Considering becoming a volunteer?

We hope to assist people engage with, and access volunteering, to help improve their communities, and get involved with something they have a passion for. Whether you are considering becoming a volunteer, need support in your current placement, or are part of an organisation looking for volunteers – we are here to help. Our dedicated staff will meet with you to discuss your requirements, and will work with you every step of the way to achieve your goals.

Meet our Volunteer Development Team:

Louise Orr

Volunteer Development Officer
01259 213 840

I’m here to support organisation’s with anything volunteer related – from building policies to assisting with volunteer recruitment, to providing high standard placements, or working toward their Volunteer Friendly Award.


Alice Wadkin 

Youth Volunteer Development Assistant

I’m here to assist young people who are interested in volunteering. I help to match individuals with an opportunity that best suits their interests and personal development goals. I also support those who are working towards their Saltire Awards.



#SuperSandy joined us as our Volunteering mascot in January 2017.  We believe that all volunteers are Superhero’s and so he helps us to nurture your journey to hero status by keeping a vast database of opportunities, and working with you one to one to find the right role for you, and support you when you are in that role.

So what are you waiting for – be a hero in your local community and volunteer like #SuperSandy!


  • If people want to learn something new, we enable that to happen by giving them the training and skills – and along the way they get good company and a sense of achievement from what they have made
    Archie Scott Committee member, Wee County Crafters
  • I get a lot of satisfaction as an RSVP volunteer and I would recommend getting involved. Volunteering Matters to me because of the impact it can have on our community and making a difference to peoples lives. It gives me the opportunity to keep active and to contribute to my community in retirement.
    Bob Kerr Handyperson, Volunteering Matters
  • Deciding to befriend was undoubtedly one of the best decisions I have ever made - we both get so much out of it. I look forward to spending time with her every week and we are always commenting on how much we have in common! Loneliness is something that can affect anyone at any time, and it is projects like this that are so important in helping to stop it. I would recommend befriending to anyone – even if they are feeling apprehensive like I was – as the benefits to the person you are matched with and yourself are endless
    Katie Wardlaw Befriender, Volunteering Matters
  • It has been a good transition from working full time to volunteering. I had not done anything like this since my children were young as I worked full time for a long time but now I feel I can give something back to the community – and I am really enjoying this role. It is a great fit
    Mary Quigley Mary Quigley, Driver/Group Assistant, The Friendship Club
  • I love the variety of work at Play Alloa – there is always something different going on – answering the phone, preparing for the Christmas fayre, parent information evenings, helping with surgeries and providing information for parents. I have really enjoyed being part of a team – everyone helps and supports each other
    Julie Milligan Administration Volunteer, Play Alloa