Festival City Volunteers
Welcome to the Edinburgh Festival City Volunteers project - bringing together the expert local knowledge of Edinburgh's people and the thousands of visitors who make our festival city so special.
The project runs all year-round and we have our live period in August. Maybe you spotted the volunteers out in the city in 2018 in their bright orange t-shirts!
On this page you can find out more about the project and read just some of the stories of our incredible volunteers. You can also follow us on Twitter.
One of our Festival City Volunteers, Fiona White, shares her experiences of joining the team in her retirement
Love is in the Air!
We love our Volunteers! Our diverse team are amazing ambassadors for Edinburgh, who take huge pride in showcasing the festival city
Volunteering and Teamwork
Ian Shillinglaw, returning volunteer and team leader, talks about the ethos of teamwork and community in the Festival City Volunteer project
We're incredibly proud of the multinational diversity of our Volunteer team, who all shared their knowledge and passion for Edinburgh
One of our Festival City volunteers, who also uses a wheelchair, describes his experience of the festivals and offers some handy advice.
Out of Office
Festival City Volunteer, Sandie Fountain, was supported to volunteer by her employer, Standard Life Aberdeen. Read about her experience.
About the Festival City Volunteers
Hear from Emma Black, Volunteer Development Manager as she describes the Festival City Volunteer project
From Sardinia to Edinburgh
A chance to hear from Vittoria, who became a Festival City Volunteer to meet people and improve her English!
Volunteering and Wellbeing
Meet one of our amazing volunteers, Emily Bruce, who chats about the impact that volunteering has had on her wellbeing
Our green Festival City
Find out how Festival City Volunteers are promoting environmental sustainability at the festivals.
Tell us what you thought
Have you encountered our Festival City Volunteers? We'd love to hear your feedback!