We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.

Read more about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic

Be a coronavirus volunteer in your community

Handy Person

  • VO72068


Support young people to set up a home and personalise this by supporting to paint and decorate, Support young people to develop practical maintenance skills and knowledge to enable them to live independently, Carry out maintenance tasks as required, Contribute to the overall work of the Housing Support Team.

Organisation aims and objectives

The Rock Trust is a charity that works in Edinburgh and West Lothian with homeless and socially excluded young people between the ages of 16 and 25 years. The Trust’s aim is to provide opportunities for young people to develop the personal, social and practical skills, as well as the sense of self worth necessary for independent adult life. We do this by providing supported accommodation in a mixture of shared and single flats, including specific provision for young mothers and babies, move on support to those moving to their own home. Our Compass Project also offer supports to young people to develop the social coping skills to avoid isolation, along with opportunities for befriending and mentoring support and supported volunteering opportunities across the Lothians.










Between 4-12 hours per week


Experience required: Compassion for issues faced by young people; good organisation and communication skills; ability to carry out maintenance tasks including painting and small electrical, plumbing or carpentry jobs; physically able to move heavy furniture and appliances; self-reliant and responsible; have a driving license.
Travel details: Our office is at 55 Albany Street, EH1 3QY. Volunteering will take place at flats across Edinburgh.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses are paid up to the cost of a day bus ticket. A lunch allowance of £3 is available if volunteering occurs in excess of 5 hours in one day.
Training details: Training is not certified and takes place at different points throughout the year. Induction will take place prior to the role beginning.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 21 days ago