StreetCare Scotland is a volunteer led initiative run by Humanist Society Scotland to help people in need on the streets of Scotland’s cities. StreetCare Glasgow has been running for the past eight years and works with other support agencies in the city as well as church and other communities groups carrying out similar work. StreetCare Edinburgh launched in October 2018. We are looking for volunteers, please see below for more details!

Our thanks go to our volunteers and the following corporate supporters who make this project possible:

StreetCare Glasgow

Some of the Glasgow StreetCare volunteers

Humanist Society Scotland has been providing assistance on the streets of central Glasgow for the past eight years, working with a variety of partners including other voluntary groups,  private business, and referral agencies. Our project provides hot drinks, soup, other foods and warm clothing on a non-judgemental basis for those who present as needing support. In addition our volunteers provide a listening ear for people who find themselves living in isolation. StreetCare is based on the ethos of ‘zero waste’ and we work with Marks and Spencer Food and Pret a Manger stores in Central Glasgow to ensure any food they have due to be disposed can be used by the project. In addition any resources we have left over after a session are in turn supplied to a homeless shelter. Our volunteers find involvement to be worthwhile and rewarding and usually a fun outing for an hour or so around 20:30 on a Thursday and Sunday evening. If you would like to know more and would consider becoming one of our volunteers please email us. StreetCare Glasgow Team

StreetCare Edinburgh

Some of our StreetCare Edinburgh Volunteers

StreetCare Edinburgh launched in October 2018 working on the same principals of the Glasgow project. As we are just starting out we would really appreciate volunteers who can join in some of our sessions. There is no minimum (or maximum!) commitment required of volunteers so however often you can help is appreciated. Please register for one of our evenings on eventbrite or email for any questions.

As we are getting established we are also looking for local businesses who would be willing to consider donating food at closing time to support the project. This will help us keep waste and costs to a minimum and support those in need of help. If you are a business interested in finding out how you can support please contact us.

We have been delighted by the donations of clothing we have received to date. As such we currently have no capacity to take any further donations except for the following:

– gloves
– socks
– hats
– warm and/or waterproof jackets (please no wool coats that can become waterlogged)
– jogging trousers (please no suit trousers)
– men and women’s underwear (new and unused)

These can be donated at the Humanist Society Scotland office: 6 Broughton Street Lane, Edinburgh, EH1 3LY (between 0930 and 1700 Monday to Friday). StreetCare Edinburgh Team