Register as a volunteer

Are you passionate about the environment and an excellent communicator? Can you engage with communities in order to inspire and empower them to make changes in their lifestyles? We are looking for friendly, articulate and well organised people to join our Heat Heroes and Waste Team volunteers.

Heat Heroes Volunteers help households to manage their heating and electricity costs, so that they can live in affordable warmth.

Download Heat Heroes Volunteer role description
Download Heat Heroes Volunteer application form

Waste Wise Volunteers deliver a fun and engaging programme of community activities to help householders and businesses to waste less, save money and recycle more. There are currently two waste projects running: Zero Waste Leith and Waste Free Edinburgh.

Whatever your skills are, there are a lot of different roles you can be involved with:


You will receive full training and support from us. Travel expenses will be provided, as well as regular volunteer meet ups and opportunities to get involved in other activities related to Changeworks.

We are currently accredited with the UK quality standard Investing in Volunteers award, for providing volunteers with an excellent experience.

In return, we ask you to commit to your chosen project for an agreed period, e.g. six months, but the hours you volunteer are flexible.