Set your stall out at Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Posted on 01/09/2014 by


Edinburgh’s annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair takes place later this month. The Recruitment Fair is the biggest event of its kind in Scotland and offers great opportunities for organisations and volunteers …


Volunteering Centre Edinburgh’s Craig Turner explains:

“With over a thousand members of the public expected, this is a great recruitment and networking opportunity.

Now firmly positioned as the capital’s volunteering event of the year, the fair will showcase volunteering opportunities from across the city, helping to put volunteers in touch with volunteer involving organisations and vice-versa.

When? Wednesday 24th September 2014
What time? Open to the public between 11.00am – 7.00pm
Where? At St Paul’s and St George’s Church on York Place

How much will it cost? Depending on your organisation’s income between £50 and £170 for a single stall.

Bookings and stalls will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Book now to avoid disappointment! Download the Booking Form

During last year’s hugely successful event, almost 1,000 visitors were introduced to roles as diverse as pond cleaning, working with young people and befriending. An equally wide variety of opportunities is expected to be available in 2014. Will your organisation be part of it?

We always receive lots of positive feedback from both the public and stall holders, here are a few comments from stallholders last year:

“A really lovely day, very worthwhile and enjoyable”
“Venue was excellent. Well laid out and plenty of room to walk around”
“Had doubts because of the road works, but was still really busy!”


When members of the public were asked to sum-up their experience of the Volunteer Recruitment Fair in ONE word here’s what they said: “Informative, Relaxing, Enlightening, Revealing, Useful, Helpful, Informing, Busy, Good, Overwhelming, Interesting, Inspiring, Varied, Lively, Buzzing, Inspiring, Welcoming, Busy, Organised, Worthwhile, Encouraging, Excellent, Stimulating, Timely, Comprehensive, Opportunity, Enthusiatic, Friendly, Effective, Engaging, Insightful, Energy, Comprehensive, Fantastic, Full, Great, Eye-opening, Kindness, Brilliant, Wonderful, Uplifting, Expansive, Mind-expanding, Determination, Variety”

Check out our Photo Album from last year.

Showcase your Volunteering Opportunities this year and help us make it even better!


Craig Turner, Edinburgh Volunteering Centre

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