Bridge to Freedom Volunteer

  • VO85904


Across all three sites, we are looking for volunteers to support the running of the group, and volunteers to befriend attendees on a 1-2-1 basis. The group has Christ at the centre, and group volunteers need to have a Christian faith with a church connection. For those engaging in 1-2-1 support, a strong Christian faith is required, ideally with lived experience of addiction or experience of working in this area. All volunteer should help attendees feel welcomed and comfortable, whilst also maintaining appropriate boundaries, e.g. chatting and contributing to the group discussion.

Organisation aims and objectives

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










2 hours per week for at least 6 months


Experience required: This role requires all attendees, including volunteers, to be vulnerable and open. Volunteers should be comfortable with this, and have healthily processed any trauma or experiences that may be touched upon in such a group. This is to ensure that a) the focus remains on the clients, and b) that volunteers are able to support clients using the context of their experience.
Travel details: There are currently three Bridge to Freedom groups in Edinburgh, their locations are below; Tron Kirk, Moredun (more details on request) Thursdays, 7-9pm; Gorebridge Parish Church (more details on request), Fridays 2-4pm; Leith (more details on request) Monday 2-4pm.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Regular volunteers are entitled to claim up to £3.60 per day for travel expenses (£4.50 if multiple buses are required).
Training details: The volunteer will receive an induction with necessary training, and additional training as required and appropriate.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet