Heart Foundation

Camphill Scotland

Cancer Research UK's Cancer Campaigns Ambassador Programme

Cancer Support Scotland

Cancer Support UK

Carnegie UK Trust

Changing Faces

Charity Retail Association


Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland

Citizen Advice Scotland

Compassion Edinburgh - Local Volunteer Group

Creative Lives


Cruse Scotland

CVS Falkirk

CVS Inverclyde

Dyslexia Scotland

Edinburgh Children's Charity

Engage Renfrewshire

Fife Voluntary Action

Fresh Start


Guide Dogs Scotland

Highland Third Sector Interface

Home start UK

Home-start Scotland

Impact Funding Partners

Institute of Fundraising Scotland

Intergenerational National Network

Lead Scotland

Leonard Cheshire


MacMillian Cancer Support

Museum and Galleries

National Autistic Society

NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland

NHS Tayside Board

Paths for all

PKAVS Volunteering Hub

Planning Aid for Scotland

positive help Edinburgh



Rowan Alba Limited

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

Royal Voluntary Service

Science Connects University of Glasgow

Scottish Drugs Forum

Scottish Men's Shed

Scottish Sports Association (SSA)

Scottish Water Ways Trust

Scouts Scotland


Shelter Scotland

Sistema Scotland

South Lanarkshire Council

St Andrew's First Aid

Stirling Voluntary Enterprise


Stroke Association

Stroke Support - Scotland

The Food Train

The Health Agency

The International Voluntary Service

The Machan Trust

The State Hospital

The Wood Foundation

TSI Ayrshire

TSI Highland

TSI Moray

VC Borders

Voluntary Action Shetland

Voluntary Action South Ayrshire

Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire

Voluntary Health Scotland

Volunteer Centre East Ayrshire

Volunteer Centre Western Isles

Volunteer Edinburgh

Volunteer Glasgow

Volunteer Midlothian

Volunteering Matters

Wellbeing Scotland

Youth Link Scotland

Group work

Annual return / report

Annual return / report