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Volunteer Opportunities

Skye, Lochalsh, Wester Ross

Current Volunteering Opportunities

There are many different volunteering opportunities across Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross from working in a charity shop to giving people advice and becoming and advocate. SLCVO staff are here to help find the most suitable position for you.


Contact us on or call 01478 612921 to chat about current volunteering opportunities in your area.  

You can keep up to date with opportunities:

  • On our Facebook page here

  • On the Volunteer Scotland website here 

  • On the Aye Volunteer app here

We also have a Volunteer Booklet which you can download 

  • Skye & Lochalsh Volunteer Booklet here (to be published mid-July)

  • Wester Ross Volunteer Booklet here (to be published mid-July)

Register your interest with SLCVO

To register your interest in becoming a volunteer please contact the Skye & Lochalsh CVO office on 01478 612921 or email Once you have registered a member of our team will arrange to speak with you in more detail about your interests to ensure we can help find you the best role.  


Things to ask yourself before you contact us:

  • What kinds of role are you interested in?

  • What activities you would enjoy?

  • What would you like to give or gain by volunteering?

  • When are you available?

Your answers will help identify roles to suit your needs or organisations who you would like to volunteer for.

Although there are many different volunteering opportunities, from being a charity trustee to helping put in a shop, if we are unable to find a role that you like, we will we work with local groups to try and create a  bespoke opportunity for you. And, if you need a bit more help to get into Volunteering our Development Officer can support your first contact with a group and arrange a buddy volunteering visit.

Trustee Volunteering

There are over 400 voluntary, third sector organisations in Skye, Lochalsh and Wester Ross and most are governed by volunteers.  Whether these volunteers are called board members, Trustees or Directors – it is they who govern the organisation and make sure it achieves its aims. The role of the Trustee is a rewarding, varied and challenging one and groups need people with a variety of skills and experiences for a board to function well.

SLCVO run a subscription service for people who are thinking of becoming a Trustee. If you subscribe we will keep you updated by email every time we publish a new opportunity on behalf of an organisation. You can subscribe here

Volunteer for the Emergency Services 

In the Highlands volunteers are a key element of our emergency services. From the police to mountain rescue these groups and organisations are always looking for new volunteers and work with SLCVO to promote their events and opportunities.

To find more information about their volunteering opportunities click on the links below:

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Many people want to know what to expect while volunteering and if it will affect their income. We have gathered together answers to the questions we get asked frequently here.

Volunteer for your Community Council

Join together with your neighbours on issues affecting your local area by joining/attending/supporting your local Community Council. Find more information here

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Aye Volunteer, developed by the Highland Third Sector Interface, allows groups to post volunteering opportunities available from across the Highland. This app is free, easy to use, and will enable a quicker connection between those looking for opportunities and those needing volunteers.

Find out more here.

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