Volunteer Befriender, Equal Access East and Midlothian

  • VO76426


Become one of our professional and trusted committed volunteers and deliver a unique mix of services and opportunities to promote mental health and wellbeing.

Equal Access provides support and information for men and women from minority ethnic communities who are experiencing feelings of stress, isolation, depression, anxiety or unhappiness and are able to access information about the services available.

As we adopt the current social distancing measures put in place by the Government as a result of Covid-19 our Equal Access Team are working hard to ensure that support is still available to those who need it. Instead of offering support face to face, all matches will now be offered via telephone or video call and we are looking for volunteers to help us deliver this. If you speak another language, enjoy working with people and would be able to pick up the phone or make a video call we’d love to hear from you.

Organisation aims and objectives

Everyone has the right to live a full and satisfying life. We can provide the tools, information and support to help you to cope with life's challenges and live the life you want to live.


Travel details: Old Visitors Centre, National Mining Museum of Scotland, Newtongrange, EH22 4QN
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: We pay public transport rates, we pay for teas and coffees
Taster available: Yes

Last updated a month ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.