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Friend of Edinburgh Dog and Cat Home

Do you want to make a difference to the lives of dogs and cats across Edinburgh and the Lothians through fundraising, attending events and more? The “Friend of the Home” volunteer groups allow you to volunteer in a supported environment, whilst being supported by other volunteers and by the Home dedicated staff. You’ll have the opportunity to get involved with:

  • Organising and promoting fundraising events
  • Supporting the Home’s campaigns
  • Attending talks and events
  • Placing collection cans
  • Plus much more

You will be provided with training and support from the Home, whilst also having the opportunity to let your own experience shine through your individual tasks. Each volunteer group consist of all types of experience and backgrounds so there’s always something new to learn. You do not need fundraising or events experience but having a passion for fundraising and events is desired.

Please note you need to be 18 years old or over to apply for this voluntary opportunity.

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Micro Volunteering

Micro volunteering at the Home is currently on hold however if you wish to help the dogs and cats in our care by taking part in a challenge event, virtual race or marathon or fundraising event then please get in touch.


This role is ideal for those who may be short of time and can’t commit but are eager to do something to help. As a micro volunteer you may share a story or hashtag, complete online surveys and help spread the word about fundraising, events and volunteering at the Home.

The beauty of this role is it’s completely flexible and can be done anytime anywhere. Micro volunteering is convenient and doesn’t require any ongoing commitment and can be done from the comfort of your own home!

From signing a petition or retweeting a message to helping with valuable research projects.

By becoming a micro volunteer your small actions will help make a big difference to the hundreds of dogs and cats that come through our door every year.

Please contact volunteering@edch.org.uk for more information on Micro Volunteering.

Corporate Volunteer

Corporate volunteering at the Home is currently on hold however if your workplace wishes to help the dogs and cats in our care by taking part in a team challenge, virtual race or marathon or fundraising event then please get in touch. We’d love to hear from you!

If you have any questions, then please email  volunteering@edch.org.uk.

Apply For a Volunteer Role

Ready to join us as a volunteer and help us continue our mission to give vulnerable dogs and cats a second chance at life? Get in touch to find out more about how you can help make a big impact, while enjoying the benefits of volunteering

For more information, please contact us on 0131 669 5331 or by email at volunteering@edch.org.uk.

Apply For A Volunteer Role

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