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Play an essential role in supporting patients, visitors and staff across NHS Lothian

Volunteering is a great way to meet new people, develop skills and make a tangible difference to the lives of others. Join our team of amazing volunteers today.

Volunteering Opportunities

Are you passionate about our NHS? Do you want to find a way to give something back to your local community and your local NHS? We have a super opportunity for you to become an NHS Lothian Charity, Charity Rep. What’s involved?

We are looking for fun energetic people to become our NHS Lothian Charity Reps. You will play an important role in elevating our fundraising events! How? By cheering our supporters on when they are taking part in a big challenge like a run, or helping us at our events by manning our charity stands at hospitals to raise awareness or at a fundraising dinner where you could help collect raffle tickets. By gifting us a few hours of your time, you’ll help us make our events and activities run smoothly and make sure those supporting us have the best time. You can choose what activity you would like to take part in and when, it is completely flexible. Check out the the upcoming opportunity below.

Volunteer for the Edinburgh Marathon Cheering Squad 25th or 26th May

Your role will be to cheer our amazing runners on at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival on Saturday 25th May from 9am – 1:30pm or on Sunday 26th May from 9am – 12:30pm or 12:30pm – 4pm. Your support will help create a special atmosphere for those aiming to reach their running goals whilst supporting NHS Lothian Charity.

Volunteer at the Forth Rail Abseil 16th June

The Forth Rail Abseil is a fundraising event where participants abseil from the bridge SAS Style. Your role on the day will be to help the event run smoothly. Your role may include cheering abseilers down from the bridge, provide directions, help distribute equipment or registering participants on the day. Sunday 16th June, from 7.15am – 12noon or 12noon – 5.30pm.

Check out this role description for a Charity Rep which covers both these opportunities.

Download this form and complete it using the ‘fill and sign’ option on the right of the document and email it to [email protected]. Please get in touch, if you need a Word version of this form.

For other volunteering opportunities across NHS Lothian, visit NHS Lothian’s volunteering website.