Friendship Volunteer

  • VO84348


Vintage Vibes is charity project helping over 60s in Edinburgh overcome loneliness and social isolation. We pair up our Friendship Volunteers and VIPs with shared interests to create genuine friendships. As a volunteer, you will visit your VIP once a week for an hour or so, and enjoy activities such as walks, coffee shops, or a home visit. This is a companionship role, not a carer’s role. You will not be expected to do any personal care, household chores, or financial transactions for your VIP.

Organisation aims and objectives

To tackle isolation and loneliness using friendly volunteers to offer long-term friendships and the chance to be more socially connected.










1 hour per week for at least 6 months. Our VIPs prefer to see Friendship Volunteers in the daytime, you can pick a day and time that suits you. Don’t worry if you are sick or are on holiday, that’s fine!


Experience required: No previous experience, just have an open and friendly approach.
Travel details: This is an in-person volunteering role. You will be visiting your VIP at their home or accompanying out for walks and to coffee shops. Your VIP will be local to you with shared interests. We can match you with someone close to you home, work or place of study.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Yes travel expenses & refreshments at café meetups
Training details: Attend an interactive volunteer training sessions with other volunteers. Attend fun volunteer meet ups every 2 months – such as bowling, escape room with other volunteers. Monthly newsletters for inspiration and conversations starters with your VIPs Ongoing interactive training opportunities such as dementia awareness.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet