The Living Memory Association

Edinburgh's Reminiscence Project • Established 1986

Volunteering

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 Wee Museum of Memory or The Wee Museum of Memory (West Lothian), for an informal chat and pick up an application form. We'll look forward to seeing you!