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Here you can find out about any current changes to the services we offer

Occasionally we will need to make changes to the way we deliver our various services. This may be in response to a change in demand, capacity, or external events.

Should we need to make alterations to one or more of our services we will publish the details on this page and we will also include a service announcement notification on the relevant page(s) of this site and elsewhere, to ensure you are aware of the latest changes and how they might affect you.

Please refer to the sections below for details on specific services. If you have a question about our services that isn’t covered on this page please contact us by email at hello@volunteeredinburgh.org.uk.

Please note that our main office on Leith Walk is open to the public from 10.00 to 16.00 weekdays. However this is subject to the evolving situation with the pandemic so please check this page for updates.

All our current volunteering opportunities are listed online here so please have a look. And we can also be contacted via email at hello@volunteeredinburgh.org.uk or by calling 0131 225 0630.

Resuming Activities and Services

Every volunteer involving organisation will have dealt with the impact of the pandemic on their volunteer engagement differently, depending on the roles that your volunteers undertake. Some volunteering has changed, but continued, and for other volunteering roles it has not been possible for them to continue. As the country progresses out of lockdown organisations will be starting to plan how to restart services and involve volunteers again.

We have produced an article on our VolunteerWiki that sets out guidance on how you can safely engage volunteers as lockdown restrictions ease. Read the article here.

Public drop-in

Our office at 222 Leith Walk is open to the public.

Health and Wellbeing and Employability appointments will be arranged by the team so please contact the appropriate team member (contact information further down this page) to confirm the details of your booking.

We are also happy to provide information and support via phone or Zoom™. Contact us on 0131 225 0630 for more information.

Health and Wellbeing

Now that the Leith Walk office is open to the public, the Health and Wellbeing team are happy to make face to face appointments again.

Bear in mind that many shops, cafés and other projects may not always have the capacity to recruit new volunteers.

Gardening and conservation opportunities continue to be available but they vary in the amount of support they can provide.

There are volunteering opportunities out there and if you or someone you support is thinking of volunteering, do get in touch. We can give some information over the phone and then, if appropriate, follow that up with a meeting at Leith Walk.

You can read about the support we offer here.

We have also compiled a list of useful websites that we have come across that might be able to offer advice and support. You can find it here.

Contact the Health and Wellbeing team at healthandwellbeing@volunteeredinburgh.org.uk or call 07503 336 932.

Employability

The employability service is open for business, being delivered remotely. Whether you are unemployed, working part time or planning a career change, we can support you!

We can help you to identify skills, transferable skills and explore opportunities.

If you are interested, please contact us to arrange a remote one-to-one meeting by emailing us at employability@volunteeredinburgh.org.uk.

Training

We are delivering training via Zoom and the online learning platform Volunteer Edinburgh Academy. You can see all information in the training and events section of our website here.

If you have any questions please email training@volunteeredinburgh.org.uk.