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Volunteer Befrienders

Are you passionate about supporting veterans and making a positive impact in your community? Erskine Care Home in Gilmerton, is looking for compassionate dedicated individuals to join our team as Volunteer Befrienders.
Erskine has a long tradition of providing exceptional care for veterans, and you can be part of this meaningful journey. As a weekly Volunteer Befriender, [1-2hours] you will play a vital role in enhancing the well-being and quality of life for our residents through your visits.

About Erskine

Erskine's vision is a Scotland where Veterans and their families thrive. Our mission is to offer Veterans their best possible future - through the best possible care & community support.

Experience Required

Compassionate individuals with a genuine interest in supporting veterans. Good interpersonal skills and a friendly, approachable demeanour. Active listening Willingness to engage in various activities and create a positive social experience.

Training Details

Local induction at the Edinburgh Care Home and Assisting residents with mobility Other trainings available when capacity affords e.g dementia awareness, speech and language training etc

Flexibility & Commitment


45 mins to 2 hours for minimum of 3 months

Location/Travel Details

Erskine Edinburgh 468 Gilmerton Road EH17 7SA The home is close to Morrisons supermarket on Gilmerton Road. As public transport schedules are often subject to change please check your journey in advance with


Complete an expenses form. Have it signed off by named contact or Volunteer Development Manager Can be given in cash or paid into bank account.

Accessibility Details

  • Disabled parking
  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs