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Festival City Volunteers

Edinburgh Festival City Volunteers

Festival City Volunteers

In 2018 funding from Spirit and the Big Lottery Fund Scotland supported Edinburgh residents to share their passion for their city and get behind-the-scenes of its diverse and exciting festivals.

The project trained 105 people in Edinburgh to volunteer, particularly focused on welcoming people to the city in summer 2018.  Festivals Edinburgh specifically sought out people who might have found it difficult to volunteer in the past for a wide variety of reasons, working with them on a 1.1 basis how they could overcome barriers to participation and design a truly inclusive volunteering programme.

Our Festival City Volunteers will play a role in giving visitors from around the world a friendly Edinburgh welcome this August, while developing their own skills and gaining experience. The support of our major funders, Big Lottery Fund Scotland and Spirit of 2012, along with other partners, has been vital in helping us realise our ambition to expand the project this year.

Julia Amour, Director of Festivals Edinburgh


Project spend

1 Year

Project duration