Edinburgh and Lothians Regional Equality Council

Charity registered in Scotland SC007896

Edinburgh & Lothians Regional Equality Council (ELREC) has a remit to work across the areas of City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian Councils. The main objectives of ELREC are: To work towards the elimination of discrimination in all its forms, To reduce inequality and promote a culture of human rights, To promote good relations between persons of protected characteristics without distinction on grounds of colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, age and creed; and To promote and organise cooperation in the achievement of the aforesaid purposes and to that end to bring together in ELREC, representatives of the statutory authorities and voluntary organisations engaged in the furtherance of the aforesaid purposes within the Local Authority Council areas of the City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian.

Current opportunities

The Edinburgh Climate Festival was founded in 2016 as a community event to raise awareness about climate change. In 2021, it was run on Leith Links by ELREC (lead), The Welcoming, Earth in Common, Salisbury Centre, Transition Edinburgh and SHRUB Coop. The Festival, themed around sustainability-related topics, such as food growing, active travel, energy efficiency and waste reduction, will be organised by a consortium of Edinburgh community organisations tackling climate change.

Helping in setting up space for art workshop. Helping in promoting and advertising the art workshop. Helping the participants during the art workshop.

The volunteer coordinator will manage the bookings of the food bank, lead the volunteers during the service, unload the van, organise the food and clean the premises.