Volunteering And The Voluntary Sector

Purpose of the group

To provide a Parliamentary forum bringing together voluntary sector groups and organisations encouraging volunteering with MSPs to developing an understanding of the social and economic role of the sector; to engage with the Scottish Government and local government on issues of importance to the sector, including the role of the national and local compacts and a volunteering strategy; and to provide understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing the sector and to inform policy on how best the potential of the sector can be fully realised in the interests of local communities

Forthcoming meetings

23 April 2014 at 6pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4).

18 June 2014 at 6pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4).

Next meeting: 23 April 2014

This meeting, including AGM, will be held at 6pm in the James Clerk Maxwell Room (CR4).


Annual Return/Report

Group Officers

Group Members


SCVO - Secretariat

Volunteer Development Scotland - Secretariat

Action on Hearing Loss Scotland

Action for Children

Age Scotland

Befriending Network Scotland

British Heart Foundation


Chest, Heart and Stroke Scotland

Children 1st

Citizens Advice Edinburgh

Citizens Advice Scotland

Community Service Volunteers



CSV/RSVP Community Transport Project


Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council

Eighteen and Under

Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens

Gay Men’s Health

Glasgow Council for Voluntary Service

Headway UK

Institute of Fundraising

LEAD Scotland

LGBT Scotland

Leonard Chesire Disability

Scottish Youth Parliament

MacMillan @ Glasgow Libraries

Musselburgh Museum and Heritage Group

National Forum on Older Volunteering

Paths for All

Planning Aid Scotland

Perth and Kinross Society for the Blind


The Red Cross



Scottish Disability Equality Forum

Scottish Sports Association

Scottish Swimming


Student Association of the West of Scotland

The Stroke Association

St Andrew's First Aid

The Yard Scotland

Turning Point Scotland

University of Edinburgh

Voluntary Action Fund

Voluntary Arts Scotland

Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian

Volunteer Centre East Dunbartonshire

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh

Volunteer Health Scotland

Waverley Care

West Dunbartonshire Community and Volunteering Services

Youth Link Scotland


Volunteer Centre Borders

Borders Third Sector Partnership

Volunteer Glasgow

Scottish Huntington's Association

Get involved

Next meeting:
23 April 2014



Tel: 01786 479593


Margaret McDougall MSP

Scottish Parliament
EH99 1SP

0131 348 6425