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Specialist Volunteer Network

Empowering a Community of Changemakers

Our Specialist Volunteer Network – connecting over 500 professional volunteers with Scotland’s charities to build capacity and strengthen the sector – is a key part of the Inspiring Scotland model. This support allows charities to focus on core business functions and streamline, scale and innovate to transform the lives of the most disadvantaged people and communities in Scotland.

Inspiring Scotland recruits and manages this community of changemakers, providing an opportunity for skilled volunteering that also results in increased wellbeing, upskilling and employability support for the volunteers themselves. Inspiring Scotland acts as “matchmaker” linking each charity support request with a volunteer or team with the skills they need.

In 2020, our professional volunteers donated ÂŁ760,100 of non-financial support to nearly 300 charities, helping them towards sustainability and increasing their impact.


Specialist Volunteers


Charitites supported in 2020

ÂŁ760k +

Worth of support delivered in 2020


A range of expertise, from HR and legal to marketing and IT

Bring your skills to a charity

Latest board opportunities

Becoming a charity trustee is a fantastic way to contribute your expertise to solving some of society’s deepest issues.

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Do you need Specialist Volunteer support?

Does your charity need the support of a professional? We have specialists in a wide range of sectors from HR, and employment law to marketing, all waiting to help you - for free.

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Get involved

Get involved with our network of over 500 professionals who each want to make a difference, giving their time and expertise to a range of charities. Whether you want to become a board member or offer time in your area of expertise, get in touch.

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Blog Post

How your professional expertise can make a difference

Did you know that Inspiring Scotland’s Specialist Volunteer opportunities enable you to use your skills and expertise for the greater good? Specialist Volunteer Executive Elaine Crichton explains how you can make a difference.

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We work with experts from the voluntary, public, private and academic sectors. Get in touch if you want to help us build a better Scotland.

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