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Edinburgh Festival City Volunteers

A volunteer training programme for Edinburgh residents to gain skills, confidence and pride in the city.

The project in numbers


Project spend

1 Year

Project duration

In 2018 Spirit and the Big Lottery Fund Scotland funded a project to support Edinburgh residents to share their passion for their city and get behind-the-scenes of its diverse and exciting festivals.

105 people in Edinburgh were trained to volunteer with a focus on welcoming people to the city in the Summer of 2018. Festivals Edinburgh specifically sought out people who might have found it difficult to volunteer in the past for a wide variety of reasons, working with them on a one-to-one basis, exploring how they could overcome barriers to participation and design a truly inclusive volunteering programme.

Project aims

  1. Design and implement an inclusive volunteering programme for Edinburgh
  2. Empower residents of Edinburgh to overcome barriers to participation in vounteering

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