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Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the past fifteen years

The Volunteer Hub at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital was created in September 2008 by Volunteer Edinburgh. At the invitation of the hospital’s management, we developed a service that used volunteering to bring meaning, purpose and joy to the lives of hundreds of in-patients and supported their recovery journeys. Hundreds of public volunteers were also engaged and shared their skills, time and compassion.

The model of in-patients and members of the public volunteering side by side has had powerful benefits in improving lives and enriching the hospital’s environment be it planting trees, writing poetry, building bicycles, studying, doing pilates, playing music, doing crosswords or numerous other activities, or simply enjoying a quiet chat.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us over the past fifteen years.

Find out more about this project and read a study by us and Voluntary Health Scotland ‘Developing the mental health workforce: The role of volunteering at the Royal Edinburgh Hospital in employability development’ on the webpage here or by clicking on the button below.