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Opportunities

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(COVID-19) Distance Mentoring for Adults

LINKnet Mentoring | EH1 1JG

Mentors spend one hour per week supporting an adult from an ethnic minority community in the areas of language development, employability, education or personal development. Mentor training will be provided via What’s app /Zoom/Skype.

Befriending / Mentoring

(COVID-19) Virtual Support Centre Admin Assistants

Scottish Chinese Professionals | EH6 5EQ

In response to COVID-19, we are looking to take on responsible and regional representatives across the country who could communicate in Mandarin and/or Cantonese to provide general assistance to our Virtual Support Centre over emails and phone calls in English or Chinese. to process Hate Crime

Administrative / Office Work

(COVID-19) Virtual Support Centre Interpreters

Scottish Chinese Professionals | EH6 5EQ

In response to COVID-19, we are looking to take on responsible and regional representatives across the country who could communicate in Mandarin and/or Cantonese to provide general assistance to our Virtual Support Centre over emails and phone calls in English or Chinese. to process Hate Crime.

Languages / translating

Befriender (Adults and Elderly)

City of Edinburgh Council - Health & Social Care Department | EH6 5EQ

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

Befriending / Mentoring

COVID-19 Response Befriending Opportunity

Rowan Alba | EH6 5EQ

Befrienders required for the Community Alcohol Related Damages Service. The main activity for the volunteer over the next few months will be to engage with service staff to be trained remotely by watching videos.

Befriending / Mentoring

Distance Befriending for Adults COVID-19

People Know How (Edinburgh) | EH6 5EQ

Our aim is to support people who are lonely and need some social interaction with weekly contact. Ultimately the role is designed to adapt to the service user’s needs for social contact. Befrienders are there to listen, to talk and to understand, offering a friendly ear to someone who may feel isolated.

Homebased Volunteering

Food Distribution Driver COVID-19

Cyrenians | EH6 5EQ

We're looking for drivers with their own vehicles to support door step drops of pre-cooked meals coming from our cook school.

Driving / escorting

Kindness Caller (COVID-19)

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland | EH6 5EQ

Volunteering to be a kindness caller will help reduce social isolation and loneliness and provide a check in service for those who are stuck in their homes. This can be done through our new telephone check in service, text message or face time call to our existing service users and anyone who needs us.

Befriending / Mentoring

Kindness Digital Volunteer (COVID-19)

Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland | EH6 5EQ

Volunteering to be a Digital Kindness Supporter will help people living with our conditions who may be isolated and stuck in their homes access information and support to enable them to stay as healthy as possible. You'll help by spreading the word about our advice helpline through your social media.

Marketing / PR / Media

Online Befriending for Children & Young People COVID-19

People Know How (Edinburgh) | EH6 5EQ

Online Befrienders spend 1-2 hours per week with a child/young person who has been referred to the Positive Transitions service. Befrienders are there to listen, to talk, and to understand to help encourage a successful transition in the young person’s life.

Homebased Volunteering