Become a Volunteer

Volunteering is one of the most rewarding things you can do. There are many ways you can benefit and thinking about what you’d like to gain from volunteering is a great starting point.

Five steps to mental well-being

CONNECT - Volunteering helps connect you with others and encourages teamwork and communication which then develops positive relationships. We run a range of programmes where you can connect as a volunteer.

KEEP LEARNING – When you volunteer with Active Stirling, you develop and learn new skills, which includes receiving industry recognised qualifications, external training and in-house training delivered by our highly experienced and qualified Active Stirling team.

TAKE NOTICE – Volunteering can counter act the feelings of stress, anxiety, depression, and anger as you’ll find the social aspects of volunteering can have a profound positive impact on your life. Taking time out for yourself and getting involved in something you enjoy doing helps support your positive mental and physical wellbeing.

BE ACTIVE – Being involved in physical activity and sport helps improve mental health and wellbeing. By volunteering with us you naturally become more active.

GIVE – Give your time to help others through volunteering will give you self-worth, confidence and grow your self-esteem. Giving your time to volunteer will make you feel happy and become part of a bigger team in a supportive environment.

As a volunteer and through several programmes you’ll work with internal and external partners and organisations to upskill and gain valuable industry experience which brings the chance for you to reach positive goals. There are many volunteering opportunities, mentoring programmes and work experience possibilities. Using the five steps to mental well-being above, you can see how valuable volunteering could be not only to you as a person but to the Stirling communities also.

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Ways you can help as a volunteer

Education & Young People

Volunteers are vital part of our Active Schools team. The Active Schools programme at Active Stirling provides a free physical activity opportunity to children and young people throughout Stirling. We always need volunteers to join the team.

Our outdoor team cover a wide range of opportunities to be a part of, which include

Climbing Wall – gain experience on the wall to further develop skills to go through training and assessment

Adventure Activities – Climbing, paddle sport and hill walking and many more on offer

Outdoor Education and Learning – Supporting outdoor education and learning services through Stirling Council from early years through to secondary phase.

Opportunities to volunteer in each area are via placement or gaining valuable experience alongside highly qualified Outdoor Instructors.

Active Stirling offer volunteering roles within our Holiday Club programme at The PEAK and term time sports classes (Pre-school/ Gymnastics/ Swimming). If you’re interested in learning the ropes as a sports coach volunteer – get involved.

Are you passionate about sport? Inspire Stirling’s Youth are a team of 16 – 25-year-olds within Stirling who are enthusiastic about using sport to create a positive change and employability opportunities for our young people, check out Inspire Stirling's Youth for more information.


Active Stirling offer volunteering roles within a lifestyle intervention programme. Roles include assisting in an exercise class for people with health condition and helping people one to one in the gym. If you’re interested in gaining experience in this field, please do get involved.

Active Stirling offer the chance to get experience in The PEAK gym. If you are interested in a career as a Gym Instructor or PT, please get in touch.


Opportunities to volunteer and help Active Adults programme, including strength & balance, aerobics & tone classes, walking groups, delivering physical activity in care homes and intergenerational projects.

Active Stirling run a variety of local health walks throughout Stirling community. If you enjoy walking and would like to help encourage others to be more active, this is the volunteering role for you.

Active Stirling work with ClubSport Stirling to support the clubs within the community. If you want to get involved in a local sports club, then volunteering is ideal! Be a part of a wider community and get involved in sport of your choice

Active Stirling work with a wide range of partners to host and support a variety of events throughout the year, all requiring volunteers. If you would like to get involved, please get in touch.

Climbing is a technical sport that needs an appropriate qualification to become an instructor. The team at Active Stirling can accept volunteers at The PEAK wall:

to gain experience whilst going through the transition between training and assessment

or already appropriately qualified to instruct and looking to volunteer some time to help

Active Stirling’s adventure sports such as climbing, paddle sports and hill walking, all require a level of competency usually measured against National governing body award in the sport. Our outdoor team deliver such adventure sports to a wide variety of people. If you are a college / university student or other individual that would like to volunteer time to help support programmes we can accept volunteers:

to gain experience whilst going through the transition between training and assessment

or already appropriately qualified to instruct and looking to volunteer some time to help

Active Stirling are a recognised Approved Activity Provider through the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme. We have volunteer opportunities for:

Participants looking to gain volunteer hours

Adult leaders already appropriately qualified to instruct and looking to volunteer some time to help

Active Stirling outdoor team support outdoor learning opportunities within Education and Learning services in Stirling Council from Early years through to Secondary phase. We have volunteer opportunities for:

College / University work placements

Educators / Teachers looking for delivery experience for young people within education and learning


We work closely with our partners to provide high quality volunteering opportunities.

Volunteering team

Natalie Wilson

Employability and Volunteering Officer

Grace Morrison

Employability and Volunteering Officer