Streetwork

Charity registered in Scotland SC017802

We enable a life off the street for people facing extremely difficult circumstances. We provide expert and compassionate support and advice and we work with people so they can resolve their homelessness as quickly as possible. People can receive services from our Holyrood Hub but we also go to them, either on the street or in their own accommodation.


Current opportunities

Outreach volunteers will work with a full time member of staff to deliver street based and detached outreach within partner agencies. Volunteers will gain experience on the frontline for those begging, sleeping rough or living a street based lifestyle, supporting them to take the first step in the journey from the street to a settled home. This role involves making contact and building relationships with people around Edinburgh who may be sleeping rough, begging or living on the street.

The Donations Coordinator will be involved with picking up, sorting and organising donations for easy access and distribution to service users. They will provide support to staff in seeking donations required for service users.

Tasks may include: Assisting with amenities such as accessing showers, laundry, phone, post and locker facilities Helping to sort donations Managing the clothing store Serving teas, coffee and breakfast Giving out basic sign-posting information (free food, directions,etc) Helping with workshops Welcoming new service users and showing them round the Hub Checking the bathrooms Please get in touch at volunteering@simonscotland.org to find out more about our Volunteer Information Evening.

We are seeking volunteers with specialist skills we can offer to our service users and/or the organisation. This may be for individuals, groups or a specific activity to service users/the organisation on an ongoing or one- off basis. Skills could include haircuts, chiropody, complementary therapies, art therapy, literacy classes, practical support, marketing, fundraising, IT or business skills. Whatever you feel you may be able to offer.