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Volunteer Mealtime Helpers

Are you someone who finds joy in providing support and creating a pleasant dining experience for others? Erskine Care Home in Gilmerton, Edinburgh, is looking for caring individuals to join our team as Volunteer Mealtime Helper. As a Volunteer Mealtime helper, you will be an essential part of creating a positive dining experience for residents at Erskine Care Home. This volunteer position involves providing support and companionship during mealtimes.

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

No specific qualifications are required. We welcome individuals with a compassionate and friendly demeanour with a genuine interest in supporting veterans, who can communicate well and are dedicated to making a positive iimpact for veterans Good interpersonal skills and a friendly, approachable demeanour.

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

Term Time

45 mins to 1 hours weekly 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