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.

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VolunteerNet - Flexible Volunteering

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We offer flexible roles such as helping people with practical tasks (gardening) or spending 1:1 time with the person to offer few hours respite to their families. We support older people with dementia, adults with physical and learning disabilities who live in the community. It's a city wide project but you can choose to volunteer in your local community. Volunteers will be able to take part in various activities such as going out for walks coffee,etc.

Organisation aims and objectives

The City of Edinburgh Social Work Department aims to provide good quality services to people in Edinburgh to protect people from abuse, neglect, accident & self harm. We arrange and provide services for people in their own homes, in day centres, in family care & residential homes. We encourage voluntary organisations & self help groups whose work helps us to achieve our aims and to tell the citizens of Edinburgh, the local Council and central government about groups and minorities whose needs are being neglected, to try and promote their welfare.










Minimum of 2 hours per week, minimum 6 months of commitment


Experience required: No experience required. We are looking for friendly and caring individuals who are interested in sharing time with vulnerable people.
Travel details: Various locations around Edinburgh
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses to and from volunteering opportunity are paid by VolunteerNet. Expenses for activities carried out during the volunteering session are paid by the carers
Training details: We have on going training which you can choose from, some of which is certificated. The initial mandatory training is as follows - Basic induction to volunteering in Health and Social Care . Moving & Assisting training . Introduction to client and outing alongside Volunteer Coordinator
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 4 months ago