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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.

Public drop-in

Currently we are unable to welcome members of the public at our offices, however we are happy to provide information and support via phone or Zoom. Contact us on 0131 225 0630 for more information.

Health and Wellbeing

While many organisations are open and offering volunteering opportunities, we are by no means back to the position of March 2020 for people who may require support to volunteer.

A lot has changed in the world of volunteering and will continue to change in the months ahead. Many roles remain suspended; others have been adapted to accommodate new restrictions. Many roles have changed from “in person” to phone or digital based. Organisations are progressing with caution. Their capacity to engage and support new volunteers is reduced, and understandably their priority is to re-engage existing volunteers.

However the Health and Wellbeing Team is open for business and welcoming enquiries from potential volunteers and their support workers and carers. We will do our very best to start you on your volunteering journey.

We are also hoping to reintroduce our volunteer buddying project on a limited basis.

If you feel you might benefit from the Health and Wellbeing service please get in touch bearing in mind the following points:

  • We may be restricted as to where and how we can meet;
  • It might not be possible to find opportunities for people particularly if they have complex support needs. If this is the case we will get back in touch when the situation changes;
  • We are bound by the needs and circumstances of the placement organisations.

If you would like to discuss your or your client’s specific circumstances please email healthandwellbeing@volunteeredinburgh.org.uk or phone 0131 225 0630 and ask for the Health and Wellbeing Team.

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.