BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Become a CoWL volunteer

Carers of West Lothian are always looking to add volunteers to our wonderful team.

Volunteers help and enable us to deliver our services. Without the excellent support we receive from so many volunteers, we would be unable to help as many people as we do.

There are many ways in which you can volunteer with us, whether it is helping to get our newsletter out, being a volunteer driver with our Young carers service or Becoming a volunteer counsellor, we have varied roles suitable for a wide range of skills.

So why volunteer?

Each of our volunteer roles helps make a real difference to the lives of people supported by Carers of West Lothian. Our volunteers are as diverse as our roles. Whether you want to use your existing skills to help others or perhaps you want to learn something new, we can provide you with the training necessary.

If you would like to talk to someone about volunteering, please contact us.

Current volunteer openings

If you wish to apply for any of our volunteer openings, or simply want more information, please contact Carers of West Lothian on 01506 448000 or by email at office@carers-westlothian.com. You can also use our Contact Form, but please remember to mention the volunteer post you are enquiring about.

Volunteer Driver

Title of Post: Volunteer Driver

Employer: Carers of West Lothian

Hours: Up to 3 hours per week

Note: Work will be undertaken on an ad hoc basis and may be out with normal office hours, including evening work.

Transport: Postholders must have access to a car and provide appropriate insurance cover

Purpose: To assist staff in providing support to young carers by helping to transport the young carers to and from a group

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide transport to and from support groups
  • Be punctual and reliable when picking up the people and make sure your ID card is visible
  • Give plenty of notice if your availability changes
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding the carers and possible conversations in the car and share with a member of staff if you have any concerns
  • Report to a member of staff immediately if there are any incidents, accidents or disclosures

Personal Qualities

  • An understanding of and a sensitive approach towards the situations, needs and difficulties faced by all carers
  • Good listening, verbal and communication skills

Desirable Skills

  • Valid drivers licence and safe driving record with a maximum of 3 demerit points
  • Access to a car that is road worthy, hold business car insurance
  • Have no health conditions that may impair their ability to drive safely

The post holder will be required to undergo a full Disclosure Scotland check prior to taking up the post.

FIND US

Carers of West Lothian
Sycamore House
Quarrywood Court
Livingston, West Lothian
EH54 6AX

(See Google map on Home or Contact page)

CONTACT US

Telephone: 01506 448000
Email: office@carers-westlothian.com

Registered Scottish Charity No. SC019628

Company Limited by Guarantee Company Number SC226434

EXTERNAL QUICK LINKS

St John’s Hospital - 01506 523000
NHS 24 - 111 / Web - NHS UK
Samaritans - 116 123 (Free from landlines and mobiles) / Web - Samaritans
Breathing Space – breathingspace.scot
Childline - 0800 1111 / Web - Childline.org

HELP OUT OF HOURS

West Lothian Council Social Work Services - website WLC Social Work
Out of Hours Emergency Service 01506 281028 / 281029
West Lothian Council main number 01506 280000
West Lothian Council Social Work Services 01506 282252

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