Men's Group Volunteer

  • VO89103


Volunteers help to reduce loneliness and enhance the wellbeing of the tenants of extra-care housing. We are looking for a volunteer to host a small group of male residents to socialise and share common interests.
Volunteers help to reduce loneliness and enhance wellbeing for the tenants of Cowan Court extra-care housing development in Penicuik. Volunteer visitors host a small group of tenants to take part in activity or socialise and share common interests. This opportunity is for a volunteer to host a group specifically for male tenants who have interests such as sports and local history.

Organisation aims and objectives

Health care facilities and Hospitals










two hours per week for at least six months


Experience required: Good listening and verbal communication skills Ability to be inclusive, patient, and non-judgmental Punctual and reliable A warm, friendly, and professional approach Able to make conversation with new people Respect for confidentiality Confidence working with small groups Willingness to adhere to the boundaries of the role Willingness to maintain regular contact with Volunteer Services Manager No previous experience is required; full training will be given
Travel details: Cowan Court is a 10 minute walk from stops for Lothian Buses 37, 47, 140 and Borders Buses X62
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Out-of-pocket expenses will be reimbursed in line with the NHS Lothian Volunteer Expenses Policy.
Training details: Interactive virtual induction sessions prior to placement. Optional monthly training sessions are offered on a variety of themes and both informal and formal support is provided by a named person. Volunteers also receive regular newsletters.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet