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Edinburgh City Mission has great connections with Churches, organisations and Christian individuals throughout Edinburgh and further afield. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer for us in our Foodbanks+, Soul Food, The Storehouse and more!


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Volunteer Opportunities

Discover our current opportunities below.
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Soul Food

We are looking for some new volunteers to be a part of our Soul Food meal in partnership with City of Edinburgh Methodist Church on Monday evenings.

Roles and Requirements:

  • Lead Cook (Coordination, Organisation, Meal Planning – Experience Required)
  • Cook (Preparing and Cooking)
  • Cleaning Team
  • Serving Team

Find out more Application Form

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Foodbank+ (Bruntsfield and Granton)

Our partner Foodbanks are looking for volunteers to fill gaps in the following roles:

Bruntsfield Foodbank+

Food Room and Front of House

  • 9:30am-1pm on Fridays

Granton Foodbank+

Tea and Coffee Server

  • 9:30am-1pm on Tuesdays

Find out more Application Form

The Storehouse – Operators

We are looking for a volunteer to take on a regular shift at The Storehouse, every other Tuesday between 3pm-4pm.

Key tasks/info:

  • Making up orders to be sent out to Foodbanks+
  • Receiving donations and dating/organising food

The Storehouse is our food distribution centre in Sighthill. Find out more below.

Please note: Volunteers do not need to have a car to apply.

The Storehouse Application Form

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The Storehouse – Drivers

We are looking for a volunteer to drive food between various Foodbanks+ and The Storehouse. This role is for occasional standby cover, as and when our regular drivers are unable to make deliveries.

Key tasks/info:

  • Transporting food to and from The Storehouse
  • There is a physical demand in lifting lots of food (tinned items, etc)

The Storehouse is our food distribution centre in Sighthill. Find out more below.

Please note: Volunteers are required to have their own car to apply.

The Storehouse Application Form

Polish Speaking Volunteer

We are looking for a Polish Speaking volunteer to join our team at Newington Foodbank+.

Find out more below.

Role Description Application Form

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Are you looking to get involved with the work of Edinburgh City Mission? Below are some of the ways in which you can volunteer. See anything that suits you? We would love to hear from you!

Foodbanks+

We have a network of 7 Foodbanks+ across the city, each open on one weekday morning per week. Due to the government measures, some of our volunteers have had to stop volunteering and so we need new volunteers to help who are in sympathy with our values and committed to maintaining high standards.

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Soul Food

In October 2019 we launched a weekly Soul Food meal at the City of Edinburgh Methodist Church in Nicolson Square. Every Monday evening we will offer hospitality to the homeless people in our city. We will set a table, cook a meal and go into the streets of Edinburgh to invite our neighbours to dinner.

We are blessed to have enough volunteers who come along each week and help us with laying tables, welcoming our guests and clearing out, but we are looking for people who love cooking and and would help us to provide amazing meals for Soul Food.

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The Storehouse

We opened a new food storage and distribution centre in Sighthill in March 2020 in response to the lockdown and to cope with an anticipated increase in useage of our Foodbanks+. Our referrals increased by 11% in 2020 and have increased by a further 11% in 2021. The food storage centre is open for drop-off from 3pm-4pm, Monday to Thursday.

We need drivers to deliver food from the Storage Centre to the Foodbanks.

Find out more

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Vacancy Form

Section 1 - Personal Details

Address
Are you involved in any activity that might limit your availability to work or your working hours?
Have you any convictions (other than spent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974?)
Do you need a work permit to take up employment in the U.K.?

Section 2 - Education

Starting with the most recent, please list any education, qualifications and / or training.
In the format MM/YYYY.

Section 3 - Work History

Please list your recent work history. We want to know about your work experience, paid and unpaid. Please include your current/previous employment, voluntary work, community activities and time spent caring for dependents. Starting with your current employment, please state name and address of employer(s) and/or voluntary agencies and describe main tasks, responsibilities and achievements.
In the format MM/YYYY.
£
Please enter a range if unsure.

Section 4 - Meeting Personal Specifications

Please answer the following questions.

Section 5 - References

Referee 1 (Employer)
Referee 2 (Church)
Additional Information
Can we approach your current employer before an offer is made?
Is your church supportive of your application to Edinburgh City Mission (ie would they be willing to take an active interest in our work and pray for you in your role?)

