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Icons of Edinburgh Photography/Videography Volunteer

We are looking for volunteers who love photography and videography to help us celebrate amazing and iconic older people in Edinburgh. Think ‘Humans of New York’ style street photography/mini interviews but seeking out and capturing images of amazing over 60s in our beautiful city. Vintage Vibes tackles loneliness in older people in Edinburgh through creating friendships and groups but we also work really hard to tackle the stigma around older people that encourages loneliness in the first place.

About Vintage Vibes

Vintage Vibes is a charity partnership based in Edinburgh that works to tackle isolation and loneliness in the over 60s. We do this by pairing up volunteers with our “VIPs” to create genuine, long-lasting friendships. We also have lots of fun events to provide people with opportunities for social connections.

Experience Required

A love of photography and/or videography. A passion for creative storytelling on social media. Confident and friendly communication style and a comfort with approaching lovely strangers to take their photo and interview them.

Training Details

One of our working principles is that we love to build others up, which means that we will be keen to help you with training and skills development that match your interests and ambitions. Alongside an induction we will support you to develop your skills and access training to stretch and strengthen your abilities.

Flexibility & Commitment

Short Term Volunteering (3 months or less);School Holidays;Term Time;Flexible;Summer Holidays

8hrs per month at times and days that suit you.

Location/Travel Details

We imagine that this volunteering role will mainly be out and about in the city, as we're looking for you to capture imagery of local older people all across Edinburgh. However, there will also be the opportunity to have access to exciting events where you can come across over 60s doing amazing things. We are a city-wide organisation and have offices in Broomhouse, Stockbridge and Newhaven, all of which are accessible on public transport. Although this volunteering role will mainly be out and about we would love for you to come and see us face to face a minimum of once a month, and are happy for you to volunteer from our offices whenever you like.


Travel expenses will be provided as well as a free lunch on full days volunteering in the office. There is a simple expenses form and expenses are processed once a month and paid into your bank account. If this is not regularly enough for your circumstanc

Accessibility Details

  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs