Leading LCV tasks

COVID-19 outbreak: On 2021-07-19 mainland Scotland was placed in Level 0, in line with the an a strategic framework released on 2021-06-22. However, this relaxation in rules does not affect LCV tasks directly. Scotland is expected to move beyond Level 0 on 2021-08-09 and this may have effects on how we run our tasks.

Accordingly our task programme, to the end of September will continue. Hope to see you on task soon.

The LCV trustees' view is that LCV, a registered charity provides "voluntary and charitable services" and "an organised [outdoor] activity". These activities are expressly permitted in the relevant legislation. We may adopt other measures (e.g. restricting numbers) where it is appropriate to do so for the safety of our clients and volunteers.

The job of a task leader gets much easier with practice, but it can be a bit daunting the first few times.

LCV has agreed a set of Responsibilities of a leader. In order of decreasing priority these are:

  1. Look after yourself.
  2. Ensure the volunteers have a safe day: care for them from when we pick them up to when we drop them off.
  3. Protect the public during and after the task
  4. Give the client what they want: make sure that they are getting what they paid for
  5. Look after new volunteers: be welcoming and considerate and involve them in the group.
  6. Ensure the volunteers have an enjoyable day: worked hard (but not too hard!), fed and watered appropriately and kept informed and engaged
  7. Ensure that our involvement in the task is worthwhile: that it fits with our objectives and "has a point"
  8. Communicate with and educate volunteers and the public

This document:

Before you lead a task, it's important to be familiar with LCV's procedures for task leading:

If you have any queries or would like any further information then ask the Co-ordinator.