We support individuals who are supported by their family members at home. Groups include adults with physical or learning difficulties, people with long term progressive conditions (MS, Parkinson, dementia) and elderly people. Volunteers spend 1:1 time with the person and take part in various activities
Befriend an elderly lady who is socially isolated and lost confidence to go out on her own. Role is about going out with the person for walks and coffee and chatting about all sort of different past and current affairs.
Volunteers will be working with adults with learning difficulties or physical disabilities. Support is about ensuring that people feel part of the community. This is to be achieved by going out with people for walks, coffee, cinema, shops, bowling etc.
Befrienders support carers to become more engaged with the community, or have a break from caring. Some carers like to get out and about, while others may want to meet for a coffee & chat.
The role of a Befriender is varied and could involve helping out with practical tasks such as driving someone to a doctor’s appointment, it could simply involve a cup of tea and a chat or it could be to accompany them to their first meeting of an interest group in their community.
We are looking for volunteers to befriend elderly people living in their own homes in Colinton and Oxgangs. The aim is to reduce social isolation and feeling of loneliness amongst the elderly people.
Mentoring and befriending a young person who has a disability to enable them to achieve the goals they have identified which will help them become more independent and involved in activites in their local community .
Pilmeny Inreach Service - Supporting socially isolated/ housebound older people living in North East Edinburgh.
Big Hearts Befrienders aims to provide weekly one to one support for kinship care young people aged 7-14, who are experiencing isolation, or other difficulties.
We need someone to help with blog articles for our website.
Are you a student at the University of Edinburgh? Are you passionate about blood donation? Could you help Give Blood 4 Good share our message with students and staff at the University of Edinburgh? Then the Give Blood 4 Good Bloody Brilliant Uni Squad could be for you!
We’re now recruiting to fill a Board vacancy. To complement the wide range of skills and interests already represented on the Board, we would particularly welcome interest from individuals with relevant insight and achievement in fields of strategic management and leadership.
Love bikes? Got talent? Come join our board and be part of our future, leading discussions, identifying key issues, providing advice and guidance on new initiatives, and evaluating or offering advice on other areas in which the trustee has particular expertise.
The Board meet once a month, normally on a Monday lunchtime. We follow an agenda for the meeting which is prepared i and sent out in advance. Discussions take place on various issues, eg. Centre programming, Staffing, funding, etc.
Duncan Place is seeking a Trustee with experience working in buildings and/or facilities management for a newly refurbished community and enterprise building in Leith. You will have knowledge of the functioning of a public building, and ideally have experience of facilities management.
Duncan Place SCIO plans to run a vibrant community and enterprise hub on behalf of the Leith community will become a reality very soon. We are seeking a Trustee with legal expertise in one of more of the following areas: contracts; property; governance; health & safety.
We seek to grow the breadth and depth of our Board's experience and skills and are looking for a treasurer. We are fortunate to be supported by a dedicated team of over 30 volunteers who support the organisation across all activity.
Please note this role is based in Livingston. Almond Housing are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded and suitably qualified individuals to join our Board who are responsible for the overall governance, management and maintenance of approx 2,500 properties and 650 garages in Livingston.
Board Members (Trustees) of Link Up will attend monthly board meetings and are involved in the running and development of Link Up so that its service remains of high quality.
The Amnesty International Bookshop in Edinburgh is looking for volunteer booksellers to join our team. This role primarily involves serving customers, but volunteers will also be expected to sort, price, file and display books.