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Volunteer Edinburgh's VolChat (Volunteer Edinburgh)

222 Leith Walk
Joanna Sharp
0131 5618334

VolChat Employability Coaching Sessions is a new online chat platform like Skype to help individuals engage with Volunteer Edinburgh's employability service and make the first tentative steps towards employment.

Appointments are offered with an Employability Work Coach to individuals online using Zoom (there is a tutorial on how to use Zoom on our website: These appointments can be used for people new to the employability service who would like to find out more about us, or they can be used as a follow-up appointment for a current client.

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


It is for anyone who is interested in engaging with the employability service, but is unable to make it into our office for a face-to-face appointment. This could be for a range of reasons, including childcare issues, a disability or health condition, or because someone is simply unable to afford the bus fare in.

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