32 - Residential Peer Mentor
When We Need You
From 15/05/2009 onwards
Each community is made up of a mixture of residents and volunteers who live together and organise the household with the support of staff. The purpose of the communities is to support the residents to develop their confidence, skills and abilities in order to begin to live independently and, eventually, to move to a more sustainable living environment, and move away from personal crisis. All community members manage the day-to-day domestic tasks and decisions within their home. Volunteer support for a resident may include accompanying a resident to an appointment, helping a resident cook a meal, acting as a sounding board for a problem, organising a game of football or a trip to the cinema, offering mature and calm guidance as to the peaceful occupation of the community by all members of it.
About Edinburgh Cyrenians (VC)
'Edinburgh Cyrenians trust's vision is of a society that truly values and includes all, in which homelessnessness and exclusion would not be accepted.
It's mission is to engage with those on the margins of society, empowering them with practical help, support and opportunities to take control of their lives and to fulfil their potential as contributing members of the community. In doing so we will engage with the wider community to reduce barriers and promote the valuing of people, whatever their circumstances'
Skills & Experience
Patience, tolerance, independent living skills, open-minded, calm, independent yet able to work in a team, emotionally strong.
One community is in the "city" - in the Edinburgh district of Leith, the other is the "farm" just outside Edinburgh on a 10 acre organic farm.
Must have reasonable level of spoken and written English, in order to write reports, keep log books and other records, organise activities and, regarding age - in order to be "peers" to the residents.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Interview, Police Check, References, Trial Period
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
No minimum commitment required.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
Head office, Norton Park, 57 Albion Road
Contact: Sophie Morris
Tel: 0131 475 2536