Humanist Society Scotland members protest at COP26

Get Involved

There are lots of ways to get involved in our work and our community in Scotland, including opportunities to volunteer, join our board, or become a member.

Humanist Society Scotland Logo

Become a member

Your membership will help to fund our campaign work to make Scotland a more secular, rational, and socially just country, and to ensure everyone in Scotland has access to humanist ceremonies to mark important life events.

Young Humanists Scotland

Under 25?

Join Young Humanists Scotland and join other young Scots in supporting Humanist Society Scotland’s work.

Support our campaign work, make a donation today

Our campaign work is funded by the generous support of our members and supporters. Support our campaign work and help to create a fairer Scotland and world.


Friday 27th October

9:30am – 5:00pm

Humanist Society Conference 2023: The Future of Reproductive Rights in Scotland

Humanist Society Conference 2023: The Future of Reproductive Rights in Scotland

Monday 2nd October

7:30pm – 9:00pm

How can Scotland become a Good Food Nation

An online talk delivered by Anna Chworow, Deputy Director at Nourish Scotland. Hosted by Edinburgh Humanists but open to all.

Sunday 8th October

1:45pm – 3:00pm

Putting the Meta into Metastasis …

Hosted by Glasgow Humanists. How Facebook facilitates the viral spread of cancer misinformation. Join us for an express tour of Facebook-fuelled quackery, conspiracism, grifting, and misplaced goodwill, with guest speaker Brian Eggo of the Glasgow Skeptics.

Monday 9th October

7:00pm – 8:00pm

My trans journey and how best to respect me

Hosted by Dundee Humanists. Ethan Muir will talk about his trans journey and how best to respect him.

Thursday 26th October

7:30pm – 8:30pm

Book group meeting: ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ by Bernardine Evaristo

An online discussion. ‘Girl, Woman, Other’ follows a cast of twelve characters on their personal journeys through this country and the last hundred years. They’re each looking for something – a shared past, an unexpected future, a place to call home, somewhere to fit in, a lover, a missed mother, a lost father, even just a touch of hope … 

Sunday 12th November

1:45pm – 3:00pm

Wellbeing and wellness

Hosted by Glasgow Humanists. Guest speaker Vicky from The Wee Retreat CIC will talk about the work of the wellness organisation she set up, and the services it has to offer for the wellbeing of all.

Monday 13th November

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Recovering from Religion

Chris, a volunteer with Recovering from Religion will talk about what they do and how they help people who have questions about changing or leaving their faith. Hosted by Dundee Humanists.

Sign up to our newsletter

Sign up to our newsletter and receive regular updates on all our news, campaigns, and events.

Join a local group

Our local groups are a great way to meet other humanists in your area, share ideas, listen to fascinating talks and take part in great discussions afterward, and socialise in a fun and friendly environment

illustration of humanist themes of science and reason

Are you a humanist?

Take our quiz and find out

Humanist of the Year 2022 Mary Mackay holding her award - a vase from Buchlyvie Pottery

Volunteer with us

We’re always interested in working people who want to use their skills and experience to support humanism in Scotland. If you would like to volunteer with us please see the volunteer vacancies listed. If there are no vacancies listed, please sign up for volunteer updates to hear about future opportunities.

We hold an Investing in Volunteers accreditation and strive to ensure that we create rewarding and supportive volunteer opportunities. We do not have the resources to reply to people seeking volunteer opportunities that are not listed.

Humanist Society Scotland chair, Maggie Kinloch, speaking at the international humanist conference in Glasgow, 2022.

Join our board

Our trustees are a vital part of our charity and help to set the strategy and direction of our work, and ensure that we work within charity guidelines and maintain good governance and working practices across all that we do.  If you are a member of Humanist Society Scotland and you are interested in joining our Board of Trustees, please register your interest.

Leave a lasting legacy

Help to secure an ethical future for Scotland and the world by remembering us in your will.