Group Volunteering: Further Information

We are always happy to meet up to discuss how Positive Help can work with your organisation for mutual benefit. Please speak to Gwen for more information on 0131 225 4766 or


As a small local charity, we can offer organisations


What do we need?

In-kind donations:


Financial donations:



Our values

People are at the centre of everything Positive Help do. In our work we always strive to uphold the following values:


Thank you to our supporters

Thank you to the organisations who support Positive Help, they help some of Edinburgh and Lothians’ most vulnerable people to have the services they need.


Tutor Doctor Edinburgh

Tutor Doctor Edinburgh. We believe that one-to-one attention can turn a child or young person’s life around. Tutor Doctor Edinburgh offer tutoring and support to local school children to maximize their performance, in much the same way as our Study Buddies project. Read more about the partnership here.



Many Lloyds employees have offered their time to our Home Support service, primarily for painting and decorating days.


A recent volunteer emailed a thank you:

“Thank you very much for my goody bag! We have a pin board at the break out area at work so I am going to put your leaflets on there as a very good cause. I really enjoyed my day it was so fulfilling to be able to help someone who was very grateful for the work we had done. I will certainly contact you again next year for my volunteer day and I have mentioned to my colleagues how much I enjoyed the day so I am sure I will have others on board with me.”


Baillie Gifford

Study Buddies (previously called Homework Club) was launched in 2013 with the help of Baillie Gifford. They supported our charitable activity by donating staff time and expertise, as well as finance and other resources. Their fundraising activities such as dress down days, bake sales and sponsored events was matched by the organization to the total of an impressive £12,700.


A Baillie Gifford representative said “Baillie Gifford is proud to have worked with Positive Help during their year as our charity partner.  They were enthusiastic and receptive to new ideas and were keen to show their appreciation.  They were mindful of our needs as a corporate supporter and together we were able to start their Homework Club project which continues to help local disadvantaged children make the most of their education under challenging circumstances.”


Gabriel Bӧhmer

Musician, painter and all-round artist, Gabriel Bӧhmer donated 20% of proceeds of sales from an exhibition of his work in autumn 2016.


We have also gratefully accepted donations of time, money or other resources from Lloyds TSB, The Bank of Scotland, Scottish Widows, Inspire Tours, Essential Edinburgh, The Greggs Foundation, The Seabird Centre, Morningside Quakers, The Cameo, The Filmhouse, The Youth Stops Aids Society, Sexpression, Edinburgh Soup and many others over the years. Thank you all!