Section 6 - Declaration

I declare that the information given in this form is complete and accurate. I understand that any false information or deliberate omissions will disqualify me from employment or may render me liable to summary dismissal. I understand these details will be held in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I undertake to notify the company immediately of any changes to the above details. You agree that Edinburgh City Mission may use the details provided to contact you for purposes of the job application and nothing more.
Do you agree to the above Terms?

Monthly Prayer Newsletter (Optional - click here)

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Volunteer Application

Section 1 - Personal Details

Address
Do you speak any languages other than English?

Section 2 - Role

In what part of the work of Edinburgh City Mission would you be interested in volunteering? (Pick up to 3)
Please tick your available days.
Do you have the use of a car?

Section 3 - Belief

For some of our volunteer roles we require the volunteer to have an active Christian faith. Please tick which of the following applies to you.
Do you currently attend a church?

Section 4 - References

We will take up references once we’ve agreed a suitable volunteering role. Please provide us with the details of someone who has known you in a professional capacity for more than a year. For example, someone you have volunteered for, an employer or a teacher.
Additional Information

Section 6 - Declaration

I declare that the information given in this form is complete and accurate. I understand that any false information or deliberate omissions will disqualify me from employment or may render me liable to summary dismissal. I understand these details will be held in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I undertake to notify the company immediately of any changes to the above details. You agree that Edinburgh City Mission may use the details provided to contact you for purposes of the job application and nothing more.
Do you agree to the above Terms?

Monthly Prayer Newsletter (Optional - click here)

If you would like to find out more, please email volunteers@edinburghcitymission.org.uk

Apply Now


Vacancy Form

Section 1 - Personal Details

Address
Are you involved in any activity that might limit your availability to work or your working hours?
Have you any convictions (other than spent convictions under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974?)
Do you need a work permit to take up employment in the U.K.?

Section 2 - Education

Starting with the most recent, please list any education, qualifications and / or training.
In the format MM/YYYY.

Section 3 - Work History

Please list your recent work history. We want to know about your work experience, paid and unpaid. Please include your current/previous employment, voluntary work, community activities and time spent caring for dependents. Starting with your current employment, please state name and address of employer(s) and/or voluntary agencies and describe main tasks, responsibilities and achievements.
In the format MM/YYYY.
£
Please enter a range if unsure.

Section 4 - Meeting Personal Specifications

Please answer the following questions.

Section 5 - References

Referee 1 (Employer)
Referee 2 (Church)
Additional Information
Can we approach your current employer before an offer is made?
Is your church supportive of your application to Edinburgh City Mission (ie would they be willing to take an active interest in our work and pray for you in your role?)

Section 6 - Declaration

I declare that the information given in this form is complete and accurate. I understand that any false information or deliberate omissions will disqualify me from employment or may render me liable to summary dismissal. I understand these details will be held in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I undertake to notify the company immediately of any changes to the above details. You agree that Edinburgh City Mission may use the details provided to contact you for purposes of the job application and nothing more.
Do you agree to the above Terms?

Monthly Prayer Newsletter (Optional - click here)

Volunteer Now


Volunteer Application

Section 1 - Personal Details

Address
Do you speak any languages other than English?

Section 2 - Role

In what part of the work of Edinburgh City Mission would you be interested in volunteering? (Pick up to 3)
Please tick your available days.
Do you have the use of a car?

Section 3 - Belief

For some of our volunteer roles we require the volunteer to have an active Christian faith. Please tick which of the following applies to you.
Do you currently attend a church?

Section 4 - References

We will take up references once we’ve agreed a suitable volunteering role. Please provide us with the details of someone who has known you in a professional capacity for more than a year. For example, someone you have volunteered for, an employer or a teacher.
Additional Information

Section 6 - Declaration

I declare that the information given in this form is complete and accurate. I understand that any false information or deliberate omissions will disqualify me from employment or may render me liable to summary dismissal. I understand these details will be held in compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I undertake to notify the company immediately of any changes to the above details. You agree that Edinburgh City Mission may use the details provided to contact you for purposes of the job application and nothing more.
Do you agree to the above Terms?

Monthly Prayer Newsletter (Optional - click here)