Welfare Volunteer

  • VO83324


Welfare Volunteers work together helping to ensure the mental, physical and emotional wellbeing of volunteers and members of the SHRUB Coop. This could include helping create accessible welfare policies, assisting with workshops and drop in sessions and arbitrating conflicts and complaints - not all volunteers have to take part in all tasks, giving the volunteers opportunity to focus on their interest areas. We ask for a minimum commitment of 6 months of volunteering, approximately 2-3h/week.

Organisation aims and objectives

The SHRUB Co-op aims to reduce waste by providing a platform for people to engage with sustainability. It is student-led, but anybody can get involved. We run a Swapshop, where people can swap their ‘waste’ things for items swapped in by others, a Freeshop (for members of the co-operative), a beginners Bicycle repair and maintenance workshop, upcycling and upskilling workshops, Social Justice Movie Nights, and host a food-sharing group who tackle food waste.










2-3 hours per week for 6 months.


Experience required: Essential skills: Communication skills, empathy for people from different backgrounds and with different needs Desirable: Experience in conflict mediation, mental health and wellbeing Active Listening Knowledge of equality, diversity, accessibility
Travel details: Meetings are organised in wheelchair accessible locations within walking distance of the postcode. Shared office space for tasks can be arranged at 13 Guthrie Street (not wheelchair accessible) or 17 Guthrie Street (wheelchair accessible), both at EH1 1JG.
Minimum age: 16


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses should be checked with the volunteer coordinator beforehand, and then can be claimed with a receipt at the 13 Guthrie Street office during ordinary office hours, following a simple petty cash procedure and form (schedule an appointment beforehand). Small expenses will be paid in cash; larger expenses will be paid into account.
Training details: Inductions are provided by the volunteer coordinators Ongoing training is available both internally and externally in relation to duties in the role
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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