Queensferry Churches Care in the Community - Befriending Project

We work with people over 60 with a wide range of health & social needs. Providing companionship & friendship to people who are isolated housebound or just want more company.

During the pandemic, telephone and written correspondence replaced traditional befriending. This method of befriending is remains available however following guidelines we have returned to face to face befriending.

Information for volunteers

Daycare Kitchen Assistant

Helping to make tea and coffee and to plate up lunch and stack the dishwasher. Daycare runs from 10.30 to 3.00 and you can volunteer for a morning or afternoon session or both.

Day Care Support. To provide encouragement and support to all service users to participate in a wide range of activities. To provide 1:1 time to enjoy particular interests e.g. crosswords, board games, current news and events

Reception Cover and Administrative Support

At the Haven which is open Monday to Friday from 9.00 to 4.30. Volunteers can do a half day or part day.


You would visit an older person within their own home. There are no set hours however we would need to know the hours and days that you would be able to commit. A time commitment of 1-2 hours per week or fortnight is preferred.

Telephone Befriender. To phone an older person at the same day and time each week for up to 30 minutes

Supper Club

Offers a relaxed environment for carers and the person they care for to enjoy one another’s company in a social setting. Volunteers are needed to ensure everyone is able to participate and to help with refreshments.

Events Fundraiser

Join our Events and fundraising team for an exciting new challenge. We are looking for volunteers to help run events for Queensferry Care. These events will be varied and we will match them to your skill base. No Previous experience required as full training and support will be given.

Volunteer to maintain our small community garden space. This includes plant maintenance, planting bulbs to keep the space colourful and enjoyable.
We also have a gardening tidy service. Working as part of a team to provide a garden tidy service for older people e.g. weed, trim and generally tidy up to make the garden ready for the summer or winter last tidy up.

Lunch Club

A lunch Club is provided on the 1st and 3rd Thursday each month at Ratho Community Centre and volunteers are needed to set up the venue, serve a light lunch and ensure that everyone attending is made welcome and integrated in to the group.

A similar service will resume in Kirkliston.


Public transport doesn't always fit in with times for appointments. Volunteers will take older people along to appointments such as dentist, hair or doctors. You would need to have your own car with valid MOT and join the PVG Scheme. Volunteers will be emailed or called when requests come in for the service.


Lorna Russell
Queensferry Churches Care In The Community - Befriending Project
The Haven
25b Burgess Road
EH30 9JA

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