Volunteers are unpaid not because they are worthless but because they are priceless…

Here are some volunteering opportunities with The Open Door in Morningside, Edinburgh.

Coffee shop assistant

Volunteering in the coffee shop is fun and must be one of the few jobs where talking is actually encouraged! You will be given a full induction to the Open Door philosophy and service provision, along with training in food hygiene, dealing with money and other skills. Volunteers work a shift system of 2½ hrs, either 9.30am – 12pm, 12 – 2.30pm, or 2.30 – 5pm, Mondays to Fridays. We will accommodate your preferred time. Some of our volunteers have support needs of their own, no one is refused the opportunity to try volunteering.

Contact us for details, or complete and return the attached Coffee Shop Volunteer Application Form.

Day care services assistant

Working as part of a team, you will help to make our day care members feel welcome in the group by: supporting them to take part in the programmed activities; serving food and hot drinks; offering them a listening ear; and engaging them in conversation.

Contact us for more details or complete and return Day Care Volunteer Application Form.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Open Door are looking for collection tin service volunteers across Morningside. The role would initially involve speaking to businesses in your local area and finding shops, pubs, leisure centres etc. who would be willing to place one of our collection tins in their shop. Once you have identified these business, you would be responsible for delivering empty cans and collecting full cans which can be posted back to The Open Door cafe in Edinburgh.
This is a great opportunity to raise funds which help will those individuals that are the most socially isolated in the local community. This role will enable you to build up confidence while meeting all those that are in the local community. It was also look great on your CV and allow you to improve your skills in the following area:

  • Communication
  • Organisation
  • Using your own initiative
  • Fundraising

Volunteers must be over the age of 18, the hours of work are 2 hours per fortnight initially and flexible for when you are available. call Dolina on 0131 447 9757 for more information. Thanks 🙂

Office-based roles

Does your current job give you the opportunity to use the skills you want to develop? Perhaps you can develop those skills with us? We are always grateful to receive support for work such as marketing and website development and maintenance. You can work from our small office on the premises or work from home, depending on what suits you and us – hours are flexible and there is no fixed term to how long you can work for us.

Contact us to discuss.

Those that have volunteered for The Open Door in the past have some great things to say on our testimonials page.