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The Living Memory Association

Edinburgh's Reminiscence Project • Established 1986


Support us


The Living Memory Association always needs funds to support our work. Any help would be very much appreciated. With thanks.

Make a donation using Virgin Money Giving

Volunteering at the LMA

Interested in history? Like meeting people? Fancy working in friendly, fun, fascinating surroundings? The Living Memory Association could be right up your street.
We're looking for volunteers to help, with hours to suit yourself seven days a week, all ages welcome.

Opportunities include chatting with visitors and guests, interviewing people about their pasts for special projects, digital archiving, admin and assisting with the parties–from schools and care-homes–and all that come into our Reminiscence Centres.

Training in reminiscence skills is given. You'll be shown how to be supportive and encouraging to folk with long-term memory loss. There is also plenty of scope to suggest your own ideas and projects.

At the moment we have volunteers aged from 14 to 82 giving up some of their spare time–and finding it a rewarding and fulfilling experience. Travel and lunch expenses are paid.

Contact us for more information, or come into our Little Shop of Memory or West Lothian Reminiscence Centre, for an informal chat and pick up an application form. We'll look forward to seeing you!

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Practical information

Contact us
by e-mail:
by phone: 07714 783 726

Find us
The Little Shop of Memory is open 10.30am-4pm weekdays and 11am-4pm weekends.
Find us on the first floor next to Debenhams, at Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre, Edinburgh EH6 6JJ.

West Lothian Reminiscence Centre is open 11am-3pm Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.
Find us next to Iceland, at The Centre, Livingston, EH54 6HR.

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