Bethany Christian Trust

Bethany Christian Trust exists to relieve the suffering and meet the long-term needs of homeless and vulnerable people. Our vision is that through Christian love in action homelessness will be reduced and vulnerable people empowered to live independently within society. Bethany operates services that take people from homelessness through to managing their own tenancy and building positive friendships.

Current opportunities

Passing the Baton, a Bethany Christian Trust project, helps vulnerable people struggling to connect with their neighbourhood. It is a volunteering project, coordinated by trained staff and executed by people that can really make a difference. Passing the Baton for Older People is about befriending isolated and lonely people aged 60 and over. The project aims to increase the health and overall quality of life of older people and enabling them to live in their own homes for longer.

The Buddy Club in Moredun runs for children and elderly people. Volunteers will need to help plan, prepare and supervise children's activities and engage with the children, many of whom face difficult challenges. Volunteers will also need to ensure that elderly group members are supported to take part in the activities. Volunteers should help staff to implement health and safety procedures, and to be aware of when it is appropriate to alert a staff member if concerns arise.

The BME (Black Minority and Ethnic) Homework club is an after school club for families who have English as a second language. Volunteers will be involved in planning, preparing and supervising activities for the children. They will also be working one to one with families and carers, to help them to support their children complete their homework and improve their English. Volunteers will help to prepare snacks and drinks and encourage attendees to engage with activities.

1 mission, 6 shops, 1000's of donations. Our shops need you! Retail volunteers are the backbone of our shops. A day can include sorting donations, operating the till or pricing stock- but every day, and every shop, is different! Each volunteer brings their own skills, experience and character to a role.