Job Coach

Volunteer Work Coach

Our Volunteer Work Coach supports clients who are unemployed to volunteer with an aim to help them get into employment.

  • Assess their readiness to volunteer
  • Help match individuals with suitable volunteering opportunities
  • Support & encourage while volunteering
  • Provide a one to one coaching service to help with the personal development and progress towards employment

Who can we help?

  • Anyone who is on benefits i.e: Employment Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Job Seekers Allowance
  • If you have suffered ill health
  • Unsure of what you can do or want to do

What we can do for you:

  • Help you explore which direction is right for you at the moment
  • Build your confidence & self belief
  • Match your skills and abilities when looking at employment
  • Assist with application forms & interview skills

If you are interested in this service please contact Christine Meldrum on 0131 561 8322 or email

Tim Byrd

Tim Byrd

Tim Byrd explains how volunteering helped him back into paid work with the support of Volunteer Centre Edinburgh's job coach, Christine Meldrum.

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