Volunteer at our residential community, living alongside people who have experienced homelessness in Edinburgh, Scotland

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  • Description

    Description

    We are looking for dedicated, enthusiastic and energetic volunteers to live for 6-12 months at the village to be part of the residential community. We need you to encourage and motivate community life in the village. As a Residential Community Volunteer you’ll be living alongside and supporting 20 people who have experienced homelessness, helping to create a secure and stimulating space. This position is fully residential with all accommodation and meals provided, you will have your own bedroom in a shared house.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers will-
    -Live alongside other people and create a fun, secure and stimulating community.
    -Work with residents to develop independent living skills and the confidence to move forward in life.
    -Support residents to take part in activities and placements.
    This is an excellent volunteering opportunity for people looking for a gap year or university placement in the charitable sector, offering great experience in the care or social work sector. We welcome volunteers from around the world. The Village is in Edinburgh which is a culturally rich city and the Village itself has people from diverse and interesting backgrounds. There is opportunities to travel in Scotland on days off and explore the city. there ius potential to improve English and exchange cultural ideas and customs.

  • Help

    Help

    Volunteers and residents live within our community facility and manage the day-to-day domestic tasks and decisions within the village, which is your home. As a Residential Community Volunteer you'll be living alongside people who have experienced homelessness. You will help to create a fun, secure and stimulating space. This will help people develop the skills and confidence to move forward in life. This will be a stimulating and hopefully rewarding role but may also be challenging and tough. You will be living alongside people who may struggle to engage, may have behaviours that challenge or are managing addictions. You will help in creating positive experiences and will help move residents from negative experiences of the past to a positive future

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Dutch: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    The Village is made up of 10 ‘NestHouses’ – each shared by two residents. The residential Volunteers will share a nest house with another volunteer. it has cooking facilities and a bathroom. There is also a large, central Community Hub, which is the focus of community life – where residents and volunteers can cook, eat and socialise together. The community shops together and food will be provided for volunteers. Volunteers are expected to stay over night in the Village for at least 5 nights out of seven.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Edinburgh is Scotland's second biggest city. As Scotland’s capital, it’s open-minded and dynamic, but small enough to walk almost anywhere you need to go. Its winding, often cobbled streets are loaded with excellent, restaurants, pubs, art galleries and shops. It is well placed to be able to travel all around Scotland on days of with many former volunteers with us, heading to the beautiful Highlands for a long weekend,

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week. Volunteers are expected to be around the Village when key community events are taking place and are required to stay overnight in the Village at least 5 nights out of 7.

Host ref number: 868418812348