VASLan (SL)

Charity registered in Scotland SC037696

Voluntary Action South Lanarkshire is South Lanarkshire’s Third Sector Interface (TSI). Third sector Interfaces across Scotland are required by the Scottish Government to operate within 4 core areas of activity:

Volunteering development
Social Enterprise development
Supporting and developing a strong third sector
Building the third sector relationship with community planning

Within these 4 core areas we deliver a wide range of activities and services designed for the benefit of the Third Sector and wider community. We also balance these with key and emerging local and national developments impacting on communities, and prioritise our activities to maximise our resources and focus on where we can make the greatest difference.

We participate in a number of strategic partnership boards, groups and networks representing the Third Sector at all levels of engagement which cover the four core areas.


Current opportunities

Volunteer Drivers will ensure the safe transportation of discharged patients from hospital to their home location within the South Lanarkshire area. Volunteer drivers may also be required to collect various items, for instance Back to Home boxes or belongings and safely transport them to the patient’s home. Prescription pick-up may also be required. Fuel expenses are paid at 0.45p per mile subject to review. PURPOSE OF THE ROLE: • To provide safe and reliable transportation for patients • To be polite and respectful and make patients feel reassured • To safely guide patient’s in and out of the car whilst adhering to current NHS Lanarkshire guidance • To collect Back to Home boxes or patients items as and when required for the patient • To pick up a patient’s prescription from the ward or hospital pharmacy and deliver safely to their home

Wellbeing Volunteers will support patients who have returned home from hospital by providing telephone wellbeing checks. Volunteers will ask questions regarding the patient’s wellbeing and individual needs which will provide short-term support until other referral pathways can be established. Wellbeing volunteers will also support patients to engage and connect with local third sector organisations.