Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are at the heart of many of the initiatives and services that we deliver and add great value to our programmes and events. It's our ambition to make sure anyone who gives their time to us feels welcome, valued, understood and proud to be part of Edinburgh Leisure.





Move More

Volunteers lead the health walks and gentle movement classes, and assist in the circuit classes by providing peer support and assistance to the instructor. 

Steady Steps

Volunteers are sought over a longer term basis to assist the specialist instructor at the classes and are required to volunteer a minimum of two hours each week. 

Ageing Well

After initial training some volunteers choose to remain with one activity, others expand their involvement with and support several activities.



Movement for Memories is designed to support people living with early, early on-set and mild to moderate dementia to be active. With various activities, including swimming, the gym, golf, tennis and fitness classes there is something for everyone. 


This work is supported with funding from the Life Changes Trust. The Trust is funded by the Big Lottery.




Additional Support Needs programmes - we have a range of disability sports specifically for children with additional support needs

Positive Destinations - works with young people aged 15-25 who have left school and have no future commitments

Swimming - get involved as a swim teacher in our Learn To Swim programme

Young Ambassadors - this programme engages 40 young people each year to act as advocates for sport and physical activity within schools and communities

Open All Hours - a physical activity youth engagement programme delivered every Friday evening



Fit For Health - a physical activity programme designed for those aged 16+ who have long term conditions such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, heart failure and/or diabetes.





Volunteers are at the heart of many of the initiatives and services that we deliver and add value to our programmes and events.It’s our ambition to make sure anyone who gives their time to us feels welcome, valued, understood and proud to be part of Edinburgh Leisure.

Check out this handy guide for full details.