Services and support within each Local Authority, Jobcentre
Plus or Health Board area.
Volunteering is a significant element within Scottish society.
The Scottish Government's 2012 Scottish Household Survey shows that
29% of the adult population had formally volunteered at some time
over that year. As well as supporting your local community,
volunteering - and particularly formal volunteering - is
increasingly regarded as a extremely useful activity to help people
back into work.
The employability benefits of volunteering include:
Supported Volunteering refers to schemes where volunteers
receive additional support in order to carry out their volunteer
roles. For instance, they may:
The support offered can take many forms and will depend on the
individual volunteer's needs. For instance:
Information on volunteering can be found at: