Employability Service (Volunteer Edinburgh)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • The service is for anyone aged 16 and over who are either out of work, or working 16 hours or less a week. This includes individuals who are not on benefits, or on a work-related benefit like Employment Support Allowance, Incapacity Benefit or Jobseeker’s Allowance. We also support individuals who have suffered ill health and are unsure of what they can or want to do.


The Employability Project at Volunteer Edinburgh supports individuals who are unemployed and wish to volunteer with an aim to secure future employment.

We offer one-to-one appointments with an Employability Work Coach to help match individuals with suitable volunteering opportunities which fit their skills, interests, personality and employment goals. We also help individuals explore which direction is right for them at the moment with guidance and encouragement while volunteering, helping to build confidence and self-esteem. In addition to this, we offer support with creating and updating your CV; application forms and interview skills; searching for employment and volunteering opportunities and contacting organisations.

How do I access this?

  • Self referral
  • Referral by third party

Is there a cost?


Location information

  • Limited public parking available
  • Wheelchair access
  • Translation service available
  • Information in community languages (please contact Volunteer Edinburgh prior to your visit for this service)

Opening times

Monday10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday10:00 - 17:00
Thursday10:00 - 17:00
Friday10:00 - 16:00

Contact Details

Volunteer Edinburgh, 222 Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH6 5EQ

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Types of support on offer:

Information and advice
Support in person
Support on the phone
Support with others

Type of services on offer:

Healthy living
Learning, employability, volunteering
Long term conditions/disabilities
Relationships and Family Life
Self confidence
Substance use

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