WCS was accredited the Investing in Volunteer award in 2022 for our recognition and commitment to volunteering. WCS has pledged our commitment to the Volunteer Charter to supports our foundations for a good volunteer experience and upholding the principles of good volunteer practice.
Become a Volunteer
Volunteering creates opportunities for Care Experienced people to connect with one another, understand their identity and build a strong sense of self and belonging to the care family.
We run regular groups, national events and campaigns that influence positive change with professionals and community members. Our volunteers support all of this work, enriching and enhancing the experiences of our members by bringing their skills, experience and passion to our movement.
Our volunteering roles have three main themes:
Helping bring Care Experienced members together, both locally and nationally, by supporting regular groups, activities and events.
Helping us to bring about positive change by celebrating care identity, and raising awareness in local communities, schools and neighbourhoods.
Helping us to increase our reach, locally and nationally, through membership, fundraising and creating new opportunities.
The time that you are able to give makes a difference.
What our volunteers say...
Current Volunteering Opportunities
There are currently some specific volunteering opportunities available in a limited number of areas, however, if none of them work for you, you can still fill in an application form and we’ll contact you about any future opportunities.
Looking to work for us? Check out our Work for us page.
How to Apply
Three simple steps to becoming a Who Cares? Scotland volunteer...
Complete our volunteer application form online
Your application will let us know if there is a specific role you wish to do and we can learn about your skills, experience and desires to volunteer and how much time you have to spare.
Review of your application
We’ll take time to read your application. We do receive a high level of interest from prospective volunteers. Please note that this phase will take place within 3 working days.
We’ll be in touch
Dependant on the outcome of your application, the next stage will involve meeting us for an informal interview – a ‘get to know us and you session’!
Although we have established volunteer themes and roles, we would welcome any other skills that you might be able to bring, whether it is from your current working life or a past role. Let us know what your skill is and how you and your specialist skill can support Who Cares? Scotland.
If you have any volunteering enquiries or need help with our online application form please email our Volunteer Team at email@example.com
Hear from youth volunteer Shaun about why volunteering is important and how it’s benefitted him.
Hear from Yvonne, our Volunteer and Participation Manager who shares the exciting achievement of being awarded the Investing in Volunteers accreditation.
Hear from Jim, one of our Volunteers in Moray, who talks about why volunteering is important to him.
One of our volunteers, Jacqui talks about having fun during our summer 2021 programme with a trip to Edinburgh Zoo.