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Hub 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 Hub is a drop in service providing various forms of advice and support 7 days a week to those facing the causes and effects of homelessness. Every individual's journey is different and at Streetwork we see the potential of people and how we can support them to move forward. Volunteers compliment the work of our staff by helping with the day to day running of the hub and tasks may vary each day depending on the needs of the people there. Volunteers provide positive social interaction for those who use the hub and can free up our staff members to direct their skills and expertise where it is most needed.
Above all we need people who care about our client group, who are enthusiastic and able to respond flexibly to a role that can sometimes be challenging but bring great rewards and satisfaction. We value our volunteers and want to ensure they are equipped with the skills they need to fulfil their role. A full induction and training is provided for the role of Hub volunteer.

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

We hope volunteers can commit to about one shift per week. Shifts run every day in the morning, afternoon and evening and tend to be about 4 hours long.


Experience required: 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 Experience not required as full training and induction will be given to the right candidates who have a genuine interest in helping those suffering from the causes and effects of homelessness
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Provision of agreed expenses
Training details: Simon Community Scotland comprehensive Volunteer Induction and Training program inc policy & procedures Role specific training Shadow shifts The opportunity for further development

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