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Plusone Mentor

We are looking for volunteers who are eager to make a difference in their own community and make a difference in the life of a young person. The mentor will regularly meet up with a young person offering a friendly ear, support and guidance and advice on making positive life choices.

 
Cultural Heritage Project Volunteers
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Join a prestigious volunteering project supporting young women to discover their own cultural heritage through oral histories, art, and archive exploration. Local artists, academics and staff from National Galleries Scotland will be supporting the project, and documentary of the project will be made by Screen Education.

Volunteers would work directly with the young women, helping deliver sessions within school hours. You will also support them in achieving their Duke of Edinburgh's Award.

 
Shared Heritage Volunteer

The Shared Heritage project will create positive relationships between the increasing Spanish speaking community and the Scottish community in Edinburgh. The project aims to build bridges between these communities, by discovering and appreciating the heritage and history we share.

 
Digital Champion Volunteer
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Our new Re:connect project provides Digital Classroom Sessions for people to develop their digital skills and computer literacy. It is focussed on supporting people who are lonely and isolated. Join us and develop your digital and computer literacy skills whilst helping other people do the same.

 
Hit Squad Painter

Hit Squad volunteers help support clients to decorate their new home.Working in teams of volunteers alongside the client, two rooms will be decorated and the client gains painting experience and emotional support.This opportunity takes place over a full day and we ask a commitment of once a month

 
Café Connect Volunteer

Café Connect is at the heart of the Eric Liddell Centre. The volunteers take orders, make hot drinks, serve customers and make sure the Café is in order. The Café brings in much needed income for the Centre's activities and offers volunteers valuable experience in hospitality and customer service.

 
Trustee Positions

Trustees govern and lead charity organisations as part of a board. Charities are always looking for new trustees, and it's a fantastic way to learn about the management and strategy side of charities while contributing to a great cause. Time commitment is often low, but being a trustee will look fantastic on your CV.

 
Information Station Assistant
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The Shelter Scotland Edinburgh Hub is developing an interactive “Information Station” to give access to online facilities for our clients. More and more, people are expected to access certain services online and need to complete online application processes to move their situation forward.

 
Child Care Volunteer

Firsthand Lothian is currently seeking more volunteers to deliver a child care service for vulnerable, disadvantaged and lone parent families and parents with a child/ren with a disability. We work with families where parent(s) do not have any other regular support or respite from their caring role.

 
Volunteer Engagement Team Member - Positive Transitions

Volunteers will work as part of a team to design engaging youth consultations and work on a one to one basis with young people. They will be fully trained in befriending techniques and "hands on" social research skills.

 
Sports Coaches

There are 14 sports clubs in the South-West Edinburgh Community Sports Hub, from Gymnastics, Basketball, Trampolining to Rugby. You will volunteer in South-West Edinburgh area with Active Schools and Community Clubs. Support will be provided to get coaching qualifications in these sports.

 
Befriending Volunteer

The Befriending service aims to breakdown the isolation experienced by carers in providing them with a volunteer befriender. The role is flexible, allowing the volunteer and carer to negotiate when and where, and how often, they will meet.

 
Events and Membership Volunteering

The RSPB are looking to recruit volunteers to help with their events throughout the year. You will be involved from anything to helping to set up the stall, talking to members of the public, running interactive activities with children and spreading the word about the RSPB!

 
ENSA Excellence Awards 2017 - The Shortlist
ENSA Excellence Awards 2017 - The Shortlist

Congratulations to all of the shortlisted nominees for this year's Excellence Awards!
The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on 3rd May at Craiglockhart Chapel.

 
Social Group Assistant
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Provide friendly, encouraging, appropriate support to young people aged 12-24 who are experiencing social isolation and loneliness to benefit from improved access to social opportunities, improved social relationships and improved mental wellbeing.

 
Computer Club Helpers

Scottish Seniors Computer Clubs is a federation run by volunteers to assist over 50's with their devices. The members are here to find out what they can do with a computer/laptop, iPad/tablet or phone/smartphone device. The volunteer tutors are here to help in any way they can.

 
Gig Buddy
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Whatever your music interest, we'll match you up with one of our service users who has the same taste in music and send you out to gigs free of charge. Not only do you get a great night out, you can also meet new people and help out a fellow music lover who would not get the chance to attend without you!

 
Football coach
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To help coach & develop children's football talent at Redhall Star. Various age groups require help with coaching and matches. Full training will be given and opportunities exist to take SFA Youth coaching qualifications. Enthusiasm & interest are the biggest assets needed.

 
Central Sorting Hub volunteers
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Be part of an instrumental team that sorts and organises the donations we sell in our charity shops.

 
Duke of Edinburgh's Award Leaders
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Duke of Edinburgh's Award (DofE) Leaders are responsible for leading, guiding, inspiring and encouraging people completing their DofE. You will be placed in a local school to assist DofE staff and participants get through their sections and complete their Awards. An interest in the outdoors is not essential but can be useful!

 
Family Support Volunteer

To look after children and young people with disabilities to enable lone parents and parents of children with additional support needs to have a short break on a planned and regular basis. To care for the child/ren ensuring their safety and well-being in the absence of the parent / carer.

 
Fit for Health

Fit for Health would value the input of volunteers to assist with weekly long term condition classes. Volunteers will support a specialist instructor with delivering physical activity sessions and be responsible for conducting pre and post assessments. Volunteers are sought over a longer term basis (minimum of 6 months) and will be required to commit to a minimum of one to two hours of their time each week.

 
Social Researcher

We have developed a unique programme that equips volunteers to write good quality literary reviews on a range of topics around social innovation and modern day social issues. Volunteers receive training on how to review all different mediums of research.

 
Foot Carers
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Foot Carers assist clients to manage their personal foot care.
Poor foot care can lead to various health complications and can easily be avoided. We assist all sorts of people from the local community – including older people, people with disabilities and even those who are able-bodied.

 
Young Demonstrators

Young people at the National Museum of Scotland For young people by young people The museum’s youth team, the Young Demonstrators, are aged 14-22 and come from a variety of backgrounds. The one thing they have in common is that they love the museum and want to help other young people discover the amazing things it has to offer.

 
Bo'ness Cubs & Beavers Leaders
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The Bo'ness Cubs and Beavers groups need help! They meet on a Wednesday evening between 18:00 and 20:30. Cubs are aged 8-10 and Beavers 6-8 years old.

Whilst the groups only meet for a few hours, leaders or assistant leaders would be expected to prepare material for the groups, usually within the scope of the badges available, but with the emphasis on fun as well as learning and developing skills for the kids.

 
Helpline Volunteer

Volunteers respond to phone calls, emails and webchats from anyone in Scotland caring for or concerned about a child. Full training is provided. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn and use basic counselling skills and gain experience in supporting families in Scotland.

 
Advice Plus Assistant Volunteer

Sometimes when people contact Shelter Scotland for advice they may need additional support and help with sorting out their housing problem. Advice Plus Volunteers will support the Advice Plus workers to help people make positive steps to improve their housing situation.

 
Fundraising Volunteer for CHAS

To help raise funds for Children's Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) by volunteering at bag packs, bucket shakes and information stands. You will be speaking with the public, giving out leaflets and collecting money in the provided CHAS bucket.

 
Day Care Volunteer

The Day Care Service provides an opportunity for people with dementia to meet and take part in activities with others in a safe and welcoming atmosphere. Our helpers are central to the service because they provide friendship and company to the service users and assistance to the staff.