Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and throughout the year Volunteers and volunteering are what make the Grassmarket possible. Many of our members volunteer to re-build their lives or give their  life purpose and feel part of community. Many of our staff volunteer as well as work for us. So lets not let COVID -19 stop us from celebrating the contribution that volunteers make.

This year during #VolunteersWeek 1-7th June #VolunteerWeekScot we are taking part in the week in a unique way with an exciting project. We are asking all our members, volunteers and staff to make Origami Doves because we believe as a community that we should all be #VolunteeringForHope

The best video of the technique (though not in English but doesn’t matter as there is no talking)

Our staff will regularly be making them on social media and demonstrating. Instructions can also be found a on and below. We will send paper to everyone and more if people ask and then simply post them back free to us before Friday 5th June to: FREEPOST Grassmarket