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Donations Volunteer Edinburgh

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Simon Community Scotland is a values led organisation. We expect all of our staff and volunteers to reflect this, to care about people and demonstrate compassion, tolerance and tenacity. You can find out more about our mission and vision here, http://simonscotland.org/about-us/.
The Donations Volunteers will play a key role in helping to manage donations to Streetwork. They will take charge of sorting the donations that come in and may be asked to assist in asking for specific donations. They will help to organise the collection and drop-off of donations and liaise with staff members and other volunteers to ensure that appropriate donations are accessible and available to service users.
Above all we need someone who cares about our client group, who is enthusiastic and able to respond flexibly to a role that can sometimes be challenging but bring great rewards and satisfaction.

Organisation aims and objectives

Every day we help make positive things happen for people facing extremely difficult circumstances. We provide expert, compassionate and flexible support and link people into the services they need. We deliver a range of services across Glasgow, Edinburgh (Streetwork) and across Central Scotland. We work with people so that they can resolve their homelessness as quickly as possible. We maintain contact with people – in diverse circumstances – so that we can help them address the underlying reasons for their homelessness and get the support they need. By working and learning together we can drive impact and change person to person – to transform everyone’s experience of homelessness in Scotland.










Frequency and commitment details

This is a flexible role that can work around the volunteers own availability. However, ideally they will be able to commit to a minimum of 4 hours per fortnight.


Experience required: Able to approach your volunteering role and tasks with a flexible and non judgemental attitude A logical and organised approach Able to approach your volunteering role and tasks with a flexible and non-judgemental attitude Empathetic towards our client group Good communication and people skills Enjoy meeting and interacting with people Some basic IT skills would be beneficial, however are not essential
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Provision of agreed expenses
Training details: Simon Community Scotland’s comprehensive Volunteer Induction and Training program The opportunity for further development

Last updated 3 months ago