Volunteering Hub

 

The Volunteering Hub is exclusively for current students at the University of Edinburgh. It can be used to:

 

  • Search for UK based volunteering vacancies
  • Create your profile – to capture your volunteering experience and achievements
  • Log your volunteering hours – receive a certificate at the end of the year!
  • Add your skills and download a record of your experience and achievements
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These tools support CV building for employability, encouraging long term thinking for post-university life.

 

For further help with using the Hub, read our full Volunteer User Guide.


Get AWARDED for your volunteering. Find out about our Award schemes here.

 

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  • YMCA Edinburgh logo

    Young Person's Mentor

    YMCA Edinburgh

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Plusone and intandem are both mentoring services for vulnerable young people (8-14) . Mentors receive extensive training and ongoing support to meet weekly with a young person to offer a listening ear and support to access positive activities make positive life choices.

    • Type of activityBefriending/Mentoring, Care/Support work, Children, Community, Sport and recreation, Youth work
    • Opportunity lengthOngoing
    • AvailabilityFriday PM, Monday PM, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Sunday AM, Sunday PM, Thursday PM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday PM
    • Initiative
    • Problem solving
    • Teamwork
    • Working under pressure
  • Volunteers are an important part of what we do and contribute a great deal towards our overall success. A variety of roles are available working on a range of Library, Museum and Archive projects and tasks and we welcome enquiries from anyone interested in volunteering with us.

    • Type of activityAdministration/office work, Art and culture: music, drama, crafts, galleries and museums, Events, Heritage, Library/Information Management
    • Opportunity lengthOngoing
    • AvailabilityFriday AM, Friday PM, Monday AM, Monday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM
  • Home Link Family Support logo

    Volunteer Befriender

    Home Link Family Support

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Volunteer to visit a family with pre-school children at home to offer practical and emotional support. You'll need to have empathy to listen to parents to encourage their confidence and resilience; you'll also need energy to read and play with children. We need you for 2 hours a week, for one year.

    • Type of activityBefriending/Mentoring, Children, Community, Families, Mental health
    • Opportunity lengthOngoing
    • AvailabilityFriday AM, Friday PM, Monday AM, Monday PM, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM
    • Creativity and inventive thinking
    • Critical thinking
    • Cross-cultural communication
    • Initiative
    • Interpersonal / Confidence
    • Negotiating and persuading
    • Planning / Organising
    • Problem solving
    • Self-awareness and reflection
    • Time management
    • Verbal communication and presentation
  • 7th Braid Edinburgh (George Heriot's School) Scout Group logo

    Cub Scout Leaders

    7th Braid Edinburgh (George Heriot's School) Scout Group

    This opportunity takes place from 28 Aug 2016.

    Assisting the Cub Scout Leader and the other in the Cub leadership team to deliver a program of adventurous activities and games.

    • Type of activityChildren, Community, Education, Youth work
    • Opportunity lengthOngoing
    • AvailabilityFriday PM
    • Initiative
    • Problem solving
    • Project management
    • Teamwork
    • Time management
  • Assisting the Beaver Scout Leader and the other in the Beaver leadership team to deliver a program of activities and games.

    • Type of activityChildren, Community, Education, Youth work
    • Opportunity lengthOngoing
    • AvailabilityFriday PM
    • Teamwork
  • Positive Help logo

    Befriender

    Positive Help

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Brighten the future for at-risk children and young people! Befrienders are matched for a minimum of 1 year with an at-risk child to engage fortnightly in fun activities around the community. Through this support befrienders directly assist with building the confidence, self-esteem, and future aspirations for the child.

    • Type of activityBefriending/Mentoring, Children, Community, Families, Youth work
    • Opportunity lengthOngoing
    • AvailabilityFriday PM, Monday PM, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Sunday AM, Sunday PM, Thursday PM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday PM
    • Time management
  • People Know How logo

    Digital Befriender

    People Know How

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Our “Re:connect” projects helps people to develop their digital skills. The projects is focused on supporting those who are lonely and isolated. Would you like to join our team of Digital Guides, sharing and developing your digital skills? Help people feel more connected through using technology.

    • Type of activityAdvice/Information giving, Community, Computing/Technical, Elderly
    • Opportunity lengthFixed term, Ongoing
    • AvailabilityFriday AM, Friday PM, Monday AM, Monday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM
    • Initiative
    • Public engagement
    • Teamwork
  • People Know How logo

    Research Briefing Writer

    People Know How

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Research Briefings act as a supplement our other projects; we want to support this work by linking it to academic literature. We are looking for individuals who are able to write literature review-style Research Briefings based on topics related to our current projects that we can publish on our website and use to instruct the work that we do.

    • Type of activityCommunity, Research and policy work
    • Opportunity lengthFixed term, Ongoing, Online/home based volunteering
    • AvailabilityFriday AM, Friday PM, Monday AM, Monday PM, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Sunday AM, Sunday PM, Thursday AM, Thursday PM, Tuesday AM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday AM, Wednesday PM
    • Impact
    • Analytical thinking
    • Independent learning and development
    • Independent research
    • Initiative
    • Knowledge integration and application
    • Specialist knowledge
    • Time management
    • Written communication
  • Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland logo

    Fundraising Events Volunteer

    Chest, Heart & Stroke Scotland

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Our extensive events programme couldn't go ahead without the help of our fantastic volunteers, so your help will be greatly appreciated. As part of our team, you will work in a friendly atmosphere, providing an integral service to CHSS while getting involved with marathons, abseils and walkathons!

    • Type of activityAdministration/office work, Community, Events, Health and social care, Sport and recreation
    • Opportunity lengthOngoing
    • AvailabilitySaturday AM, Saturday PM, Sunday AM, Sunday PM, Thursday PM
    • Initiative
    • Problem solving
    • Public engagement
    • Teamwork
    • Time management
    • Working under pressure
  • Positive Help logo

    Study Buddy Mentor

    Positive Help

    This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.

    Study Buddy Mentors work with a child or young person for a minimum of 1 year on reading, writing, numeracy, or a secondary school subject. You will help to engage them in learning processes and assist with developing study skills, while building academic and personal confidence.

    • Type of activityBefriending/Mentoring, Children, Community, Education, Families, Tutoring, Youth work
    • Opportunity lengthOngoing
    • AvailabilityFriday PM, Monday PM, Saturday AM, Saturday PM, Sunday AM, Sunday PM, Thursday PM, Tuesday PM, Wednesday PM
    • Initiative
    • Problem solving
    • Time management
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