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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.

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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.

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Monday 4th March

7:30pm – 9:00pm

The Scottish Beacon: a collaborative future for local news

Rhiannon Davies will explore the current state of local news in Scotland; the decline in traditional providers, and the monopolisation by corporations. She will also discuss the value and need for local news in the contemporary – and evolving – digital climate.

Wednesday 6th March

7:00pm – 9:00pm

Edinburgh pub night

A social meeting and an opportunity to get together with other Humanists in Edinburgh. Look out for the table with the happy human logo, and our friendly volunteers.

Monday 11th March

7:00pm – 8:00pm

Sense about Science: Evidence Week at Westminster

Join Dundee Humanists as they hear from guest speaker Alfie from Sense about Science. about Evidence Week at Westminster.

Thursday 14th March

7:30pm – 8:30pm

“No-homework” book group (online)

There’s really no homework! Simply join the conversation online and hear about and share past and current reading.

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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

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

Join the team!

Opportunities to work with the Society.

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

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.

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

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