When We Need You
From 20/02/2012 to 04/06/2013
Lifeline provides practical help in the form of baby clothes and equipment to mothers in need. Pregnancy counselling is also part of our service. Lifeline is largely funded by two charity shops, one in Portobello and the other on Gorgie Road. A Board of Trustees is responsible for overseeing the proper management of both the services and the shops. The Organisation needs additional Board members with expertise in either social care, counselling or retail management. The volunteer would join the Board and attend the lively monthly meetings on Thursdays from 5.00 – 7.00 pm. The volunteering Board member would also be asked to commit to a further 2-3 hours per month in order support and advise the Board on the effective operation of Lifeline’s services and businesses.
About Lifeline Pregnancy Counselling And Care
We offer the following services: Counselling for those who have concerns about pregnancy, fertility, post-natal depression, miscarriage or termination. Free pregnancy testing. Emotional support during and after pregnancy. Practical assistance with baby clothes and equipment where needed.
Skills & Experience
Ideally the volunteer Board Member will have experience in either counselling, social care or retail management. Anyone with broader management skills and a non-judgemental attitude would also be considered.
Mostly at 24a Haddington Place, Edinburgh and monthly visits to Portobello and Gorgie. Buses: 7, 10, 11, 12, 14, 16, 22, 25, 49
Induction/Training, Interview, References, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
Induction meeting with Board Chair & Centre Manager for overview of Lifeline operation and mission. Accompanied visit to two charity shops to meet shop managers and volunteers. Join part of a Board meeting to members and hear about Boards operation.
Management / Business Skills
Travel expenses paid.
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
Monthly Board meeting of 2 hours (Thursdays), plus 2-3 hours per month to support and liaise with Board Chair
Volunteers must be at least 25 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
24A Haddington Place
Contact: Trish Barry
Tel: 0131 557 2060