Erskine Veterans Charity

Charity registered in Scotland SC006609

Erskine provides unrivalled support to Veterans in Scotland, through three care homes and a Veterans Village, comprising of 44 cottages, an Activities Centre, five Assisted Living Apartments and 24 Transitional Supported Apartments.

Erskine’s strength lies in the very special blend of dedicated care, compassion and understanding we offer to residents and their families.

Erskine care for nearly 1,000 residents each year; our care homes provide Veterans with the companionship of like-minded people. Erskine not only care for their Veterans – we care about them.


Current opportunities

Do you thrive in organising unforgettable experiences and love to be part of creating memorable moments? Erskine Care Home in Gilmerton, Edinburgh, is searching for enthusiastic individuals to join our team as Volunteer Activities & Events Volunteers. Erskine is more than a care home; it's a community. We are seeking volunteers to assist, in the organisation of events ,with outings, and group activities to bring joy and excitement to the lives of our veterans. Why Volunteer in this role? Play a crucial role in creating memorable experiences for veterans. Contribute your organisational skills to make a positive impact. Join a community that values your creativity and enthusiasm. As an Activities & Events volunteer, you will be the magic behind our big events, outings, and group activities. You will assist to ensure that our veterans have engaging and enjoyable experiences.

🎨 Calling All Art Enthusiasts! Join Us in Making a Difference! 🎨 Are you passionate about art and looking for a rewarding way to utilise your talents? Erskine, a distinguished veteran's charity with over a century of service, invites you to become a vital part of our noble mission! We are seeking a dedicated volunteer with a background in art to join us in an exciting opportunity to make a real impact in the life of a visually impaired veteran. Your role will be to assist with a captivating and niche art project, providing invaluable support and guidance. What we Offer A chance to make a meaningful difference in a veteran's life A warm and welcoming environment at the esteemed ERMAC Centre, nestled within our picturesque estate A supportive and friendly staff team ready to assist you every step of the way Volunteer Responsibilities: Collaborate with our visually impaired veteran on a fascinating art project Provide hands-on assistance and guidance during art sessions Foster a positive and encouraging atmosphere, inspiring creativity and confidence

Are you passionate about supporting veterans and making a positive impact in your community? Erskine Care Home in Gilmerton, Edinburgh, is looking for dedicated and compassionate individuals to join our team as Volunteer Befrienders. Erskine has a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional care for veterans, and you can be part of this meaningful journey. By becoming a Volunteer Befriender, you will play a vital role in enhancing the well-being and quality of life for our residents. Why Volunteer as a Befriender: Make a real difference in the lives of veterans who have served our country. Build meaningful connections and friendships with residents. Contribute to a positive and supportive community environment. As a Volunteer Befriender, you will engage in 1:2:1 interactions with residents, offering companionship and support. This could involve friendly conversations, strolls in the garden, or engaging the resident in activities like crosswords. Your time and commitment will create moments of joy and connection for those who have served our nation.

Are you a fitness enthusiast with a passion for making a positive impact on the lives of others? . Erskine Edinburgh Care Home in Gilmerton, is seeking dedicated individuals with a background in personal training or similar to join our team as Active Lifestyles Volunteer Erskine has a long-standing tradition of providing exceptional care for veterans, and you can be part of this meaningful journey. By becoming an Active Lifestyle Volunteer, you will play a vital role in enhancing the well-being and quality of life for our residents. At Erskine, we believe in promoting holistic well-being for our veterans. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to bring their expertise in the exercise field to enhance the physical health and vitality of our residents. Make a meaningful difference by promoting health and well-being for veterans. Utilise your skills and support staff to create engaging and tailored exercise classes or gym sessions for residents Contribute to a positive and supportive community environment. As an Active Lifestyle Volunteer, you will have the opportunity to assist with exercises, gym sessions and even cycling. Your expertise will play a crucial role in improving the overall fitness and mobility of our residents.