Key Contacts

Programme contacts

If you would like more information on the Volunteering in NHSScotland programme, please contact EmailAlan Bigham, Programme Manager or EmailLisa Taylor, Project Officer.  Please note that both staff work part-time.

Community of practice

An online Link opens in a new windowcommunity of practice is in place to support NHS staff who manage volunteers. The site is hosted by NHS Education for Scotland and is freely accessible to health and social care staff through an Athens login.

Users need to Link opens in a new windowregister for full access to all areas of the site.

National Group members

The National Group for Volunteering membership consists of a range of representatives from across NHSScotland and the wider volunteering landscape.

Strategic leads for volunteering

Each NHS Board must nominate a person responsible for providing leadership for volunteering in their board area, and we maintain a list of the nominated strategic leads for each NHS Board.

Volunteer Centres and Third Sector Interfaces

A Volunteer Centre exists in each local authority area to support and develop volunteering at a local level. These centres are now part of the local Third Sector Interfaces that combine volunteer development, voluntary sector development and social enterprise development under one banner. A full list of Volunteer Centres is available from Link opens in a new windowVoluntary Action Scotland.