Volunteer Outings Assistant

  • VO68967


As an outings assistant you will assist along with members of the care team on trips, being more of a friend to the guest and giving them that 1-1 interaction that they may not have at home. You would need to assist when appropriate with drinking and eating whilst on an outing as part of this role. You will have the opportunity to assist on many various trips.
Through this opportunity you'll have the chance to meet and work with new people, access training and have the support of a member of the operations team. Your volunteering will be improving the lives of people and their families living with long term conditions as well as being part of a fun, enthusiastic and supportive team.
If you think you would be able to help us in any way possible then get in touch.

Organisation aims and objectives

To be the UK's best provider of high quality respite for individuals with high dependency physical conditions. We will continually support guests and their carers to enhance the quality of their life. At Leuchie House, our philosophy is that everyone deserves a decent break, whatever their individual care requirements. There is a country house feel at Leuchie, rather than a clinical atmosphere, with the emphasis on social as well as health care. We do everything we can to ensure guests' preferences are taken into account, as you would expect on any break, and offer physiotherapy and a variety of activities and entertainment throughout your stay










Being an outings assistant can be a big responsibility as sticking to a set time can be tricky due to some of the guests having complex conditions. It is slightly difficult to give a time frame as every trip can vary.


Experience required: We are looking for volunteers with a friendly & enthusiastic nature to socially interact with guests and staff; who will perform all duties in compliance with Leuchie's guidelines; have good communication skills; a willingness to attend training if relevant to your role; an ability to take instruction; an ability to use your own initiative; respect confidentiality in all areas relating to Leuchie House; an ability to motivate, engage and inspire people.
Travel details: Leuchie House is situated on the outskirts of North Berwick and is unfortunately not accessible by public transport.
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Training details: Informal chat organised to discuss role in more depth followed by an introduction to Leuchie. There will be training that is role specific. Training is provided in house but volunteers will be paired up with a carer whilst assisting on their first few outings until they feel comfortable and confident.
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet