Volunteers play an incredibly important role in:

  • supporting the work of our service, and
  • improving the quality of life for communities, groups and individuals.

Community Learning and Development supports and trains volunteers who give up their time to help others. We will match you up with a project or location depending on your skills, abilities and interests. We want you to enjoy your role as a volunteer and benefit the learners you work with.

Currently there are volunteering opportunities to support:

  • The Duke of Edinburgh programme
  • Learners who want to improve their reading, writing and number skills
  • The delivery of ESOL (English for speakers of other languages)
  • A varied range of music projects for all ages and abilities
  • Local community projects, through minibus driving, working in community cafes etc

As well as getting to work with a wide range of people, volunteers can access training programmes that can help with personal development. These include:

  • Everyday First Aid
  • Professional Development Award in Youth Work (SCQF level 6)
  • Professional Development Award Supporting Adult Literacies Learners (SCQF level 6)

Volunteers are not paid but travel and other expenses are covered.

Please note many of our volunteers have to complete a PVG (protection of vulnerable adults) check. We will arrange this for you and pay the cost of the PVG check.

Contact us to find out more about volunteering: