Grassmarket Community Project

Charity registered in Scotland SC041674

To provide opportunities to individuals who are homeless or at the risk of homelessness. This is acheived through the provision of a drop-in meal service and weekly skill based workshops.

Current opportunities

Volunteers will be helping in the production of making Items from our own Greyfriars tartan which will include. soft toys, purses, bags, kilts ect. All these items will then go on sale to generate additional funds which will provide learning opportunities to adults who have or are experiencing homelessness, abuse, addiction, poor mental/physical health, loneliness, and social isolation. Embracing an asset-based approach, we provide free meals and skill-based activities to empower participants to re-connect and boost their self-esteem and social capital.

Lone working in the shop. Able to open and close shop. Handling cash and card payments. Rotational basis to cover 7-day opening 10.30 to 4.40 or 2-3 shifts to cover opening hours. Customer service. Pricing as outlined by the shop team. Display and merchandising (may include transferring items from one display to another). Stock control.

Greeting service users and general public. Help sign service users in. Keeping the reception area tidy. Answering and forwarding phone calls. Updating sign up sheet for service users to attend classes/activities.
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