Current vacancies

Our volunteers provide essential support and bringing with them skills, knowledge and experience that really help to make a difference.

All our current volunteering vacancies are listed below. To apply for a position, please complete the application form by clicking 'apply online'. 

If you are applying using the online form, it is advisable to save your online application as a draft at regular intervals while completing it to ensure your information is not lost. 

Please note that we cannot accept speculative applications.

If you are interested in volunteering for our sister charity, Scottish War Blinded, you can view current Scottish War Blinded volunteering vacancies.  

Activity Volunteer (Forward Vision)

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Edinburgh and Lothians

You will be volunteering at Forward Vision, our residential centre for young adults who have visual impairments and a range of additional needs including physical disabilities and both cognitive and communication impairments. Working alongside trained and qualified staff, you will improve our young adults' quality of life by helping them take part in a range of rewarding activities such as reading, art, music and meditation.

In this role you will get to know the different personalities, interests and skills of our young people. You will build close ongoing relationships with them, and become an important and trusted person in their lives. For this reason, this role would suit someone who is considering a longer term volunteering commitment of a year or more.

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Volunteer Driver (Forward Vision)

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Edinburgh and Lothians

Love driving, and qualified to drive a minibus? Love spending time with young people?

How about a volunteering opportunity that involves both?! We need a safe and responsible road-user with a fun and friendly personality to help us get our young people out and about.

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Reception & Admin Volunteer (Jenny's Well, Paisley)

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Greater Glasgow

Could yours be the friendly face that is the first point of contact for family members, professionals and other visitors at our busy Jenny's Well Care Home in Paisley? Do you have good admin skills and enjoy helping ensure everything keeps running smoothly? We need a volunteer to help with reception and office admin, and if you think you've got what it takes we'd love to hear from you!

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Volunteer Befriender (Jenny's Well, Paisley)

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Greater Glasgow

Volunteer befrienders play a vital role in Jenny's Well Care Home, spending quality time with our older residents who are all visually impaired. Do you love to chat, reminisce, read and play games with older people? Perhaps you have a love of art, music or sport that you can share with our residents? You could become a member of our activities team and help us them make sure there’s never a dull moment at Jenny's Well!

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IT Support and Learning Volunteer (Braeside House)

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Edinburgh and Lothians

Many of our older residents would like to be able to make better use of modern technology, for example to keep in touch with loved ones or be able to take and share photos and/or videos. This, if you’re the right person, is where you come in.

For this role, we’re looking for two important skillsets:

  1. You should be someone who is comfortable and confident with modern technology. You don’t need to be an expert software engineer or anything like that; we need volunteers who can find their way around the average smartphone, tablet or laptop and make use of their common functions.
  2. You should have great people skills, patience and the ability to explain steps clearly and simply to our residents, helping them build their knowledge and confidence.
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Volunteer Befriender (Braeside House)

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Braeside House, 81 Liberton Brae, Edinburgh EH16 6LE

Volunteer befrienders play a vital role in Braeside House Care Home, spending quality time with our older residents who are all visually impaired. Do you love to chat, reminisce, read and play games with older people? Perhaps you have a love of art, music or sport that you can share with our residents? You could become a member of our activities team and help us them make sure there’s never a dull moment at Braeside House!

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Volunteer Events Assistant

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Edinburgh and Lothians

What does Royal Blind do?

Royal Blind is Scotland's largest vision impairment organisation. We create life changing opportunities for vision impaired children and adults from across Scotland and the rest of the UK. 

What team will you be supporting and what do they do?

The Fundraising department organise all Royal Blind’s events and challenges. The Volunteer Events Assistant will be assisting this team.  

Tasks and Responsibilities 

  1. Administrative Support (issuing raffle prize donation request letters, acknowledge donations received with a thank you letter)
  2. Event Promotion 
  3. Hosting information stalls at various events to raise charity awareness 
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Volunteer Reception Assistant

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Edinburgh and Lothians

Could yours be the friendly face that is the first point of contact for family members, professionals and other visitors at our busy Braeside House Care Home in Edinburgh? Do you have good admin skills and enjoy helping ensure everything keeps running smoothly? We need a volunteer to help with reception and office admin, and if you think you've got what it takes we'd love to hear from you!

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IT Support and Learning Volunteer

Closing Date: 01/06/2020, Location: Greater Glasgow

Many of our older residents would like to be able to make better use of modern technology, for example to keep in touch with loved ones or be able to take and share photos and/or videos. This, if you’re the right person, is where you come in!

For this role, we’re looking for two important skillsets:

  1. You should be someone who is comfortable and confident with modern technology. You don’t need to be an expert software engineer or anything like that; we need volunteers who can find their way around the average smartphone, tablet or laptop and make use of their common functions.
  2. You should have great people skills, patience and the ability to explain steps clearly and simply to our residents, helping them build their knowledge and confidence.
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