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Buddy Walks Volunteers

We now have a waiting list for one-to-one Buddy Walkers – the demand is very high for this invaluable service, helping people regain physical and social confidence through taking walks tailored to their needs, however short or gentle in pace, often ending up with a café visit. Full training and insurance are provided – we are members of the Scottish Health Walks Network – but you will also be part of our Community Connections family of volunteers with regular training and support from us.

For details, contact Connections Coordinator Carol Stobie or One-to-One Services Coordinator Lynn Artesse.

Vacancy Notices

Board of Trustees vacancies: North Berwick Coastal Community Connections

Closing date: ongoing


North Berwick Coastal Community Connections is a charity tackling social isolation in the North Berwick Coastal area. NBCCC has funding from the National Lottery Community Fund and the North Berwick Trust. We have five part-time members of staff working with over 40 volunteers and 100+ members.

Our services include the Scone Café weekly drop-in, Befriending, Buddy Walking, a monthly ‘Community Connections’ newsletter, Coffee Connections meet-ups and the Compassionate Community project on death, dying and bereavement.

We are currently recruiting for new Trustees to join the Board. We are particularly looking for a Secretary, Safeguarding Officer and Co-Chair, but roles are negotiable according to the candidate’s background and interests.

Trustees govern the charity. We aim to have a Board which covers the key areas in which we work, and we are now seeking to appoint additional Trustees who, ideally, have experience in any of the following areas:

  • Small voluntary organisations
  • Charitable Board trustee roles
  • Safeguarding of vulnerable adults

That said, we also welcome applications from individuals with other relevant experience. Our Trustees have ultimate responsibility for the operation and development of the charity, including employability, compliance with legislation, fundraising, public relations and financial control.

This is an exciting time to join NBCCC as a Trustee as we launch new partnerships and explore new opportunities to help us respond to the ever-increasing demand for our support.

The principal responsibilities of a Trustee include attending and actively participating in regular Board meetings (usually held on a Tuesday evening, both virtually and face-to-face). Trustees bring their professional experience to help govern the charity and actively support the team. The time commitment required is a minimum of one day per month, including the Trustee meetings (of 1.5-2 hours per meeting). All Trustees are expected to share a passion and commitment to supporting socially isolated adults in the North Berwick Coastal area. Please note that this is voluntary, although reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.

If you think this opportunity sounds like you and want to help a unique local charity, please join us as a Trustee.

Application notes

If you are interested please contact in the first instance.

Our Trustees will be delighted to speak to you about any aspects of these roles.


Current vacancies for volunteers include Buddy Walkers (trained to risk-assess and accompany members on walks to suit their mobility and health… and maybe end up having coffee!) – please contact

See Volunteering page for more details.

Online Volunteer Form