Family and Household Support Volunteer

  • VO67753


Volunteers will support our vision around engaging communities by offering tailored support to those they are matched with. Volunteers will support individuals and families to work toward agreed outcomes to promote their health and well-being.
This is a fantastic opportunity for volunteers to gain valuable experience in supporting individuals and communities, work in partnership with other services and organisations and have access to excellent training opportunities.
If you’re able to spare some time to work with us, you can play a vital role in making sure we’re doing everything we can to help Edinburgh’s citizens.

Organisation aims and objectives

Family and Household Support believe in early intervention and prevention, working alongside communities to help get them the right support at the right time. We do this by working with individuals and families to address inequalities, improve health and well-being and building long-term community resilience through the provision of family support, housing support and community safety interventions. The support we offer is agreed in partnership with those we support, creating holistic and tailored support plans to meet the needs of those who access our service. This can range from health and wellbeing, parenting, neighbour disputes and welfare benefits.










Minimum of 2 hours per fortnight. Duration of the volunteering varies and is negotiable.


Experience required: Empathy, patience, good listening skills, non-judgemental, committed and reliability. Willingness to work closely with mentor and undertake training when required.
Travel details: Much of the volunteering will take place in the local community, in City of Edinburgh Council premises, or in families homes.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses paid.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: How we’ll support you You’ll have a mentor who’ll keep in touch to support your volunteering experience. Your mentor will make sure you have the right training, supervision and support. This is important as it helps you to: develop as a volunteer stay involved with volunteering give children, young people, adults or families the most appropriate support. We’ll also provide: a warm welcome full induction and training, giving you the information you need about your role regular reviews of your duties peer support and regular supervision sessions with your mentor.

Last updated 2 months 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.