Current opportunities

Ward Helpers play a vital role in the smooth running of busy wards and support patients to have positive experiences of hospital life. The Ward Helpers provide assistance at mealtimes and with other routines ward activities while focussing on supporting patients to maintain and improve their health. Ward Helpers will support patients to engage in activities one to one or in small groups enabling them to maintain physical and mental activity while in hospital.

Now more than ever, a friendly face or a supportive phone chat can make a world of difference. ‘Fancy a Blether’ volunteers help to reduce loneliness and social isolation for local people in Midlothian. Volunteers are matched with their ‘Fancy a Blether’ partner to provide a friendly contact once a week. Volunteers initially make phone contact with a view to meeting face-to-face to support the person to access services and activities in their community. With each call or meeting, volunteers can expect to feel the immediate impact of donating their time as they help to reduce loneliness and social isolation for local people in Midlothian. This role can be flexible around your work or family commitments as the schedule is mutually agreed with the person you are supporting. Get in touch to find out about upcoming dates for volunteer training and start your journey today!

Volunteers offer companionship to a person who has an unpaid carer and supports the carer to take some time for themselves in the knowledge that their loved-one is safe at home. Carer Relief Companions provide companionship to person aged 16 or over who has a family member or loved-one who cares for them at home. This supports the carer to take a break from their role and have some time for themselves while giving them peace of mind that the person they care for is safe and has company in their home environment. The person who has support needs benefits from a new social connection and engaging in activities such as reminiscence, enjoying a hobby together, chatting, or watching TV. This is a great opportunity to make a meaningful difference to people with long-term health conditions or disabilities and their unpaid carers and you can expect to see the immediate impact of your volunteer time. This role takes place for 2-4 hours per week, between Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm. A minimum commitment of 6 months is requested after training and induction is complete. Get in touch to find out about upcoming dates for volunteer training and start your journey today!

Welcome Guides really enhance and improve the public’s experience of the vaccination clinics supporting an efficient and pleasant journey from entrance to exit. We are seeking friendly and reliable volunteer welcome guides to support the vaccination clinic at Gorgbridge Leisure Centre. Guides provide a warm welcoem and guide members of the public through their appointment journey, giving directions, providing updates, creating a positive atmosphere and observing after appointments.