The independent, collective voice of volunteering leaders in Scotland.
The Scottish Volunteering Forum is a collaborative group of volunteering leaders that are committed to developing and improving volunteer participation in Scotland. We collaborate to influence the strategic volunteering landscape and champion innovative approaches using our practitioner intelligence and expertise.
The Forum is an un-constituted group which holds no independent legal personality. The Forum does not act in the name of, or on behalf of, its individual members. The Forum does not raise finance for its activities and has no paid staff. It is facilitated by individuals who volunteer their time above and beyond their organisational day jobs to influence change.
Membership is open to any individual who can demonstrate that they meet any one of the following criteria:
- A volunteering leader in any influential volunteer involving organisation.
- Bodies representing thematically focused network of VIOs, such as youth and sports organisations.
Jen Reston (Aberlour) was elected chair of the Forum in 2022. She is supported in her role by two elected vice-chairs; David Maxwell (Volunteer Glasgow) and Paul Wilson (Volunteer Edinburgh).
As a collective of cross-sector volunteering leaders all members have an equal voice and role in the forum.
The Forum actively seeks collaborative opportunities with key stakeholder intermediary bodies with whom we share common goals members including:
- Volunteer Scotland
- Third Sector Interface Network
- Association of Volunteer Managers