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Sensational Student Ambassador

We are looking for Sensational Student Ambassadors! Are you a student in Edinburgh? Are you confident, creative and love communicating? Join our team as a volunteer Sensational Student Ambassador.
Vintage Vibes tackles loneliness in older people in Edinburgh by creating friendships based on shared interests. We have boatloads of lovely students who volunteer because it’s a great way of making friends, getting to know a new city and having an honorary grandparent for tea, chats and adventures.

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

The main skill we are looking for is passion. If you are passionate about helping charity projects, passionate about inspiring others to get involved, passionate about finding opportunities to showcase amazing stories about fantastic friendships between older people and students - then we would love to have you!

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 matches 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);Home-Based Volunteering;Term Time;Flexible;Summer Holidays

2 hours per week for three months, although we hope that you might be able to volunteer more if you are keen!

Location/Travel Details

We are a city-wide organization with offices in Broomhouse, Stockbridge, and Newhaven. All our offices are accessible via public transport, and our Broomhouse and Stockbridge offices are also wheelchair accessible. We are happy to allow some volunteering to be done from home or over the weekend, if you are available to meet with us face-to-face at one of our offices on a weekday at least once every two weeks

Expenses

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
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