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

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Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members


Volunteer Scotland - secretary

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland 

Voluntary Arts Scotland

Volunteer Glasgow

Scouts Scotland


Befriending Networks

TSI Moray 

CVS Inverclyde

Volunteer Centre Dundee

Dyslexia Scotland

VC Borders

Aberdeen Council of Voluntary Organisations

Volunteer Edinburgh

Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire 

CVS Falkirk 

Volunteer Midlothian

Voluntary Arts Scotland

Volunteer Centre East Ayrshire

Project Scotland

Breast Cancer Care Scotland

Big Lottery Fund

Open Secret 

Voluntary Action Fund


Children 1st

Lead Scotland

Fresh Start

Home start UK

TSI Ayrshire

Carnegie UK Trust

Changing Faces

Exchange Scotland

Guide Dogs

Red Cross

Scottish Sports Association (SSA)

St Andrew's First Aid

Voluntary Action South Ayrshire

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh

Youth Link Scotland

NHS Health Scotland


The Food Train

National Autistic Society 

Fife Voluntary Action 

Clackmannanshire Third Sector Interface

PKAVS Volunteering Hub

Engage Renfrewshire

Scottish Water Ways Trust

Highland Third Sector Interface

Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise

CVS Inverclyde

The State Hospital

Voluntary Health Scotland

Planning Aid for Scotland 

Volunteer Centre East Ayrshire

Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire 

Scottish Government Third Sector Unit 

Shelter Scotland

Rowan Alba Limited

Highland Third Sector Interface

Voluntary Action Scotland


Camphill Scotland 

NHS Tayside Board

Cruse Scotland 

Royal Voluntary Service 

Fresh Start

Paths for all 

Cancer Research UK

PKAVS Volunteering Hub

Scottish Drugs Forum 

Breast Cancer Now 

Scottish Men's Shed 

South Lanarkshire Council

Cancer Research UK's Cancer Campaigns Ambassador Programme

MacMillian Cancer Support

Intergenerational National Network


Scottish Water Ways Trust

Volunteering Matters

Contact the Elderly 

Argyll TSI 

Argyll & Bute Council

Citizen Advice Scotland 

The Machan Trust


CSR Scotland 


Senior Researcher Office of Graham Simpson MSP

Volunteer Centre Western Isles


Fife Voluntary Action

The International Voluntary Service 

National Autistic Society 

Leonard Cheshire

Glasgow Caledonian University 

Breast Feeding Network 

The Wood Foundation 

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

LAMH World of Work


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Cross Party Groups and GDPR

Please note that some Cross-Party Groups have external organisations that provide secretariat support to the Group. These organisations manage your information in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements. The links to the privacy policies, of the organisations that have provided them to the Scottish Parliament are available on our website.

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