Larkhall and District Volunteer Group

Charity registered in Scotland SC028557

Our aim is to help the elderly, housebound, disabled and isolated members of the community. We operate within the Larkhall and surrounding area, providing transport, a morning call line, lunch groups and a weekly support group. At this time, we are involved in a pilot project for a handyperson service.


Current opportunities

Larkhall and District Volunteer Group (LDVG) are looking for volunteer drivers who can help support clients to and from their non-emergency appointments. Volunteers would drive their own car to the patient's home and support to their appointment before assisting them in returning home again. Passengers may be frail, elderly, children or other vulnerable people. Volunteers will need to have a clean, current driving licence and access to their own vehicle. We now have 4 minibuses for hire or self-hire, 2 of our new buses can be driven on a standard car licence.

Lunch Club Assistants help to serve a hot two course lunch (this comes from the local schools) or on alternate weeks a sandwich lunch (made by the volunteers), followed by an activity, quiz, bingo, dominoes or whatever the group prefer. Volunteers take payment for refreshments, make tea and coffee, clear tables and work with other volunteers to maintain a clean working environment. Support sessions are in place for volunteers and we ask that volunteers commit a few hours on a regular basis.

Drivers are asked to transport members of the community who are unable to travel by public transport, or need to be at destinations not covered by public transport. The driver will drive the group’s wheelchair accessible minibus and work with an appointed escort. Passengers may be frail, elderly, children or other vulnerable people. We also transport for care homes, school activities and for other members of the public that are included in LDVG work. Volunteers need to be between 25-70 years old with a clean, current driving licence. We now have 4 minibuses for hire or self-hire, 2 of our new buses can be driven on a standard car licence.