Charity registered in Scotland SC028557
Larkhall and District Volunteer Group is a voluntary organisation, formed in September 1994 as 'Avondale Careline' to provide a friendly chat on the phone to elderly, disabled and housebound people. The services provided have been expanded since 1994 to meet recognised needs within the local community. The group mainly operates in and around Larkhall, Stonehouse, Ashgill and Netherburn, but also provides assistance to people further afield when possible. The Larkhall area covers some 60 square miles, adjacent to the M74 between Junctions 7 and 9, approximately 20 miles south of Glasgow. It includes both rural and urban communities, with a wide range of needs and social circumstances.
Larkhall & District Volunteer Group is a trusted local organisation with a strong track record and dedicated staff team which works to promote the wellbeing of the community in Lanarkshire by reducing physical and social isolation whilst increasing health and wellbeing. We also own our own centre on Victoria Street in Larkhall.
We have a clear vision and an ambitious strategic plan covering the next three years. We would like to give you the opportunity to use your talents and expertise to help us implement the plan.
We are looking for enthusiastic, community-minded and experienced individuals of any age and background to join our Board of Trustees (including a Vice Chair and Secretary) and help guide our organisation as it moves forward into what we see as a new and exciting phase. We are looking to recruit new Trustees with experience of:
who will strengthen and complement our existing Board members.
You would have the opportunity to attend our Board Meetings informally before making any commitments and to shadow our experienced Chair, Secretary and Treasurer if you are interested in one of the leadership roles.
The Board meets once a month at our offices in Larkhall. As a small charity it is expected that Board members will take on additional responsibilities between meetings consistent with the objectives of the Charity. This is an unpaid position,however reasonable expenses will be reimbursed.
Whilst all applications are appreciated, the Charity particularly welcomes applications from groups currently under-represented on its Board.
We are seeking new Board Members by June 2019 in time for our AGM in the summer of 2019.
Driving / Escorting
11th April 2019
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 returnin… Read more
1st June 2017
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,… Read more
Driving / Escorting
1st June 2017
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… Read more