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Action Researcher

Plton Community Health Project |

The Action Researchers are a team of volunteers and a staff member at PCHP. We get together to decide on work to tackle issues identified by the group and develop research to understand the needs and challenges of Black, Asian and other ethnic minority communities.

Research / Policy work

Digital Marketing and Design Volunteer

Community Help and Advice Initiative (CHAI) |

We are seeking the support of a Digital Marketing and Design Volunteer to help with social media and design tasks.

Marketing / PR / Media

Marketing and Communication Volunteer

South East Scotland Scouts |

Marketing and Communications at South East Scotland Scouts.

Marketing / PR / Media

Volunteer Gardener

Upward Mobility LTD (Upmo) | EH153PX

Volunteers could work for only an hour watering plants, or more time on planting and weeding if they have more time.

Conservation / Gardening

Volunteer Gardener (Astley Ainslie Hospital)

NHS Lothian Primary Care Organisation | EH9 2HL

Volunteer Gardeners are needed to prepare the garden areas at the Astley Ainslie Hospital for the delivery of a rejuvenation project led by the NHS Lothian Charity. You would also support the development and ongoing maintenance of the garden areas for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors.

Conservation / Gardening

Event Volunteer

NHS Lothian Charity | EH30 9TA

The event volunteer plays an important role on the day. You will help give out equipment, register participants on the day, provide directions by marshalling or cheering abseilers as they do their abseil.

Sports / Outdoor activities

Board Directors

Scottish Volleyball | EH8 9TJ

The purpose of the SV Board is to provide leadership and develop policy on behalf of SV and work with key agencies and other sub regional partners to develop sport and its infrastructure across Scotland. It champions and advocates sport, the work of SV and its partners.

Committee Work

Community Grief Champion Volunteer

Cruse Bereavement Support |

Supported by our Project Manager, you will be: Upskilling community members in how to support people when they experience the death of someone close. Coordinating efforts to reach more people and organisations in your local area. Building relationships between organisations.

Community / Economic Development Work

Hospital to Home Volunteer Driver

British Red Cross |

Visit people in hospital as they are getting ready to go home. Bring people home from hospital. Help someone settle in when they first arrive home. Support with shopping and collecting prescriptions. Help people find further support if they need it and keep records of tasks.

Driving / escorting

Trustee/Treasurer

Compass |

To lead the charity on financial strategy, budgeting and monitoring and to report to the Board of Trustees at regular intervals on its state of financial health, in line with best practice, and in compliance with the governing document and legal requirements. Works closely with the CEO and accountants.

Finance / Accountancy

Meadows Marathon Committee

Edinburgh Students' Charities Appeal |

Student Volunteers needed for a brilliant opportunity to gain experience in organising a large scale sporting event - Meadows Marathon 2025! We need logistical whizzes, lateral thinkers, and above all enthusiasm. Whatever your skill set, there is a place on our committee for you.

Committee Work

Teacher Assistant

Girotondo Italian School | EH4 1EG

Supporting the teacher in -managing the class and materials. -helping children in carrying our the activities. -creating an environment where children can learn while they have fun.

Tutoring / Supporting Learners

Women's ESOL Group Teacher

Project Esperanza | EH52PW

We are looking for an English teacher for our women's ESOL group. This role would be great for anyone looking to use or gain teaching experience, who enjoyed connecting with others and with a desire to support people from diverse ethnic backgrounds who have migrated to Edinburgh.

Languages / translating

Volunteer Digital Advocacy Worker

AdvoCard | EH6 8QU

You will be assisting the people of Edinburgh who have or have had poor mental health and/or problematic substance use issues, participate in their online appointments with their healthcare providers through the NHS.

Advocacy / Human Rights

Befriender for Elderly Lady

City of Edinburgh Council - Health & Social Care Department | EH12

We are looking for a volunteer to befriend an elderly lady who lives in Corstorphine area. Sessions would include spending 1:1 time with the person and supporting her in participating in various activities. These may involve going out around the local area: park, cafes and charity shops.

Befriending / Mentoring

Cheer Station Volunteer

Marie Curie Community Fundraising | EH15 1

Can you spare 2 hours and cheer on half marathon and marathon runners in support of Marie Curie? We want to celebrate those who are fundraising for Marie Curie and would love your support in doing so on Sunday 26th May 2024.

Fundraising

Trustee

Upward Mobility LTD (Upmo) | EH6 7EZ ·

Upmo are looking for a number of committed and motivated individuals, from any background, to join their Board of Trustees and to help steer Upmo through a time of exciting opportunity and development.

Advice / Information giving

Learning and Engagement Volunteer (Summer: Family Art Baskets & Artist Weekends)

National Galleries of Scotland | eh43dr

Your role will be to meet visitors with a friendly face and a warm welcome, answer any questions, hand out baskets, explain what it’s all about and encourage them to interact with the grounds, basket content / artists and exhibition.

Arts ( music/drama/crafts)

Board Committee Member

WEA - Adult Learning, Within Reach |

Crafting strategies to secure funding and ensure sustainability. Shaping an inclusive education programme that resonates with the people. Enhancing WEA’s visibility and engagement across Scotland. Being the voice of our members, students, and staff in strategic discussions.

Committee Work

Volunteer Shopper (Shopping Friend)

Food Train Connects |

Being a Food Train Connects Shopping Friend is rewarding & makes a huge difference to people’s lives. It’s amazing the impact that regular shopping support can have on someone who is isolated or lonely. An ideal opportunity to help make sure that an older person is able to live well in their own home.

Practical /DIY