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Leith Conversation Cafés - Volunteers wanted

Feniks’ new Leith Conversation Cafes project is an innovative community development venture which aims to encourage cultural bridging in Leith as well as improving the wellbeing of those involved.

The 'Conversation Cafes' will be open, drop-in groups based in local community cafes, that welcome anyone to join in on respectful and friendly discussions of topics that matter to them.

The triweekly groups will be organised and hosted by a coordinator and a small team of multilingual volunteers who will create a minimal structure that allows strangers to quickly get into compassionate discussion. 

The project, funded by Edinburgh City Council, will also involve monthly wellbeing workshops or sessions with other organisations, depending on the group’s ideas, needs and interests.

We are looking for friendly, open-minded, community-focused volunteers.  Volunteers must have an interest in community development, an understanding of immigration issues and have a good level of spoken English as well as another language.

The main role of the volunteers will be to meet, greet and involve people attending the conversation cafes but they will also be supported to bring other skills, ideas and interests to the project.  This is a brand new project that will be shaped and developed by the attendees and volunteers, with the support and guidance of the project coordinator. 

Volunteers can expect first rate training, skills development and support from the project coordinator as well as fun, laughter and personal growth. 

Please contact Helen ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) if you’d like to volunteer, or visit our ‘Leith Conversation Cafés’ Facebook page for more information and recent updates.


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