Volunteer Centre East Lothian

Charity registered in Scotland SC029045

We provide support, learning and development opportunities for people and organisations. We provide guidance, support and training to Third Sector organisations and community groups. We enable people to engage with their local community, develop and learn new skills through volunteering. We also facilitate Third Sector representation at a local level through our delegate system. Elected from with the Sector, delegates voice challenges and opinions on emerging issues, get involved in local decision making and champion the work of the Sector.

Current opportunities

OUR YOUTH BEFRIENDING SERVICE IS DELIVERED THROUGHOUT EAST LOTHIAN TO YOUNG PEOPLE AGED 8 TO 16 YEARS. We aim to have lots of fun and choice in activities while fostering a culture of healthy self-respect, positivity, increased self-confidence, and motivation. We hope to bring positivity and nurture to young people that are experiencing very difficult and challenging lifestyles.

Working alongside the Statutory + Community (Orgs) Partners we help to support people whom could benefit from a community volunteer to help them live life in a better way, reducing loneliness and social isolation. There are many things that you can get involved in, here are a few examples: • Attend "groups" for the first time (Building Confidence) • Supporting the individuals on a health walk to gain strength. • To go shopping or do some shopping for them. • Picking up prescriptions. • Wellbeing calls. • Coffee & a chat. • Assist use of technology to contact their friends, family & online shopping. • Accompany them on a bus trip to an appointment. • Assisting to read letters. • "One off" tasks