Volunteering Opportunities


Please note that due to the current situation relating to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are keeping the people visiting the school to the essential minimum. For that reason, recruitment of volunteers has been put on hold for the moment. For enquiries, please email recruitment@harmeny.org.uk

Harmeny has a number of ongoing volunteering opportunities, including:

Befriending / Mentoring

This programme is overseen by one of our Assistant Residential Managers, who coordinates recruitment, induction and ongoing training and support. Befrienders are ‘matched’ with a child placed at Harmeny and spend time building positive relationships, accompanying the child on regular trips, encouraging the development and pursuit of interests or hobbies and helping build social and independence skills.

Education Team

From time to time, we are able to offer volunteering opportunities, supporting education staff with children’s learning – both within and outside the classroom. If you have a skill you would like to offer – such as music, art, gardening or technology – we would love to hear from you. If you would like some experience developing your skills in this area and are willing to make a minimum six-month commitment, we would be happy to speak to you further.

Friends of Harmeny

We have a group of volunteers called the ‘Friends of Harmeny’, who support the work of the school through promotional and fundraising activities. For further details, click on the ‘Friends of Harmeny’ link on the left.

Harmeny Outdoors

We have a community investment volunteering programme, which allows individuals and groups of staff from corporate organisations to volunteer their time and effort, working alongside staff and children, on outdoor and environmental projects within our estate. We also have regular volunteering opportunities within our outdoor service, particularly within our adventurous, environmental, gardening or bike maintenance programmes.


For further information on the range of volunteering opportunities at Harmeny, contact Paulina Komar, HR & Finance Officer on 0131 449 3938 or at: recruitment@harmeny.org.uk

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