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Care To Chat Volunteer

Care to Chat is a befriending service for unpaid carers at Eric Liddell Community. The service aims to remove or lessen isolation that unpaid carers and care partners may experience as a result of their caring role. We welcome volunteer befrienders from all walks of life who are willing to spend time listening to, encouraging and supporting a carer. Befrienders support carers to become more engaged with the community or simply to have a break from caring for a little while. Some carers like to get out and about and attend activities of interest whereas others need a friendly voice on the telephone or via Zoom.

About The Eric Liddell Community

The Eric Liddell Community, situated at Holy Corner in Edinburgh, provides a registered day care service for people with a diagnosis of dementia and a programme for carers including a befriending service and short breaks through a range of courses and events held throughout the city. The Centre also offers excellent office accommodation for small charities or organisations and quality meeting facilities for a range of educational, health, arts & culture, charitable, community and children's groups in its conveniently located premises at the heart of the community.

Experience Required

Empathy; listening skills; non-judgmental; reliability and commitment; willingness to be flexible.

Training Details

All volunteers will go through an induction process, receiving ongoing support throughout their volunteering, with additional optional training including first aid and mental health awareness.

Flexibility & Commitment

School Holidays;Term Time

Minimum commitment of a year; up to two hours per week

Location/Travel Details

Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4DP.


Travel costs and refreshments; paid as claims are submitted.

Accessibility Details

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