How to book and volunteer with LCV

COVID-19 outbreak: On 2021-05-11 the Scottish Government released an update to the Coronavirus restrictions in force. The relaxation of restrictions is proceeding according to plan and indicates the general level of risk is acceptable. Our tasks in the Edinburgh area resumed in April and we are undertaking tasks elsewhere as well.

Therefore our task programme to the end of June 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.

How to start

You do not need to apply in advance to volunteer with LCV, just choose a task, book yourself onto it and come along. The only exception to this is that your first task cannot be a residential task. If you are interested in coming on a residential task with us, then you need to come out on a day task first and to be over 18.

Choosing a task

Have a look at our list of upcoming tasks and find one that you like the look of. Once you have picked a task then book yourself onto it. This ensures that we don't leave without you and tells us how many people to expect so that we can plan the work with our clients and take the right number of tools with us.

How to book

You must make your own booking onto a task with us. You cannot ask someone else to call us and make a booking for you: you've got to do it yourself.

To book telephone Debbie on 0131 3370223 You will get an answerphone message. Leave Debbie a note of:

  1. your full name,
  2. contact telephone number,
  3. Whether you intend to meet us on site, or need to use our minibus. Due to social distancing, we have a maximum of 5 spaces on our minibus. Please only request a space on our bus if you have no other way to reach the task.
  4. and chosen task.

Although Debbie usually tries to phone new volunteers back (if she can) you should assume that if you have not heard anything then you are booked and everything is fine. We know this can be a bit scary if you haven't been out very many times, but our system very rarely fails us. If you have not heard anything then everything is fine.

You can't book by e-mail or online. This may seem odd but we need to know that you are a human being and we find that people are less likely to forget to come along on the day if they have gone to the trouble of making a phone call.

Due to social distancing, we currently have a maximum of 5 spaces on our minibus. Please only request one if you have no other way to reach the task. Also, don't forget to come if you've booked. as this may deny a space to another volunteer. We understand that things go wrong sometimes but if you need to cancel then let us know. If you don't then you will cause someone else to miss out and, if you fail to show up repeatedly, we will not let you book again.

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