Penumbra volunteers will develop and strengthen their skills, meet new people and make a difference in their own community. All volunteers will develop a Volunteer Agreement outlining their particular skills, needs and goals. We will provide information, training and assistance from a trained project worker so that you can get the most out of volunteering with us.
Volunteers have a powerful effect upon the services they work with, enabling Penumbra to offer more to our service users, including art and music sessions, activities and outings for adults and confidence-building social activities for young people.
John, a volunteer at Penumbra’s Edinburgh Respite Service talks about his experience:
“Volunteering has been a valuable experience for me over the course of the past year, and I have gained from the opportunity both professionally and personally. I enjoyed the company of the guests, and found it a refreshing experience to learn about the different ways in which people think and perceive the world. I found that guests were always very appreciative of volunteers, and seemed to benefit from the opportunity to mix with a range of different people.”
Volunteer, Cairdeas House