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.
As a volunteer befriender you will work with this person on rebuilding his confidence to go out and participate in activities across the city. Your sessions may include mixture of outings: going for walk and coffee, visiting historic buildings, libraries or the person' local gym.
You will support the person by going for walks and coffee, galleries and museums and classical music concerts. We're looking for a volunteer who is happy to share their interest in music (a skill to play a piano or other instrument would be just ideal) or art with the person they will be working with.
Would you like to be part of a new and exciting project? Could you spare 1 or 2 hours per week to connect with an older person living with dementia in Juniper Green, Currie and Balerno (Edinburgh West)? Can you help to break through barriers to make a difference in someone’s life?
Meal Makers is a local neighbourhood food-sharing project that connects people who enjoy cooking and are happy to share an extra portion food with an older neighbour, who would really appreciate a home-cooked meal and some friendly company.
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.
Are you a good listener? Are you confident working with IT and using the internet? We need you to facilitate our weekly befriending telephone groups that offer blind and partially sighted people the opportunity to socialise with others.
We are looking for volunteers to join our Connect 2 Befriending project. Befriending volunteers provide people living with dementia in Edinburgh regular weekly companionship either in person or digitally. Befriending helps people to reconnect with and stay connected to their local communities.
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.
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.
We seek to grow the breadth and depth of our Board's experience and skills. We are fortunate to be supported by a dedicated team of over 30 volunteers who support the organisation across all activity.
LinkLiving is looking for up to eight volunteer board members to help oversee the running of our health and social care charity. We currently work in Edinburgh, Forth Valley and Fife supporting people affected by trauma and disadvantage.
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.
We are looking for someone with experience in the areas of Marketing/Communications/Public Relations to join our board. An interest in the outdoors and in public access rights would be beneficial, but is not essential. Geographical location is no barrier to playing a valuable role.
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.
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.
Edinburgh & Lothians Greenspace Trust New Board Members and Vice-Chair. A fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic and driven individuals to join ELGT as Non-Executive Directors. Previous Board experience is not essential. Candidates must be confident that they can make a valuable contribution to our work.
Edinburgh & Lothian Trust Fund (ELTF) is looking for two new Trustees to join their Board. Ideally, one of them will be able to fill the vacancy for Chair that will arise in November.