Become a Volunteer

Please stick with us while we continue to work on bringing back our Volunteering programme. Like everyone, COVID-19 has presented us with many challenges, but we’re working hard to make sure we can bring back this programme in a safe, but most of all enjoyable way.

If you have any questions, you can still get in touch with our team by emailing active@edinburghleisure.co.uk or calling us on 0131 458 2260.

Anybody that was volunteering with an Active Communities project in March 2020 that wishes to return to volunteering should contact the project team for more information.  

Edinburgh Leisure uses the power of physical activity to help those in need improve their health and wellbeing and we couldn’t do this without the support of volunteers. 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 that everyone who volunteers with us feels welcomed, valued, understood and proud to be part of Edinburgh Leisure. Whether its hours, days or months the time you give really does matter.



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, volunteers use physical activity to improve health and tackle social isolation in older adults across Edinburgh. There are a range of activities to suit every interest.



Movement For Memories

Volunteer to support people living with dementia in being active. Movement For Memories is supported with funding from the Life Changes Trust. The Trust is funded by the Big Lottery.


Get Active

Volunteers can help support in a range of activities which are ideal for those who feel it has been a long time since they were last active and are looking for a gentle start to help improve their health.


Fit For Health

Volunteers are able to support people with long term health conditions, such as cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, heart failure and/or diabetes, helping them to manage their symptoms and live better through physical activity.