Volunteering Opportunities at a Care Home

  • VO92717


"Join our team of volunteer befrienders and make a difference in someone's life! Share your passion for activities such as arts and crafts, gardening, reading, day trips etc., while building a meaningful connection with a person in need of companionship. As a befriender, you'll have the opportunity to brighten someone's day and create lasting memories. Sign up today!"

For more info, please go to https://www.sanctuary-care.co.uk/job-roles/volunteering

Organisation aims and objectives

Formerly a stable block, this converted nursing home is a unique building nestled in its own rustic courtyard. The home is in a wonderful rural location of Tranent, with views over the fields and woodlands surrounding Pencaitland village. At the helm is manager Ann Lyell, who has worked in care for 23 years. Ann and her experienced team provide a range of care tailored to the individual needs of their wonderful residents, including nursing care and dementia care. Local people truly welcome the care home and our residents into the heart of their community. Representatives from nearby churches come to Tyneholm Stables to conduct special services, especially for the residents. They also extend the warmest welcome when we take our residents to church services in the home’s minibus. The home is also just 15 miles from Edinburgh city centre. Children from the local primary school frequently visit, taking part in themed events and activities. We also love to host community events where we invite people along for coffee mornings and fundraisers. Our residents also love to get out and about to popular places across East Lothian and more locally into the village.












Experience required: Listening skills
Travel details: This opportunity is accessible by foot, bus, car and train.
Minimum age: 14


Taster available: Yes
Taster details: A meet and greet and a show round are available
Training details: Online course which includes safeguarding, dementia friends, GDPR, life in a care home etc.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet