Upcoming Volunteer Training and Events



Peer Learning and Support offer a wide range of workshops. Find out more here.


Main Library Outreach

Meet our Volunteering Ambassadors and find out about how you can get involved. 

Every second tuesday during term time, 12-2pm at the Main Library 


The Volunteering Service @ King's Buildings House

Come and speak to the Volunteering Service staff and find the perfect volunteering role for you!

Tuesdays 2-5pm, The Advice Place Office, King's Buildings House during term time.



Past Events


Cardmaking drop-ins

The Students' Association Volunteering Service organises regular cardmaking drop-in for several charities throughout the semester at Central and KB. Take a moment for yourself and a moment to help someone else, while getting crafty.


Edinburgh Pad Project

Learn a new skill, meet new people and make a difference! This workshop is a collaboration between Edinburgh Remakery and Edinburgh University Students’ Association Volunteering Service.


The pads made will be donated to The Homeless Period and Leith Food Bank. In this workshop you will learn basic sewing machine skills and get a pattern to take home to make pads yourself.


Most sanitary pads end up in landfill and take hundreds of years to degrade. Making reusable pads is a way to promote sustainability, while helping those in need. This event was held three times in Semester 2, 2019.

Edinburgh Remakery is located at 127 Leith Walk, Edinburgh EH6 8NP.






Student Volunteering Week, 11-17 Feb 2019


Student Volunteering Week is a national celebration of the impact of student volunteers and sees thousands of students around the UK engaging in community life through tackling social and environmental challenges, supporting local causes and volunteering in the community. Students are often at the forefront of change and getting involved offers a great opportunity for students to develop their skills while forming key partnerships in local communities. The Volunteering Service at the Students' Association encourages students, the university, social enterprises and charities to get involved and we have a very exciting events programme below.


11 February

Cardmaking Drop-in, Chaplaincy, 12 - 2pm


12 February
Volunteering Stall at the Main Library, 12 - 2pm

Volunteering Service at the Advice Place, King’s Buildings House, 2 - 5pm

Emotional Intelligence Workshop, 6 - 7.30pm (SOLD OUT)


13 February
Little France Stall with Volunteering Ambassador, Thomas Evans, 11.30am - 1.30pm

The Edinburgh Pad Project, Edinburgh ReMakery, 12 - 3pm
Team Volunteering - Painting Volunteer with The Open Door


14 February
Screening of The Love You Give – short film about orphanage volunteering, 6pm


15 February

Volunteering Stall at Easter Bush, 12 - 2pm


Emotional Intelligence Workshop

This workshop will explore some of the techniques of Emotional Intelligence. Emotional Intelligence is the ability to understand the way people feel and react and to use this skill to make good judgements and to solve problems.

12 Feb, 6-7.30pm

Appleton Tower, 2.14


Volunteering Ambassador Drop-in
Drop by the Activities Lounge at Pleasance to talk to our Volunteering Ambassadors about their experiences and how you can get involved with volunteering and how it can benefit your wellbeing. 

Mental Health and Wellbeing Week
12 Nov, 1-3pm
14 Nov, 3-5pm


CAREERS FAIR 2018: Volunteering & Third Sector Jobs

This event is organised jointly by University of Edinburgh Careers Service and Edinburgh University Students’ Association and takes place each October. At this event you can meet with a range of third sector UK organisations (charities, not-for-profits and social enterprises) and find out about paid and voluntary roles, as well as careers and advice on routes into this sector. Find the perfect role for you!


This year, the event welcomed over 1000 students from all degree disciplines.