Support to Volunteer
The support you need - from our Health and Wellbeing Team
Would you like to volunteer but don’t know where to start – not sure what you want to do, how to go about it?
- Do you lack confidence?
- Are you concerned your health will hold you back?
- Other worries - a disability? Previous convictions?
- Would it be useful to have someone assisting you to make the first steps?
Then we can help!
The Volunteer Centre's Health and Wellbeing Team understand that getting into volunteering can have challenges and that it can be difficult deciding what would be the right thing for you. That is where we can help, by understanding the issues you are facing and being there to offer support and advice.
Learn more about the team here.
I need more guidance to volunteer
Update on Thursday afternoon Drop-in Information Sessions
From September 2015 the Health & Wellbeing Team have started to reintroduce their Thursday afternoon drop-in. However as a result of building work, there are still some access issues. So if you are intending to “drop-in”, it might be best to phone ahead to find out about the current situation:
Otherwise the following still applies:
If you are thinking about doing voluntary work but you are not sure how to go about it, then come along to our friendly information sessions at Volunteer Edinburgh.
- Drop in any Thursday between 2.00pm and 4.00pm.
- You don't need an appointment, just drop in.
- You can even bring a friend or support worker along with you.
- You will be able to talk to one of the Health & Wellbeing Team about what you are looking for and we can discuss how we can help.
We can also offer one-to-one appointments which may be helpful if you are unable to come to the drop-in, or if you need to discuss more about getting into volunteering and how we can best support you.
Please visit Resources for volunteers and prospective volunteers where you will find a variety of useful guides to read or download.
Links to external websites
Other websites that could be useful are available here.
- Stephen Faithfull – 21 September 2015
“Ambassador of Volunteering and Recovery” - A case study of life-changing volunteering.
Case study shows how volunteering can broaden anyone's horizons.
Jo McFarlane has worked in various roles within the voluntary sector in Lothian, and now devotes her time to poetry and writing.