Volunteer Edinburgh is now offering one-off adhoc assistance to people through our newly formed team of Community Taskforce Volunteers.
There are 500+ ready and willing volunteers who can assist with all sorts of practical tasks and to help improve people’s circumstances.
How do I request help?
Volunteer Edinburgh have partnered with cutting edge technology company Astrosat, enabling us to access the best technology to help people.
Our Community Taskforce Volunteers can help with practical tasks that you might need support with, and via Astrosat’s Action for Help site, getting that support is easier than ever.
Simply visit our page on their site by pressing the button below and let us know what help you need.
What occasional tasks can we help with?
Currently our volunteers are: delivering a newspaper to a couple in their 90s, taking bins downstairs, walking dogs, tidying gardens, going on shopping trips with a shopping list for people that cannot go to the shops to buy for themselves*. Often the volunteers can be found in the supermarket of choice for the individual(s) needing our help. We have also accompanied some people on a shopping trip with great success!
Often we can have a volunteer complete a task on the day of request as tasks are allocated on a local basis by a postcode match.
Pictured: One of our Community Taskforce Volunteers assisting the owner by walking their dog.
Pictured: One of our Community Taskforce Volunteers walking Poppy at Leith Links on a windy day.
People with hearing aids that have been repaired in the NHS Audiology Department have had their hearing aid returned by our volunteers, and there is a pool of volunteers out twice a week assisting this task to enhance people’s lives.
What about safety and security
Our volunteers will always observe the latest social distancing guidelines, and 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.