Volunteering

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 CoffeeShop application form.

Day care services
Working as part of our day care services team, you will get first-hand experience in a variety of tasks, from organising activities, to serving food, working as a team, and most importantly making the members who use our services feel special by simply offering a listening ear.

Contact us for details, or complete and return the attached DayCare application form.

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.