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Volunteer Edinburgh Employability Project (Volunteer Edinburgh)

Volunteer Edinburgh
Marion Findlay
0131 2250630

The Employability Project at Volunteer Edinburgh supports individuals who are unemployed and wish to volunteer with an aim to secure future employment.

We offer one-to-one appointments with an Employability Work Coach to help match individuals with suitable volunteering opportunities which fit their skills, interests, personality and employment goals. We also help individuals explore which direction is right for them at the moment with guidance and encouragement while volunteering, helping to build confidence and self-esteem. In addition to this, we offer support with creating and updating your CV; application forms and interview skills; searching for employment and volunteering opportunities and contacting organisations.

Service Type

Employability and Volunteering

Client Group

Care experienced, Disability, Homeless / at risk of homelessness, Substance misuse, LGBT+, BME Groups, Criminal Convictions, Lone Parents, Health Conditions, and Long term unemployed

Target Area

All Edinburgh

Age group served

16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-50, and 50+

Pipeline Stage

Stage 2 / Barrier Removal, Stage 3 / Vocational Activity, Stage 4 / Job Matching, and Stage 5 / Upskilling & Aftercare

Outreach offered


The service is for anyone aged 16 and over who are either out of work, or working 16 hours or less a week. This includes individuals who are not on benefits, or on a work-related benefit like Employment Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Jobseeker's Allowance. We also support individuals who have suffered ill health and are unsure of what they can or want to do.

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