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Befriending and Support

Supporting and encouraging older people to engage with local groups and services, in the community or the older person’s home. The role is 1:1 support, with full training given and regular supervision meetings with the Development Worker.
We ask volunteers to commit 1 or 2 hours for at least 3 months.

About Pilmeny Development Project

To support local residents and groups and to encourage appropriate self-help initiatives towards the identification and resolution of their problems. This means we work with local people to identify and deliver actions which contribute to sustainable development to improve their quality of life.

Experience Required

* Be friendly, approachable and understanding * Respect that others are of equal worth * Be reliable * Have a willingness to learn

Flexibility & Commitment

School Holidays;Term Time;Flexible

2 hours per week for 3 months

Location/Travel Details

North East Edinburgh covers: Leith, Restalrig, Northfield, Willowbrae, Craigentinny, Portobello, Duddingston and Craigmillar.


Travel expenses paid.

Accessibility Details

  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs