The Listening Service (Edinburgh Sheriff Court)

The Listening Service complements the work of the Edinburgh Sheriff Court Services. We offer a non-judgemental, confidential listening ear to any Court user so that they feel less isolated and better supported in what can be a difficult, stressful and confusing situation.

Current opportunity

The Listening Service Edinburgh is seeking to recruit new volunteers to join a dedicated team at Edinburgh Sheriff and Justice of the Peace Court situated in central Edinburgh. The LS volunteers offer time to listen on a 1 to 1 basis to all court users. Volunteers offer support to those who find their experience of court difficult, stressful or confusing and help court users find their way around a busy building and complex procedures. Mandatory initial training and ongoing support is provided. There are other volunteering opportunities available such as fundraising and acting as an ambassador to promote the work of the organisation. For further details please go to the Listening Service website.