Volunteer Vacancies

Board Member

Lifeline are looking for additional Board Members to join our small team. Individuals who apply should ideally have experience in social care, counselling or retail management, however anyone with broader management skills and a non-judgemental attitude would be considered. The volunteer would join in on our lively monthly meetings on Thursdays from 5pm to 7pm and a further 10 to 12 hours per month in order to support and advise the Board on effective operation of Lifeline’s services. Volunteers must be at least 25 years of age. Download a copy of our Board Member Job Description.

Unfortunately the Lifeline offices are not wheelchair accessible.

If you would like additional information or to apply for the role please contact Alice Dickson, our Administrator by email or you can write Lifeline, 24a Haddington Place, Edinburgh, EH7 4AF.

Volunteer Counsellor

We are continually recruiting new volunteer counsellors to work within our office in Edinburgh or at our outreach service in West Lothian. Candidates must have completed or be working towards a Diploma in Counselling on a course recognised by COSCA or the BACP.

Lifeline offers a specialised service focussing on pregnancy related issues including depression, bereavement, fertility, post-natal or post-termination issues and decision counselling. Our counsellors are unbiased and non-judgemental, and take a non-directive approach, allowing clients to explore their own core values. Download our Volunteer Counsellor Job Description.

If you would like to apply to join Lifeline as a counsellor, or would like more information about the role, please email our Centre Manager Clare McAteer with a cover letter and CV.

We currently have availability for a counsellor on Monday evenings at our outreach service in West Lothian. 

Web Designer

We are currently looking to update our website, if you have an interest in web design and can donate your time to Lifeline we would love to hear from you. Please contact our administrator

Other Voluntary Roles

We are always looking for volunteers in our two charity shops in Gorgie Road and Portobello High Street, and from time to time we recruit volunteers to work with the busy and lively team at our centre on Leith Walk as well. For more details, see our Volunteers page.