Get involved

Local people helping us to help others

The Centre is indebted to its volunteer helpers who, by giving their time, are enriching the lives of others while gaining valuable skills and experience.

What we need

As an Edinburgh charity working with local people the Eric Liddell Centre is able to do more because people want to assist us. Of course, if we have more helpers, we can do even more.

You can lend a hand in a number of ways including:

  • Helping in the Day Care Service and its home based activity service (PVG required).

  • Giving a hand at our lunch service for older people.

  • Being a foot carer our Caring Soles personal foot care service

  • Doing odd jobs around the building, including a bit of painting and decorating.

  • Helping carers through the Carer Befriending Service.

  • Volunteering on our Fundraising Committee to help us organise our series of fundraising events.

  • Acting as host for a Centre based course.

  • Admin support.

  • Using your creative skills to design new leaflets, posters etc.

  • Giving talks to local Rotary Clubs and other community groups.

Can you help?

If you are able to give some time on a regular basis, whether that is weekly, fortnightly, monthly or even daily and you want to help us make life better for local people, we would love to hear from you.

To join our Helping Hand Programme

Please download the application form below and return it to us, references will then be sought from the referees that you have provided and you will be contacted for an interview.


Training is provided for some volunteer roles, such as food hygiene training for cafe volunteers.


If you are interested in applying for any of the above positions, fill in the on-line application or print out an Application Form (opens in a new window) and send it to us.

General information sheet (same text as this web page but prints nicely on an A4 sheet).

If you would like to speak to us and find out more about volunteering through the Helping Hand Programme please call Lynda on 0131 447 4520.  Alternatively, you can e-mail us.

*If you are interested in lending a hand in our day care service, you will be invited to complete an “Enhanced Disclosure” application form. From November 2010 applications will be made for membership of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme.

Work with us

We live and breathe what we do, and if you can too, we have a role for you.