We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.

Read more about volunteering during the COVID-19 pandemic

Be a coronavirus volunteer in your community

Royal Voluntary Service (Larbert)

Charity registered in Scotland SC038924

To provide support for the older people in the community through the power of volunteering.

Current opportunities

By volunteering your wheels, you can take a client to a health appointment, to the shops, to see family or friends or maybe even a social or lunch club or even getting a haircut.

Hospital volunteers transform the lives of patients by providing social support during hospital stays. Volunteers provide conversation activities and practical support. Your role could range from supporting people on-wards to helping hospital visitors find their way to their appointments. A hospital volunteer role will be both a rewarding and challenging experience. Your great conversational skills and caring manner will mean you will find this role hugely rewarding as you brighten a person’s day in hospital. You’ll need to be happy meeting new people and striking up conversations but will also be a good listener. We also have opportunities available for people with specific skills so please tell us what your strengths are when we meet. This role would suit someone who wants to Be part of something You want to have a regular place to go or a group of people to meet with regularly. You could join one of our friendly teams volunteering in your local hospital or be a part of one of the hundreds of groups and clubs who are supporting local people in your area. Exercise values and beliefs You believe people should have more options and control in their lives. You feel that communities shouldn’t allow people to become isolated and we should support our local groups and services. Whatever you choose to do, you will make others feel valued whilst having a real impact in your community. Help others You enjoy helping others and having a positive impact on someone’s life. You may have received this help yourself and now want to give such a gift back or maybe you would like to make a difference in someone else’s life. Learn new skills You may want to improve your confidence or gain new skills and experience. Volunteering can be an exciting stepping stone towards the next stage of your career or life whilst giving back to your community. Make a difference You want to have more influence and feel like you’re genuinely improving your local community. As well as helping out in local communities and hospitals, you could set up and lead a group or activity of your choice. Make new friends You want to make new friends while helping others at the same time. Whether you may want to build relationships in your community or simply make new friends, you will enjoy the benefits that volunteering can give.