Volunteer Edinburgh Employability Project (Volunteer Edinburgh)
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 working on CVs, application forms and interview skills.
Employability and Volunteering
Care experienced, Disability, Homeless / at risk of homelessness, Substance misuse, LGBT+, BME Groups, Criminal Convictions, Lone Parents, Health Conditions, and Long term unemployed
Age group served
16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-50, and 50+
Stage 2 / Barrier Removal, Stage 3 / Vocational Activity, Stage 4 / Job Matching, and Stage 5 / Upskilling & Aftercare
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.
The Employability Service holds a drop-in every Monday from 2.00pm until 4.00pm at our office on Leith Walk, with no appointment necessary. At these regular drop-in sessions individuals will have an opportunity to meet with one of our Employability Work Coaches and we can also help with: creating and updating your CV; applications forms; searching for employment and volunteering opportunities and contacting organisations.