Help, just when you need it!
We are a reactive service that aids people by offering trained volunteers to assist with practical tasks over a time-limited period. Our team of 400+ Community Taskforce Volunteers are ready and willing to help!
Anyone can ask for help, whether a friend, neighbour, relative or any professional. We will consider any request within Edinburgh, and if we can’t help, we will point you in the direction of an organisation that may be able to help. We always offer a unique prompt service.
Our Community Taskforce Volunteers can help with practical tasks that you might need support with, and getting that support is easier than ever. Volunteers will often complete a task on the day of the request with tasks allocated using a postcode match.
Before you begin please familiarise yourself with our Terms of Service, and when you’re ready simply click on the button below to let us know what help you need. We are happy to take a call or email directly by using the contact telephone numbers or email address found below.
What tasks can we help with?
|What tasks can our volunteers help with?|
|Shopping collection *|
|Company on unaided walks|
|Support after hospital discharge|
|Prescription collection and delivery|
|Light waste management *|
|Dog walking *|
|Post Office mailing|
|Short doorstep chats|
|Meeting at appointments|
* Please note that we are unable to cover the cost of shopping and our volunteers must be provided with cash to cover the goods requested; Light waste management includes e.g. taking bin bags to the street, or recycling; dog walking is provided on a short-term basis only.
Please contact us if you require more information on what tasks our volunteers can provide by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Arrivals from Ukraine
In addition, our Community Taskforce Volunteers are aiding with a ‘Meet and Greet’ welcome at Edinburgh Airport with shifts throughout the day from 7.30 to midnight.
This is a partnership offer with the City of Edinburgh Council who offer guidance to displaced people from Ukraine and assist with all information. Find out more on their webpage here.
What about safety and security
Our volunteers will always offer a personal connection for those needing assistance.
All our volunteers carry electronic identification or a letter from us to verify their identity, and have been checked and verified by us and Yoti†. Each and every one of our volunteers also receives training and guidance on their role.
So please get in touch and we will see what we can do. If you have any more general questions about the service you can contact us at email@example.com or by calling 0131 561 8309 or 07958 540 438.