Job Vacancy - Volunteer Co-Ordinator

We are recruiting for a Volunteer Co-Ordinator. This position will be three days (22.5 hours) per week, fixed term for six months. The salary is £21,000 pro rata. Please click the link below for a job description. Applicants should send a CV and covering letter stating why they are suitable for the post no later than Friday 5 August to David Marr, Office Manager Interviews will be scheduled for week commencing 22 August.

Job Description

Judy's Awareness Tree Quilt

Back in March we hosted a Learn & Share Event, which gathered together artists, healthcare staff and arts and health workers to highlight the importance of art for health. Attendants of the event participated in an activity to create their own leaf, complete with words, that best reflected their thoughts on the significance of arts for health. Artist Heather Lucchesi then took on the challenge to assemble the leaves into an artwork which aimed to raise awareness as a symbolic tree (now hanging at the Hive in the Royal Edinburgh Hospital run by SAMH).

Meanwhile Judy Parris, who attended the original event and inspired attendants with her own comments on why art mattered to herself as a carer, was so inspired by Heather's tree that she offered to make a quilt of it!

Somehow we've come full circle and one has been inspired by another, and another, through creativity, to promote health and wellbeing. A big, big thank you to all those involved, particularly Judy and Heather.

Become a Friend of Art in Healthcare

Art in Healthcare brings art to healthcare environments, improving the quality of life for patients, visitors and staff. Many people admire the work we do, and by becoming a Friend you can become part of our community and receive advanced information about our activities and special events. Becoming a Friend is a really important way of showing your support and provides an important source of income for Art in Healthcare. Join today!

If you would like to become a Friend, please print and complete the form and Direct Debit instructions. Then please post the form to

Art in Healthcare
32-36 Dalmeny Street

or you can email a scanned copy to

Adopt an artwork

Since 1991 our charity has been assembling one of the largest and most prestigious Collections of original Scottish art in the country. These artworks are uniquely available for display in hospitals and other healthcare settings.

Art in Healthcare is truly committed to the important role that art plays in the healing environment but we need your help to properly maintain and build this unique Collection for the enjoyment and benefit of the hundreds of thousands of staff, patients and visitors who view it each year.

With your help we're able to:

Keep our Collection on display in hospitals and care homes
Support young artists at their degree shows
Buy artwork from professional artists
Provide fun-filled art workshops for patients and care home residents
Develop our training programmes for volunteers

Adopt an artwork from our Collection for just £3 a month and you'll receive:

Your name (or a loved one's) written next to your chosen artwork online
A certificate of adoption with a picture of the artwork
Invites to Art in Healthcare's special events
First to view our latest Prestigious Print
Our colourful e-newsletter

"My patients really enjoy looking at our collection. Sometimes they even do an 'art tour' around the premises." ~ Barron Dental Practice

You can adopt an artwork in the gallery, if it hasn't already been adopted, by clicking the 'Adopt Me' button below the picture of the artwork.