Positive Help Edinburgh

Drop-In Volunteer Information Evening

If you want to find out more about volunteering with Positive Help, come along to our drop-in information evening where you can chat to some of our current volunteers; we have roles to suit everyone whether you’re looking to gain new skills and add to your CV or simply give your time, we have some fantastic roles detailed below. Full roles descriptions are available here. 

Supportive Transport

If you enjoy driving, you could be our next supportive transport volunteer, helping to get people in the local community to vital hospital appointments. Whether you can spare a day a month or a week, our driving volunteers make a big difference to those who struggle with mobility and social isolation. Our drivers often become a regular part of someone’s life and for some their journeys together may be the only chance the person has to get out of the house for days or even weeks. Our volunteer drivers have told us that driving helps them to maintain their skills whilst also gaining practical experience in supporting vulnerable adults.

Home Support

Our trained volunteers offer support to families in and around the home, whether it’s gardening, cleaning, painting or decluttering. Our service users often tell us of the enormous difference that having a clean, fresh living space makes to their overall well-being. Many of our clients spend a lot of time at home, some alone, and so their living environment is an important part of their self-care and  having a friendly volunteer pop in to help out and to have a chat benefits their wellbeing in more ways than one. Our volunteers have told us that they like seeing that they are making an immediate impact to someone’s wellbeing and enjoy the flexibility of the role which can be easily fitted around other commitments.

Befriending

If you enjoy spending time with children and trying new things then befriending could be the role for you. Our young people often come from chaotic households and have parents or carers who are chronically ill; our befrienders meet with children twice a month for fun activities and outings which helps to improve their confidence and self-esteem. Our volunteers have told us that they love seeing the children develop as well as getting to have fun themselves.

Study Buddies

Our study buddy volunteers meet with a child once a week to help them with their learning, whether it’s a homework assignment or a trip to a museum our volunteers tell us that they love seeing the child’s progress each week whilst gaining practical experience in supporting vulnerable children.

Office and Admin Support

If you’re looking to brush up on your admin skills then you might want to volunteer as office support. Our volunteers help us with scheduling, answering phones and other general admin duties and help to keep our services running smoothly.

Fundraising

Do you like speaking to people and willing to shake a bucket at the same time? For 2019, our 30th year, we will have many opportunities where we need friendly people who are willing to collect money at events.

Events Team

2019 is our 30th year and we aim to put on many events including a giant BIRTHDAY PARTY!  We need people who can help plan parties to help us though. Organisers to plan in advance and extra people to help set up and manage on the day. Being part of this team is very flexible to fit in with the time you can give.

 

You can gain skills including: