For volunteers

About Make Your Mark

Make Your Mark supports everyone in Scotland to volunteer with historical, cultural and nature organisations.

We define volunteering as any activity that involves spending time, unpaid, doing something that aims to benefit the environment or someone other than, or in addition to, close relatives. Central to this definition is the fact that volunteering must be a choice freely made by each individual.

Volunteering can include formal activity undertaken through public, private and voluntary organisations as well as informal community participation and social action.

Everyone has the right to volunteer and volunteering can have significant benefits for individuals, such as learning new skills, gaining confidence and meeting new people.

In addition to these general benefits, volunteering with historic, cultural and nature organisations enables you to care for local places, discover Scotland’s stories and network with staff in the heritage and cultural sectors.

Make Your Mark member organisations are also committed to inclusive volunteering and have undergone the proper COVID-19 procedures to welcome you safely on-site.

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Make Your Mark is made possible with The National Lottery Heritage Fund.

Thanks to National Lottery Players, Make Your Mark supports everyone in Scotland to access heritage volunteering.