Volunteering for CARDS

Supervision and coaching

Supervision is a vital part of volunteering for CARDS. It is our chance to support and learn from you.

Firstly a note on SUPERVISION

As a CARDS Volunteer you have agreed to attend at least three supervision sessions a year as part of your role. We have made several dates available throughout the year. You also have the opportunity for one-to-one support and check in sessions every 6 months or on request.

CARDS Volunteers Group Supervision and Training

The group supervision session for volunteers runs on the last Thursday or Wednesday of the month. Throughout 2024 we will be combining the group supervision with training to support your ongoing learning and development. These sessions will be held in person at the SPACES office in Fountainbridge. To register for this session simply text the CARDS number on 07715082428 with your name, email and which session you wish you attend. Kiera will also be sending out an email reminder each month with a link to the Eventbrite page where you can also register.

CARDS Volunteers dates for the diary

See below for the 2023 Group Supervision and Training calendar:



Thursday 25th January

Art Installation Takeover with Sam

Wednesday 28th February

Reflective Session

Thursday 28th March

Guest Speaker from Edinburgh Headway – Acquired Brain Injury

Wednesday 24th April

Guest Speaker from RCA Trust – Bet You Can Help training programme on tackling gambling related harms

Thursday 30th May

Boundaries & Communication

Wednesday 26th June


Thursday 25th July

Alcohol & Mental Health

Wednesday 28th August

Guest Speaker from Penumbra Mental Health – Self Harm

Thursday 26th September

Dementia Awareness

Wednesday 30th October

Guest Speaker from Andy’s Man Club – Men’s Mental Health

Thursday 28th November

Suicide Awareness

CARDS One-to-One Support & Check in Sessions

Volunteers will have one-to-one support and check in sessions with a designated member of staff every 6 months. If you require one on a more regular basis you can request a session with our Volunteer Co-ordinator Kiera Russell. To book a slot send an email to kiera.russell@rowanalba.org or text the CARDS number on 07715082428. If it is urgent or you want to discuss something on the day just call, we will always be happy to hear from you.

Please contact cards@rowanalba.org for a place on any of the above supervision sessions or meetings.

Useful information about volunteering

Ongoing support for learning & development

Volunteer resources & Forms

Covid and volunteering

Getting help from CARDS

Evaluations & reports


Frameworks & Guidance