By volunteering, you can help make a positive difference in peoples' lives. Use your existing skills and knowledge to benefit your local community and make it a better place.
Volunteering provides many benefits to both mental and physical health. It connects you to others, is good for your mind and body, can advance your career and bring fun and fulfilment to your life. The benefits could be life-changing.
Volunteers are important to Simon Community Scotland and their contribution is valued. It’s our policy to offer out-of-pocket expenses incurred on our behalf.
The first step in your volunteering journey is to view the Volunteer Information video. This is where we tell you a little about us and what you can expect from our Volunteering Service.
About becoming a volunteer:
We have around 20 roles in various locations – Edinburgh and Glasgow. Roles include Street Team, Support and Access Hub, Period Friendly and StreetCycles. Available roles are displayed below and you can apply by clicking to read more.
Once you've watched the video, you can choose the role you're interested in from the list below to find out more about it – you can then apply directly. Once your Application is submitted, you’ll receive a confirmation email letting you know the next steps.
Depending on the role, we may need to do a PVG check. Full training for the role will be provided.
Due to the work we do, you must be 18 or over to be a Simon Community Scotland volunteer.
What our volunteers say:
"I’ve had some of my happiest moments this year, cycling around Glasgow in the blazing sunshine (ok, sometimes pouring rain!). I can easily fit volunteering around my day job, picking up products and delivering to my Points when suits me…often 7pm on my way to dinner in town!
There are fun opportunities to develop the Period Friendly Project, e.g. with our Pants Drive, and engage with the other services within Simon Community."
Period Friendly Volunteer, Glasgow
Learning new things
"Thank you so much again for the Naloxone training. Like the Mini IMPACT training, you do it fantastically well and clearly have a brilliant understanding of everything covered (which was a lot!). The clear care for (and empathy with) those you support really shines through.
I’ve really been just so impressed with everyone I’ve met at Streetwork/Simon Community Scotland over the last few weeks and I am sure that will continue."
Street Team Volunteer, Edinburgh
Giving something back
"I volunteer for Simon Community Scotland because, well, I’ve volunteered for three years now and it’s kind of giving a bit back. I take my volunteering seriously, I always turn up and I get as much out of it as I give. I feel it’s important.
I’ve had lived experience and it’s about making a difference – I know that sounds corny but it’s true, I benefit and everyone else benefits."
Access Hub Volunteer, Glasgow
We need you to help us make a difference
Our Period Friendly volunteer Anais has turned moviemaker and star presenter. Check out her masterpiece.
"The project is becoming bigger and bigger. We are covering way more venues now in Glasgow but we can't do it alone. We need your help."