Volunteering is a great way to help and get involved in the community. I hope to start volunteering this month for LINKnet, a mentoring project dedicated to serving ethnic minorities in Scotland and the Chess Academy, an organization that gets young people involved in chess through tournaments.
I found these opportunities through the Volunteer Centre Edinburgh, which allows you to search through their fantastic database of local volunteer opportunities based on your interests, location, and availability. The Volunteer Centre has offices all over Scotland, you can find the one closest to you by going here. If you’re located in England, you can search for other opportunities through Volunteering England.
Another great resource is the Student Volunteer Centre at the University of Edinburgh. Check to see if your university has a volunteer centre.