My Big Hearts
Thank you for becoming a Big Hearts Supporter.
See our list of fantastic and varied volunteering opportunities below. These include roles on Big Hearts Projects and roles representing Big Hearts with other charities and organisations.
We look forward to you playing your part and be assured whatever you can do, we appreciate your support.
Latest volunteering opportunities
Big Hearts Befrienders
Befriending, Supporting Young People
Big Hearts Befrienders is a new service for young people as part of Big Hearts' Kinship Care Programme for local families.
Could you offer some time to spend with a young person from our community and help make a HUGE difference?
After School Club Support Volunteer – The Venchie
Childcare, Helping Families, Supporting Young People
The Venchie provides play, recreation and issue-based youth work for children and young people in the Craigmillar area of Edinburgh.
Playgroup Volunteers – Dads Rock
Childcare, Family volunteering, Helping Families
Dads Rock runs free playgroups for dads/granddads and children under 5 years old.
With music and storytelling, the groups give the opportunity for dads to meet other dads, build strong relations with their kids and help develop their self-expression.
Community Project Volunteers – Gorgie Smiles
Family volunteering, One off volunteering, Practical/DIY
Gorgie Smiles is an innovative community project aiming to help people getting involved in the welfare of their neighbourhood.
Handyperson Volunteer – Care & Repair Edinburgh
Practical/DIY, Working with the elderly
Our team of volunteers help people feel more secure in their home and less isolated by offering a range of services from small DIY repairs (changing a light bulb, fitting a door chain, window locks etc.) to providing support with technology (TV's, WIFI, Skype etc.)
Companionship Volunteers – Vintage Vibes
Vintage Vibes is a fresh way of tackling isolation and loneliness among over-60's in Edinburgh - over Vibes VIP's. With the help of friendly volunteers, this new service reaches out to people across the city, offering companionship, reliable support and the opportunity to be more socially connected.
Family Home-visiting Volunteers – Home Start
Befriending, Childcare, Family volunteering, Helping Families, Supporting Young People
Home-Start volunteers offer friendship and support to young families, visiting them at their home in West and South Edinburgh. Your parenting experience is valuable in this role as you will advise the family and emphasize positive aspects of family life.
Big Hearts Supporters to Share Our News!
Admin, Volunteering from home
We want everyone to know all about the great work of Big Hearts.
By sharing our news across social media and through word of mouth you will be making a BIG difference by helping us to engage with people who we may otherwise find it difficult to connect with.