Family Support Volunteer

  • VO97406


Volunteering Matters are a national volunteering charity. We are looking "Family Support" Volunteers in the City of Edinburgh, who can offer practical, social and emotional support to a local family in need.

Our Family Supporters programme recruits, trains and supports volunteers, matching them 1:1 with parents and families facing a range of life challenges and barriers. Volunteers help families, spending 1:1 time together on a personalised set of goals chosen by the family, for the family.

These goals may including achieving improved living standards, building confidence and soft skills, budgeting, healthier eating, better school life, improving health and wellbeing or introducing parents to community resources, and lots more.

If you have an understanding of the challenges that families are facing and would like to use your life experiences and skills to support others, this could be the role for you!

As a volunteer, you will build a strong relationship based on trust and mutual respect, acting as a friendly face who listens and cares about the family.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our vision is of a society where everyone can participate in their local community through volunteering and social action.










1 or 2 hours per week for 3-6 months.


Experience required: Volunteers should have a desire to improve the lives of families. Volunteering Matters is looking for a reliable, confident, enthusiastic, organised and non-judgemental volunteers.
Travel details: The opportunity will take place in Edinburgh all travel expenses will be reimbursed. Training can be delivered 1-1 at a location near to the Volunteer.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All travel and general expenses
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Information Session, to find out more details, is avaliable
Training details: Induction and ongoing training
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet