Rosalind Sneddon – Je Ne Regrette Rien! For Rosalind Sneddon, volunteering has been an excellent opportunity to occupy her time, meet new people, learn skills and show that ageing can … Read more
Steven Thornton Steven Thornton first came to the Volunteer Centre Health & Wellbeing Team in 2009, having newly arrived in Edinburgh from Cupar and Dunkeld where he had attended college … Read more
“Marion Remade” 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 … Read more
Steven Moir has been volunteering for 13 years with Books on Wheels, buddied by his support worker Ian Woodward from Inclusion Alliance. Steven and Ian work as a team to … Read more
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 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 driving … 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.