Carer Events Volunteer

  • VO92766
  • One-off volunteering


CoEL are seeking to recruit volunteers to help organise and facilitate the range of events, training and workshops we offer to carers throughout the year.
This programme of events and training aims to increase carer's confidence in their caring role, to encourage engagement in peer support, and to provide an opportunity to take part in enjoyable activities for some welcome respite. With the help of volunteers we hope to expand our reach and the range of events and workshops we can provide.
Volunteers will help to organise and facilitate events and training for carers across the year, with a particular focus on activities over Carers Week.

Organisation aims and objectives

Carers of East Lothian supports adults in East Lothian who are looking after a family member or friend who is ill, disabled or frail. We help carers to get information and services to help their individual caring role, enhance their own well-being and strengthen their collective voice to improve services.










This role will be on an ad hoc basis with no minimum time requirement - we ask only that you offer the time you're able to and are available for the required induction and training.

Frequency and commitment details

ad hoc basis no minimum time requirement


Experience required: strong planning and organisational activity good communication skills Willingness to learn and work as part of a team A warm and friendly attitude to others
Travel details: Volunteers will have access to the CoEL offices at East Lothian Community Hospital. Groups will be run at different venues around East Lothian. Accessibility needs will be considered when planning individual events.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers will be reimbursed on a monthly basis for agreed expenses. For any larger outlays, payment will be organised by CoEL
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: general induction to volunteering with Carers of East Lothian
Training details: supervision with volunteer and training coordinator. Opportunities to meet with and learn from other volunteers. If the volunteer begins to run regular sessions with CoEL, they will be provided with ongoing training and development opportunities.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet