Current opportunities will be advertised on this web page; we are also happy to chat about your ideas! Although many of our opportunities are currently on hold due to restrictions we hope things will be starting to open up soon and welcome enquiries. Additional remote volunteer roles that are often available include support with admin, digital communications and awareness raising.

Current opportunities:

Photography Volunteer - Edinburgh

Do you have a creative flair for photography? Are you a talented photographer keen to use your skills to support people with their mental health?

The Stafford Centre, on Broughton Street, is a community resource for people experiencing mental health difficulties living in the Edinburgh area. Our aim is to help people to manage their mental health, gain greater self-confidence and become more integrated within the community. The Stafford Centre is managed by Support in Mind Scotland.

We are looking for a photography volunteer to help capture images, edit images and teach others how to use photography equipment. We are looking for someone with strong photography skills and confidence to use Adobe photoshop and editing software as well as good knowledge of camera equipment. Volunteers need to enjoy supporting people and have good interpersonal and communication skills. The photography group would take place on a morning or afternoon on a week day. The volunteer would be supported in this by a member of staff. We would also welcome photography support at occasional weekend and evening events. 

To find out more and to arrange an informal chat please contact Alexis Robertson Cumming (Volunteer Development Manager)

[email protected]

 

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We are looking for photography volunteers who have:

  • Strong photography skills
  • A good artistic eye and feel for an aesthetically beautiful shot
  • Good Adobe Photoshop skills
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Suitable photography equipment and editing software

General tasks may include:

  • Collating all photos taken after an event/photo shoot and sending to the team electronically as soon as possible.
  • Participating in evening and weekend events/activities when needed
  • Arranging props/material for photo shoots
  • Capturing images, within agreed time frames, to display and color compliance standards
  • Performing quality control checks on images, according to guidelines
  • Editing images 
  • Naming digital files and creating metadata/tags as required for upload to the photo library

Do you have creative flair? Enjoy photography? Are you a people-person? Want to make a difference to support people with their mental health?

We’re looking for a talented volunteer photographer to help capture images and teach others how to use photography equipment.  

We will need help buying camera equipment and software, so your skills will be valued to advise on this.

This is a role that offers fantastic personal development opportunities particularly for those who are studying photography. There will be great variety of opportunities offered in this role and we want to give volunteers the freedom to express their creativity and share their ideas.

Walking Group Volunteer - Edinburgh

Can you help? Are you welcoming and friendly with an interest in walking and wellbeing?

The Stafford Centre, on Broughton Street, is a community resource for people experiencing mental health difficulties living in the Edinburgh area. Our aim is to help people to manage their mental health, gain greater self-confidence and become more integrated within the community. The Stafford Centre is managed by Support in Mind Scotland.

We are looking for a volunteer with good people skills who likes sharing walks with others. This role involves supporting the walking group alongside a staff member. The group focuses on gentle and scenic walks within the Edinburgh area, often starting at the Stafford Centre, with some longer walks of 3 or 4 miles. The Volunteering would take place on Tuesdays roughly between 10.30am-1pm. 

Volunteers complete an application and induction process which includes a PVG police check and reference checks.

To find out more or to arrange an informal chat please contact Alexis Robertson Cumming (Volunteer Development Manager)

[email protected]


Garden Volunteer - Edinburgh

We are looking for a volunteer to maintain the small back garden space at the Stafford Centre. This could be a monthly commitment for someone who is confident to garden alone. The arrangement can be flexible but would be best suited to a morning when the garden is not being used by groups. Equipment and materials will be provided. If you enjoy gardening, volunteering your time for the community, or miss having a garden and would like a space to get stuck in, then this opportunity could be for you. Please get in touch for more information.

The Stafford Centre, on Broughton Street, is a community resource for people experiencing mental health difficulties living in the Edinburgh area. Our aim is to help people to manage their mental health, gain greater self-confidence and become more integrated within the community. The Stafford Centre is managed by Support in Mind Scotland.

To find out more and to arrange an informal chat please contact Alexis Robertson Cumming (Volunteer Development Manager)

[email protected]

Volunteers wanted for Support in Mind Scotland for Students Project

Support in Mind Scotland for Students is a new volunteer project led by volunteers who have a connection to University and a passion for supporting student mental health. A group of 5 volunteers have started the pilot project together with the National Information Service team. There are growing concerns that while the desire for mental health support has been rising sharply amongst students in recent years, it is not always obvious for students to know where to turn.

SiMS for Students aims to increase awareness of the need for student mental health support, and add another avenue outside of the University to those who are struggling. Volunteers have been busy mapping the mental health support available to students at their Universities and looking at ways to increase awareness of supports through promoting SiMS National Information Service

This volunteering role is flexible and does not require a specific time commitment, however there is a fortnightly volunteer group catch up which is currently held on fortnightly Tuesdays 9-9.30 am.

We are very excited about where this pilot project could lead and keen to grow!

Click here to learn more about SiMS for Students

To find out more or to arrange an informal chat please contact:

Alexis Robertson Cumming (Volunteer Coordinator)

0131 652 4359

[email protected]

Volunteers complete an application and induction process which includes a PVG police check and reference checks.