Volunteer for Crisis Skylight Edinburgh

Volunteering opportunities in Edinburgh

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Crisis Skylight Edinburgh.

Volunteers are vital to Crisis to help us run our classes, member events and, of course, Christmas!

Examples of our current, year round opportunities are listed below. Please read the job descriptions and how to apply.

Please email us or phone 0131 209 7700 if you would like more information, or to discuss our opportunities.

Classroom assistant volunteer

Are you passionate about learning, looking for experience in a classroom setting, or wanting to put a few spare hours to good use? You could provide classroom support to one of our tutors.  Classes vary but includes music, cooking, political literacy, ESOL (English as a Second Language) and woodland education.

Do you have an interest in cycling? We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers with bike maintenance skills to provide support for our tutor. Working 1:1 (or in very small groups) you will help learners to maintain and build bikes.

See our Classroom assistant volunteer role description, or contact us for more information.

Find out more about our Education services and the impact they have on our members.

Arts assistant volunteer

Do you have an interest and experience in visual or performing arts? We are looking for an enthusiastic volunteer to work alongside our Arts Coordinator to design, develop and execute projects as part of Crisis’ 50th anniversary year events. 

Members to participate in the Edinburgh Fringe and or Edinburgh Festival 2017. The volunteer will also support the planning and delivery of the already scheduled Art In Crisis event happening in July 2017.

See the Arts assistant role description or contact us for more information.

Promotions volunteer

Sometimes a little encouragement goes a long way. We are looking for promotions volunteers to visit partner organisations, tell members and potential members about Crisis services, and encourage them to come along and join in. The role will involve maintaining links with our partner organisations whether by email, phone calls or in person. It will also involve visits to the venues we use to deliver our classes and partner organisations across Edinburgh. This role is flexible, you don't need to be available at the same time every week.

For more information please see our Promotions volunteer role description or contact us.

Fundraising assistant volunteer 

We are looking for a friendly and enthusiastic volunteer with great organisational skills and an interest in fundraising.

You will assist with the preparation of fundraising initiatives, ensure that supporters of Crisis receive excellent supporter care and that our records are accurately maintained. There would also be the opportunity to join us at events at evenings or weekends. You volunteer will gain valuable fundraising and events experience whilst making a difference for homeless people. 

See our Fundraising assistant volunteer role description for more information, or contact us if you would like to know more.

Learning participation volunteer

Would you like to promote Crisis services to local homeless people? We are looking for an organised and enthusiastic volunteer to work with the learning manager, coordinators and tutors, you will create and implement a strategy to better engage existing members and involve new ones. 

This will include working with promotions volunteers to visit partner organisations to update them on new classes and visiting Crisis classes to gather feedback about the program.

See our Learning Participation volunteer role description or contact us to find out more.

Crisis Action Team - Volunteer roles without regular commitment

We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic, lively and dedicated people to support our campaigning and fundraising efforts across our 50th year. You will be part of a team tasked with supporting the events and activities marking our 50th year, talking to community groups, schools and colleges and taking the lead to find ways to ensure the public have a greater understanding of homelessness.

What’s distinct about this role is that it’s designed to fit in with your life.  This role isn’t about giving an hour of your time at a set time each week. We don’t expect you to make every event or appointment and we don’t want you to feel guilty if you’re not available.  By giving us your time in this way you will be fighting to end homelessness.  

See our Crisis Action Team role description or contact us for more information.

Application form

If you would like to apply for any of our volunteer roles please download the application form and return it to our volunteering email address or post it to the Volunteer Coordinator, Crisis Skylight Edinburgh, Crichton House, 4 Crichton Close, EH8 8DT.

Please note, applications for Crisis at Christmas are only taken through the online application process which opens in October.  We are unable to accept applications before then.

Project Scotland


If so, you could gain valuable work experience volunteering through Project Scotland!

Project Scotland can match you with a suitable placement and provide support (training and mentoring) to get the most out of your volunteering.

Crisis Skylight Edinburgh have Project Scotland opportunities available now. Contact Project Scotland for more details.

Other ways to help Crisis

We rely on your generosity to change homeless people’s lives. We welcome donations of all sizes. We welcome people raising money for us through events and sponsorship, and the volunteering of time and skills.




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