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Are you curious about a career in social work? Join our team at Bethany House to get first-hand experience as a Volunteer Assistant Project Worker.


Bethany House is our 28-person emergency resettlement unit in Leith. Every year we look for 3 volunteers to join the team full-time and learn about providing high quality, personalised support to people in times of crisis.

Volunteers are provided with a self-catered flat to live in and a weekly food allowance.

General responsibilities

> Supporting the staff team in giving quality support to residents.
> Participating in recreational activities with residents and staff and befriending residents.
> Responding with care, sensitivity and understanding to the issues and concerns that residents experience and share.
> Completing relevant training that will equip you with the skills required to carry out your role successfully.

Important pre-requisites for the role

> Good general standard of education and knowledge of Microsoft Office packages.
> Experience of providing general support to vulnerable people.
> The volunteer should mindful of personal wellbeing, appropriate boundaries and the limitations of the role, remembering that emotional and physical safety is of paramount importance.
> The volunteer should be able to develop strong, healthy and appropriate relationships with colleagues, so the ability to work as part of a team is essential.
> An interest and some understanding of homelessness, mental health issues, addiction problems and chaotic behaviour is desirable.
The volunteer must be in agreement with the vision and values of Bethany and able to show God’s love in action as an outworking of personal Christian faith.


Bethany House
12 Couper Street


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Please send your application to and our Volunteer Coordinator will get in touch shortly.

Volunteers are vital to our work and we couldn’t do what we do without you. Thank you!

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