Volunteering Opportunities

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Could YOU be a Volunteer for Sunflower Garden?

Sunflower Garden works with children from 5-18 years old affected by substance misuse within their families. As a service we are child friendly and child focused, providing a range of therapeutic and support services.

The service aims to build resilience through improving self esteem, increasing confidence and helping children find ways of coping with their situations through expressing their worries, feelings and fears..

Taxi Buddy

Within Sunflower we have a team of volunteers who assist by escorting children to Sunflower Garden, and then escorting children to a specified location at the end of their group/individual session.

The purpose of this is to ensure that the children are safe, secure and relaxed on the way to and from the project, and connecting them with their carers at home. All transport is provided through a local taxi firm.

 Please contact us for more information or to enquire about current vacancies.

Group Assistant

To assist in the running of Sunflower Garden groups by working with others, with support from trained children’s worker(s) to provide a structured and stimulating group session for children whose parents are affected by problem substance misuse.

If you would like to know more about Group Assistant opportunities please contact us for current vacancies.

Volunteer Counsellor

Opportunities are also available for those qualified or in the process of qualifying to volunteer as a children & young people's counsellor. Please contact the Sunflower office for more information. More information can be found here


Art Therapist

Opportunities are also available to volunteer as a children & young people's art therapist. Please contact the Sunflower office for more information. More information can be found here.


Art Materials


"I suppose you can see me as being part of the package of support that the children receive here, giving them a good experience right from the point that they are picked up from home or school to when they are dropped back again."

Sunflower Garden, Volunteer

Contact the office 

on 0131 220 2488

to find out more