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Start Volunteering 

In Skye and Lochalsh, there's a wide array of volunteering opportunities, ranging from supporting charity shops to providing advocacy and advice. Our team at SLCVO is dedicated to helping you find the perfect role.


If you are interested in volunteering, you can search for opportunities on:

  • Our Facebook page here

  • Volunteer Scotland website here 

  • The Aye Volunteer app here

Even if you haven't found a role that suits you, don't worry! We collaborate with local groups to tailor-make volunteering opportunities just for you. Plus, if you need extra support getting started, our Development Officer can assist with your initial contact with a group or arrange a buddy volunteering visit.

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.

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Volunteering is important because it enables individuals to help others in a selfless way. When individuals volunteer they may choose to help people, support causes and provide assistance to their local community. See why people volunteer here

Volunteer with the Emergency Services

In the Highlands volunteers are a key element of our emergency services. To find out more information about their volunteering opportunities click on the links below:

Trustees and Board Members 

With over 200 third sector organisations in Skye and Lochalsh, the backbone of their governance often sits with volunteers. Whether referred to as Board Members, Trustees, or Directors, the role is rewarding, varied and challenging. Groups need people with a variety of skills and experiences to thrive. If you're interested in exploring volunteering opportunities for a board, contact us at for further information.

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