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Volunteer Support Staff- Anne Hope House

Would you like to help with the running of Anne Hope House and assist staff to deliver residential support during the evening and overnight?
Bethany provides a suite of services which support people struggling with issues of homelessness helping them to: find suitable accommodation and furnish their homes, tackle addictions, learn new skills and gain employment, develop positive social networks and become active members of their local communities. This role is part of Crisis Intervention.

About Bethany Christian Trust

Bethany Christian Trust is a national charity whose mission is to relieve the suffering and meet the long term needs of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. We share a big vision – to work together towards the aim of Ending Homelessness in Scotland. We support people in a broad range of ways including: housing, education and employment, addiction recovery, emotional well-being, street outreach, community integration, offending reduction and social support

Experience Required

Experience of providing general support to vulnerable people. This role is emotionally strenuous and the volunteer should be aware of this. The volunteer should be mindful of personal wellbeing, appropriate boundaries and the limitations of the role, remembering that emotional and physical safety is of paramount importance. They should be able to develop strong, healthy and appropriate relationships with colleagues, so the ability to work as part of a team is essential.

Training Details

Volunteers will be given training at induction, and on an ongoing basis as necessary.

Flexibility & Commitment

Residential Volunteering

6pm to 9am. Starting no later than 9pm, spending time with the residents until later in the evening and sleeping accommodation provided overnight. Leaving after 9am. The volunteer would be on shift with an employed member of staff who will be awake overnight. We ask that volunteers do not volunteer more than 16 hours a week.

Location/Travel Details

The unit is in Edinburgh. To maintain a safe environment for the women we accommodate the exact location is confidential until any role is confirmed.


No expenses paid.

Accessibility Details

  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs