Royal Voluntary Service (Scottish Borders Hub)

Charity registered in Scotland SC038924

Every day Royal Voluntary Service helps thousands of older people to live the life they want. We provide practical services in homes, in hospitals and in communities all across England, Scotland and Wales so people can be independent and active. Royal Voluntary Service is one of the largest voluntary organisations and much of our work is supporting older people. We provide practical solutions to the everyday problems of loneliness and isolation. Volunteers are vital to the work of Royal Voluntary Service. Without them Royal Voluntary Service simply wouldn't exist. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, men or women, young or older and we've got something for everyone, including specialist roles such as this. Anyone who volunteers for Royal Voluntary Service knows that they are joining a charity which people trust - our style is practical, positive, personal and professional. Royal Voluntary Service is committed to being an Investing in Volunteers organisation.


Current opportunities

Do you enjoying the company of people and believe you have what it takes to tackle loneliness at age? Would you like to share your experience and enjoy a chat? Would you like to use your talents to help others, but also gain work experience, learn new skills and meet new people whilst gaining valuable skills for your CV? The Royal Voluntary Service helps a diversity of older people to come together at our Social Centres throughout the Scottish Borders. Socialise at a warm friendly place and give something back to those who need it. Come and join our volunteers and support your local community. If you would like to take up this opportunity or would just like more information please contact us, we are happy to chat with you about the way you can support your local community.

Do you have spare time that you would like to do something worthwhile? If you love driving you can volunteer your wheels and give people who can’t get out and about on their own some much-needed freedom. The RVS are recruiting volunteers for our Community Transport Service. Could you offer your time to help older people get to their appointments (it may be the doctor or just the grocery store)? If you would like to take up this opportunity or would just like more information please contact us, we are happy to chat with you about the way you can support your local community.

Do you have spare time that you would like to do something worthwhile? If you love driving you can volunteer your wheels and give people who can’t get out and about on their own some much-needed freedom. The RVS are recruiting volunteers for our Community transport Service. Could you offer your time to help older people get to their appointments (it may be the doctor or just the grocery store)? If you would like to take up this opportunity or would just like more information please contact us, we are happy to chat with you about the way you can support your local community.

Do you enjoy driving and want to make a difference to the lives of older people in your local area? Become a Community Transport Volunteer and help to keep older people in touch with their communities. Community Transport Volunteers are needed to help older people get out and about to stay engaged with their local communities. Typical journeys may include driving someone to a GP appointment, driving them to the shops, taking them to a social club or to visit friends and family. This is an ideal opportunity if you want to make new friends, to be part of a team, to develop your skills and experience and contribute to the work of the charity by enriching the lives of older people and helping them get the best from life. You’ll need to have a friendly personality, an understanding of the needs of older people with the ability to observe and identify areas of concern. You’ll have good communication and listening skills with a non-judgemental attitude towards an individual’s circumstances and a willingness to ensure confidentiality. Training will be provided and you’ll be reimbursed for out of pocket expenses.