Helping the aged and being around them selflessly doesn’t come naturally to all. Lee Whitelaw is one to look up to as an exception. Volunteering with Portobello Older People’s Project, … Read more
Volunteer Edinburgh works with over 300 referral organisations that regularly encourage their clients to consider volunteering to improve their health and wellbeing. To quote one “it has encouraged me to … Read more
Edinburgh scientist Laura McQuatt (correct) has been a volunteer driver and group coordinator with Contact the Elderly for almost 6 years. Keen to put something back into the community, a … Read more
Our colleagues at the local Shaw Trust Project, Wellbeing Works shared this story with us recently. Meet Anna who describes her volunteering as a healing activity. To quote: “You are here and now, you just focus on the things that are here.
I live in Edinburgh and I love being involved in organisations which focus on promoting disability inclusion and equality in all areas of life.
For Marion West, a volunteer at Health in Mind’s Information Resource Centre and Rediscover Befriending Service, volunteering has been a “life-changing” experience. “I had been out of work for quite a long time with mental ill health and my occupational therapist (OT) suggested that volunteering would be a great way to re-integrate me in to society.