Festival City Volunteers
Following a successful pilot in 2017, new funding from Spirit and the Big Lottery Fund Scotland means Edinburgh residents will be able to share their passion for their city and get behind-the-scenes of its diverse and exciting festivals.
The Festival City Volunteers programme began in 2017 to mark 70 years of Edinburgh as a Festival City. Forty participants from all over Edinburgh were involved in welcoming and assisting visitors, gaining certified training and developing confidence, experience and a range of skills. The programme will now expand to 120 volunteers for 2018, with ambitions to grow further in 2019.