Portobello Older Peoples Project (East Lothian)

This project is for the frail and elderly in the Portobello area. The project meets Tuesday and Wednesday every week from 10.00am – 2.30pm. The aim of the project is to get the older people out of their homes and meet other people. The project has a varied programme of activities and outings with the help of volunteers.

Current opportunity

We are looking for at least two volunteer helpers to join our Tuesday team at Portobello Older Peoples Project (POPP). POPP is a small lunch/social club which provides day care for older people from in and around the Portobello area. The aim is to reduce social isolation and support mental & physical wellbeing by providing lunch and the chance to socialise with others. Volunteers help to set up the hall, serve lunch, and support the older people to take part in activities such as quizzes, singing, reminiscence & outings. Volunteers also help on the bus bring the older people to the hall and home again.