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Activity Co-ordinator Volunteer

Can you run informal activities based on your hobbies, interests or pastimes? Unemployment can be a very isolating experience and many of our clients struggle with a lack of confidence. Taking up an activity allows our clients the chance to develop new skills and improve their confidence. Examples include a book, film or walking group, poetry, yoga, healthy eating, photography or art sessions. This is by no means an exhaustive list, what can you share?

About Shaw Trust

Shaw Trust is a national charity that helps people facing disadvantage to find work, gain skills and take control of their futures. Our vision is for a society in which everyone has the opportunity for employment, inclusion and independence. Our mission is to deliver services for people at disadvantage so they can gain life and employability skills in order to live more independently, secure sustainable employment and actively contribute to family and community life. We also aim to educate and influence society to remove barriers and create opportunities for those at disadvantage; to build supportive communities and ultimately, a more inclusive society.

Experience Required

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, able to work with groups of vulnerable adults and independently, patience. If providing an alternative therapy you’re required to demonstrate competence.

Training Details

Volunteers will be offered a local induction and an introduction to the work of the Shaw Trust on their first day.

Flexibility & Commitment

School Holidays;Term Time

2 hours per week

Location/Travel Details

Forth Sector, Duddingston Yards, Duddingston Park South, Edinburgh. EH15 3NT


Shaw Trust will pay reasonable out of pocket travel expenses to volunteers.

Accessibility Details

  • Named Contact For Volunteer
  • Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Disabled Access Toilet
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