Volunteer Handyperson

  • VO75140


Volunteering Matters is a national volunteering charity. We bring people together, through the power of volunteering, to overcome some of society’s most complex issues. One of our most successful projects across the UK is RSVP - the Retired and Senior Volunteer Programme. People who have time on their hands, particularly those who are aged 50+, develop, organise and run a range of activities in their local communities.

In Stirlingshire and Clackmannanshire, RSVP runs a Handyperson Project which is led by volunteers. Our team help older people, or people with disabilities, with small and minor maintenance tasks. The tasks we complete for people are varied, normally taking less than 2 hours. Examples include unblocking sinks, putting up shelves, building flatpack furniture, changing lightbulbs, rewiring plugs, replacing smoke alarm batteries, and hanging mirrors, curtains, or blinds.

It can be challenging to find a tradesperson willing to do such minor tasks which can be difficult or even dangerous for some people to do these tasks themselves – particularly if they are older, frail, or have a disability. Our service is free although the service user pays for any supplies e.g. washers or lightbulbs etc. Donations are welcomed from those who access it.

Tasks included in the role
Contact clients to arrange a suitable time for the task
Carry out task
Record task completion using an on-line report form
Accept donations if offered, record and hand in so they can be banked.
Volunteers receive full support from the Handyperson team as well as travel expenses and health & safety equipment.

The days of the week and hours available are completely flexible and we will work around the volunteer and what spare time they have. If you are interested in volunteering, or you know someone who could do with some help around the house, then please contact us.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our vision is of a society where everyone can participate in their local community through volunteering and social action.










Frequency and commitment details

Flexible volunteering hours available - as and when jobs are required


Experience required: Ability to carry out simple household tasks which do not require a tradesperson A confident & positive person, with a caring attitude Competent on a laptop / mobile phone for recording task reports Flexibility of availability Able to give a commitment of at least 1 year, if possible Must complete Application giving 2 References and Disclosure Check (processed by the project free of charge)
Travel details: The project operates in Clackmannanshire, Greater Stirling, Eastern villages Bridge of Allan, Dunblane, Callander and Rural South West. Volunteers can specify an area. Travel expenses reimbursed.
Minimum age: 21


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Mileage/travel and out of pocket expenses paid.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Taster session can be arranged
Training details: We offer shadowing for new volunteers, regular support and group get-togethers