Edinburgh Choices - Firsthand Lothian - volunteering

Name Firsthand Lothian - volunteering

Volunteers aged 18+ required across Edinburgh to provide 3 to 4 hours of care and support for families with a child with a disability on a regular weekly / fortnightly basis. The service is delivered in the family home allowing the parent / carer some time away from their caring responsiblities to spend time with non disabled siblings, take up an activity or interest or simply spend some time with another adult or partner.

Successful volunteers must be able to obtain PVG membership and supply 2 references. Attendance at Induction Training (delivered over 2 Saturday mornings)  and Certificated First Aid and Food Hygeine and Infection control training sessions are also a requirement.

Volunteers who want to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence around caring for children with disablity can be matched with an experienced worker in the first instance if required.

Support for Children under 16, Young people 16 - 26, Carers or parents, People with a physical disability, people with a learning disability, people with long term conditions.
Accessibility Some family homes may be wheelchair accessible but not guaranteed
What to do next

Contact us to discuss the opportunity and request an application form. You can also visit our website to find out more information.

Address Strathmore Business Centre, Hopetoun Gate, 8b McDonald Road, Edinburgh
Postcode EH7 4LZ
Phone 0131 523 1322
Email info@firsthand-lothian.org.uk
Area served City wide