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Edinburgh's Annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair

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Saint Paul's & Saint George's Church

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Annual Volunteer Recruitment Fair



We welcome stall applications from volunteer involving organisations (such as registered charities, social enterprises, community interest companies, and public/statutory bodies such as the local council, NHS and Police). Please also ensure that you review and are in accord with our values before booking a stall. If you have any queries about your eligibility to host a stall please get in-touch.

Date Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Times 11am to 7pm (organisations can set-up their stalls between 10am and 11am)

Venue St Paul’s and St George’s Church (P&Gs)

Address Access via York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3RH (at the top of Broughton Street)

Cost Free entry to members of the public– no need to book – just turn-up!



The fair will feature:


  • Over 50 organisations looking for volunteers

  • volunteering and employment specialists

  • a friendly café to relax and refresh in

  • access to hundreds of volunteering opportunities across the city

  • free employability workshops

If you are looking for a way to recruit more diverse and skilled volunteers, then why not book a stall at Edinburgh’s Volunteer Recruitment Fair? The biggest event of its kind in Scotland, this is a great recruitment and networking opportunity.

Now firmly positioned as the capital’s volunteering event of the year, the fair will showcase volunteering opportunities from across the city, helping to put volunteers in touch with volunteer involving organisations and vice-versa.




How much will it cost?

Depending on your organisation’s income for a single stall. Stalls will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Every stall booked will include 2 lots of catering vouchers – and each lot includes 2 refreshment vouchers, and 1 lunch voucher.

The vouchers can be redeemed at the café inside the venue.

We understand that staff handover will happen throughout the course of the event, and for that reason we are offering organisations to purchase additional vouchers at £9.54 each (must be booked in advance).

During last year’s hugely successful event, We had 58 stalls and 1,100 visitors to the event, up from last year.

An equally wide variety of opportunities is expected to be available in 2017. Will your organisation be part of it?



Feedback from stallholders:

Of the 49 stallholders who took the time to complete their evaluation forms 100% answered yes to the question ‘Was the venue a good choice for this type of event?’ and ‘Did Volunteer Edinburgh provide you with all the support you needed before and during the fair?’.

98% of respondents agreed that having a stall at the fair was a worthwhile use of their time, and 96% agreed that the fair was good value for money. This is an excellent result, and we are delighted that the efforts of all our staff and volunteers were appreciated, thank you!




Comments from previous years:

"Always a great source of vols & networking"

"Very impressed by all aspects of the fair, delighted with the fact you managed to squeeze us in. The dogs appreciated the extra space that the foyer afforded them!"

"Very worthwhile this year, thank you"

"Very well organised & promoted. Well done to everyone involved."

The event was very well run and it has been worthwhile to meet other organisations and network

Excellent day. Staff very helpful. Far busier than expected. Bringing more staff next time

“Different types of people attended the fair (this year). Last year (there) were a lot more students – some of which wouldn’t be suitable to volunteer with us. This year I spoke to more suitable people and had better quality conversations around volunteering with

“Great Day

“Found venue to be perfect choice. Good size and layout along with being central and easy for people to find. Fair has proved to be excellent networking opportunity

“Really well run event. Surpassed our expectations! Everything was absolutely brilliant!”

“A very successful day. Recruiting 116 volunteers, and many more away with details

“Nice venue, great networking. Well done to all involved”

“Really enjoyable and also did a lot of networking with other organisations. Well done Volunteer Edinburgh!”

“Good venue in terms of space and easy and accessible. Received a lot of interest from people. Good networking opportunities”

“Absolutely fantastic response, amazed at the amount of interest and response. Many skilled workers in different fields eager to support, colleges, large businesses looking to at team challenges. Brilliant event. Thank you

Other visitors to the recruitment fair said:

"Friendly people, good variety of volunteering opportunites"

"Workshops - really valuable to hear current volunteers expeirence. Great variety"

“Staff were really friendly and helpful and all credit to the girl with the sign in the rain! Food was delicious too”

“Found venue to be perfect choice. Good size and layout along with being central and easy for people to find. Fair has proved to be excellent networking opportunity

“Really well run event. Surpassed our expectations! Everything was absolutely brilliant!”

“Nice venue, great networking. Well done to all involved” "Lots on offer, people friendly approachable and willing to answer questions."


Check out our Photo Album from last year.

https://www.facebook.com/196763193672925/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1465319066817325

If you are tweeting about this years fair then please use the hashtag #edvolfair17


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