Volunteering Opportunities at a Care Home

  • VO94091
  • Suitable for groups


Our volunteers are a great asset to our homes and care teams. They support us to enrich our residents' lives and remain truly connected to the communities in which they live. From school children who volunteer to take part, to retired professional who want to give something back, our volunteers are as diverse as our teams and residents.

We are a not-for-profit organisation specialising in care homes for the elderly across England and Scotland. We have 18 services in Scotland, which provide tailored care and support to people with a range of care needs.

Glenfairn House Care Home - Ayr
Queens Care Home – Prestwick
Howard House Care Home – Kilmarnock
Kintyre House Care Home – Invergordon
Mull Hall Care Home – Invergordon
Millport Care Centre – Ayrshire
Birch House Care Home – Aberdeenshire
Park Lodge Care Home – Aberdeenshire
Pitcairn Lodge Nursing Home – Aberdeenshire
The Meadows Care Home – Dornoch
Tyneholm Stables Care Home – East Lothian
Westwood House Care Home – East Kilbride
Forefaulds Care Home – Lanarkshire
Abercorn House Care Home – Lanarkshire
Camilla House Care Home – Edinburgh
Bridge View House Care Home – Dundee
Allanbank Care Home – Dumfries

To learn more about each care home, please copy and paste the link to your browser - https://www.sanctuary-care.co.uk/jobs/volunteering/how-apply-be-sanctuary-care-volunteer

If you would like to help our care homes through volunteering, opportunities are available for weekdays or weekends, daytime, or early evening.

Volunteer befriender
Leisure and activities volunteer
Walking volunteer
Volunteer driver
Gardening volunteer
Volunteer entertainer
Day care centre volunteer
Hairdressing/beauty volunteer
Housekeeping volunteer
Catering assistant volunteer
Reception volunteer

For more info on our volunteering opportunities, please go to https://www.sanctuary-care.co.uk/jobs/volunteering/how-apply-be-sanctuary-care-volunteer to learn more and apply online.











Frequency and commitment details



PVG and references are required, for some roles.
Experience required: Listening skills
Travel details: This opportunity is accessible by foot, bus, car and train.
Minimum age: 14


Expenses details: It may be necessary for a volunteer to travel to a location other than their normal place of volunteering, they will be reimbursed travel expenses in line with the Travel and Subsistence Group Procedure. It is at the discretion of each home to cover the travel expenses from the volunteers' home to the care home as a good will gesture. We are mindful of individual financial situations, and we do not want to put up barriers to volunteering, so please feel free to have a chat with your supervisor.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: A meet and greet and a show round are available
Training details: Online course which includes safeguarding, dementia friends, GDPR, life in a care home etc. A meet and greet and a show round will be arranged. Finally, you would need to complete an online course which takes approx. an hour to complete. The whole process could take 3 - 4 weeks to complete.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet