WHALE Arts in Edinburgh is currently looking to fill three volunteer posts:

Community Garden Volunteer

Hours: Friday with occasional evening and weekend sessions

Duties: general garden maintenance, building garden structures, planting flowers, fruit and vegetables

Full training for this role and an induction into the organisation will be given. All volunteers are entitled to claim reasonably incurred travel expenses, whilst carrying out their role. If individuals are volunteering over lunch they are entitled to expenses up to £5 for lunch, unless lunch is being provided by Whale.


Delivery Driver

Hours:   Fridays between 12-3pm

WHALE's volunteer drivers have become a key part of its team during the COVID-19 pandemic, helping the organisation get art parcels and lunches out to community members who are most in need.

Duties: Deliver food and art packs to local Wester Hailes residents on an ad-hoc basis when available; use the delivery driver app to deliver parcels on your route, in a time-effective way; ensure deliveries are made in line with current health and safety requirements of delivery drivers during COVID-19, using PPE equipment provided (dust-free gloves, approved masks) and adhering to 2-metre social distancing rules.

You'll need a valid, clean drivers licence, a roadworthy car which you are insured to drive; a level of fitness as you may need to use stairs. Full training for this role and an induction into the organisation will be given.

Drivers can claim £0.45 per mile driven whilst using your own car volunteering for WHALE. If individuals are volunteering over lunch they are entitled to expenses up to £5 for lunch, unless lunch is being provided by Whale.


Handy Person

Hours: Various Monday- Friday

WHALE's handy person, makes small repairs around the building as well as fixing appliances and equipment. They also look after the general maintenance of the building and outside spaces.

Duties: Maintenance and small repairs; identify and report any major repairs to the facilities manager; ensuring fixtures and fitting are in good working order. 

We will provide training for this role, were required and an induction into the organisation will be given.

Full training for this role and an induction into the organisation will be given. All volunteers are entitled to claim reasonably incurred travel expenses, whilst carrying out their role. If individuals are volunteering over lunch they are entitled to expenses up to £5 for lunch, unless lunch is being provided by Whale. 

To apply for any of the above roles or for further information, please contact WHALE on email: [email protected] or tel: 0131 458 3267.