Volunteer Stories: Meet Sophie

Sophie volunteering

Meet Sophie

Sophie began volunteering with us, after seeing an advert on our website to help support our Friday Art and Craft group. The role really suits Sophie as she has always been ‘crafty’, enjoying embroidery, sewing, candle making, clay, cross-stitch, crochet and origami! Basically, she says she will ‘give any craft a go’ and encourages members to do the same.

Sophie describes herself as a ‘typical millennial, wanting to have an impact on the world and people.’  She says anyone thinking of volunteering should,

‘Just do it! Don’t be daunted. Members are so welcoming and it’s a non-judgemental space… you may feel out of your comfort zone at first, but it becomes like a family, a comfortable community feeling, not just with Members but with the other volunteers too.’

She follows her mantra to make a difference, not only by volunteering with GCP, she also runs her own successful marketing consultancy, which gives 1% of profits back to charity.

Sophie recently enjoyed our Volunteers’ bowling night where she found a new skill. She is now a key player in the Grassmarket’s 10-pin bowling team.

It’s great to have Sophie with us volunteering. We really appreciate her support.

Members In-Person Programme - Grassmarket Community Programme

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We would not be able to deliver the amazing support and services we provide to vulnerable people and social enterprise customers without our fantastic volunteers.

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There are lots of opportunities for individuals to participate and join in! Everyone is welcome. 


The Grassmarket Community Project’s Members Programme relies on the generosity of our customers, funders and donors. Our key funders for this area of our work are Nationwide Community Grants, The Robertson Trust and EVOC/Scottish Government Communities Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund. We thank them for their essential continued support.

Nationwide Building Society Community Grants
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The National Lottery Community Fund - The Grassmarket Community Project

The Grassmarket Community Project’s Volunteer Programme also relies on the generosity of our customers, funders and donors. Our main funder for this area of our work is The Big Lottery Changing Lives programme and we thank them for their essential continued support.