You do not need to apply in advance to volunteer with LCV, just choose a task, book yourself onto it and come along. Please note we don't take group bookings.
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.
If you've volunteered with us before you may book several tasks if you wish to do so.
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.
You must make your own booking onto task with us. Booking on the behalf of others is not allowed.
There are two ways to book:
Each task from 15th October 2023 onwards has a booking link to our booking platform, EventBrite. At least 6 spaces on each task are available to book online. The booking process will collect your name, telephone number, email and whether you would like us to bring any equipment.
Online booking is only available to those using the bus. For those making their own way to a task, or with other special requirements, please book by phone.
If you do book an online space, and then realise you cannot attend - please do cancel the booking through EventBrite or call the number below
To book telephone Debbie on 0131 3370223 You will get an answerphone message. Leave Debbie a note of:
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.
Whichever booking method you choose, please book by 1800 on the Friday before the task as this helps us to plan the work with the client
We only have 13 seats in our bus, and it is often full, so don't forget to come if you've booked. 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.
For day tasks, if you are getting the bus we will usually meet on the north side of St Andrew Square, Edinburgh, at 9.30 a.m. sharp. If we are meeting in another location or time, you will be told after booking your place on the bus.
Look out for our white minibus.
If you have been on a day task with us before and are now coming on a residential then we will let you know when and where we will pick you up.
You need to be prepared to work outside all day, whatever the weather, and so you will need:
Please make sure that your tetanus vaccination is up to date before coming on task with us.
If you have been on a day task with us before and are now coming on a residential trip then you will also need kit for an overnight stay including: