Volunteer activity is what keeps our region thriving. Whether its planting flower beds to keep our streets looking beautiful, helping out at a youth group or looking after our museums, volunteering makes a huge difference to our communities.

View recording of the Volunteering Webinar - 2nd June

A big thank you from the Council

Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do. It can help you gain new skills and experience or use skills you already have. It is an opportunity to connect with others, make new friends, and to gain confidence through taking on a challenge and building a sense of achievement. It's excellent for your CV or to give back to your community.

No matter what your interests are or why you want to volunteer, there is an opportunity for everyone, and we want to ensure that everyone has a great time while volunteering.

If you want to volunteer with a council service, you can send an expression of interest form to VolunteerGuidance@dumgal.gov.uk. If you are interested in volunteering in a school you should contact the head teacher.

Some services you might be interested in include:

  • Arts and Museums
  • Clean DG
  • Countryside Rangers
  • Education
  • Libraries and Archives
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Leisure and Sport
  • Youth Work

If you want to get involved in your local community, contact your local community council.

Find your nearest community council

If you want to volunteer with a community organisation, you can find more information at Third Sector Dumfries and Galloway.

Please Note: Due to the incredible response we have had to the coronavirus situation already, Third Sector are currently not taking requests from any new volunteers to help with Covid-19 related activity.

Volunteer Scotland advertise volunteering opportunities with hundreds of organisations across the country on their website, as well as lots more information about what you can expect as a volunteer.

Feedback from some of our volunteers

View Interviews with some volunteers


"Volunteering with Active Schools has helped me develop new skills such as communication skills, team-work, and confidence I didn't know I had." - Jessica

"As a Bookbug volunteer, the challenge has kept my mind and body active and has/continues to be one of the most rewarding things I have ever done. Every session brings a huge smile on my face, I simply love volunteering!" -Rosie

Page last updated: 29/09/2020
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