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All of our support services make good use of volunteers and we are always very interested to hear from anyone who feels that they have something to contribute to them.

Supportive Flatmate Edinburgh: We are looking for Supportive Flatmates for summer 2019.

Our Supported Accommodation Service will be looking to recruit two committed and motivated individuals to take on the challenging role of volunteer Supportive Flatmate in Summer 2019.

Are you looking for an exciting challenge? Want to make a real difference to young people’s lives? Need a place to live in Edinburgh for at least 6 months?

* Live with and support 3 young people in a city centre flat.

* Free Rent, free Bills

*Monthly budget of £200 to plan activities with young people.

* Your own large bedroom & living room.

* Loads of support training provided.

For more information on the role and applying, please visit our vacancies webpage.


Nightstop Edinburgh: We are currently looking for Nightstop Hosts.

Nightstop Edinburgh and Nightstop West Lothian are always on the lookout for new volunteer hosts. All hosts undergo full training, are regularly supervised, and have 24 hour contact with staff. Hosts provide emergency short term accommodation (from 1 to 3 nights- but can be extended).

Training provides an opportunity to meet the staff involved and hear first hand accounts of how placements have gone from existing hosts and, where possible, some of the young people who have benefited from the service.

For more information and Nightstop contact details, please visit the Nightstop webpage, and see this blog on the Guardian website by the CEO of Depaul UK


Mentors: We are currently looking for Volunteer Mentors.

Mentors work as part of a team of volunteers, each of whom will be appropriately matched to provide support to young people on an individual basis in the Compass project.

The overall aim of a mentor is to support a young person to build their social networks and relationships.

Within the Compass Project the focus of support is around housing, financial affairs and employment, training or education. Matching young people to the right mentor can be valuable in providing a ‘practice’ relationship for working through insecurities, developing social skills and building confidence and self-esteem.


Youth Work: We are currently looking for volunteer youth workers.

Compass provides daily group work activities to prepare young people for moving on to stable accommodation, education, training and employment.

Volunteers are welcomed to support the staff team to provide a safe environment for young people to meet new people, gain living skills, express themselves and have fun.