We may be small,
but we do big things!

Volunteer Dundee believes that volunteering changes lives and helps to make Dundee a better place. Volunteering could change your life, and through it you could change the lives of others; are you ready to be a part of that? Do you have what it takes to make a difference – because we think that you do!

Dundee is a Volunteering City

The City of Discovery

Over 30,000 people give their time to support their community every year, making Dundee one of the most active volunteering places in Scotland. This amazing commitment is estimated to be worth about £35 million per year – but to those who are part of it, and who benefit from what they do, it is worth so much more!

Volunteering for All – Scotland’s National Volunteering Framework

Throughout 2018,  a number of key partners across Scotland’s volunteer and community sector, local government, NHS, academics, social researchers and volunteers jointly, with the Scottish Government, developed a National Framework for Volunteering.

The objective of the Framework is to: Set out clearly and in one place a coherent and compelling narrative for volunteering; Define the key outcomes desired for volunteering in Scotland over the next ten years; Identify the key data and evidence that will inform, indicate and drive performance at a national and local level; and Enable informed debate and decision about the optimal combination of programmes, investments and interventions.

As Cabinet Secretary for Local Government and Communities, Aileen Campbell MSP notes ‘volunteering is key to us achieving our shared ambition of a fairer and more prosperous country with equality of opportunity for all – a country where everyone has the chance to participate and make a difference. Volunteering is at the heart of everything that we do as a Government, and is the golden thread running through all of our policies and contributing right across the National Outcomes in the National Performance Framework.’


Please find the Framework available to download here:



Are you interested?

Would you like to find out more?

If you’re a person who wants to get involved and is interested in making a difference visit our volunteering page where you can search for vacancies, find out about how volunteering could help you  AND others in Dundee and how you take the important next steps that will see you becoming part of a movement in the city.

View Volunteer page

If you would rather speak to us in person, come find us in your community at one of our pop up shops

View Outreach page

Supporting Organisations

If you’re an organisation that wants to learn more about how you can get volunteers involved in what you do and magnify the difference that you are making, then visit our organisational support page where you can find out about how you get started and the support that we can offer you.

Involve your Organisation

If you are interested in volunteering for yourself, or want to find out what volunteers can bring to your organisation, you can click on the links above or give the team a call for an initial chat – 01382 305705