Volunteers – FAQ

Below are some of our frequently asked questions from volunteers:   How do I start volunteering with you?    You can email gphillips@lead.org.uk or you can contact head office on 0131 2289441 email enquiries@lead.org.uk and give your details and area where you live, we can then respond with opportunities in your area.   Do I […]

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Posted: Thursday, August 25th, 2016

“Doing something good with your time makes you feel good”

Volunteer Befriender, Laura Today we’re putting the spotlight on our new Befriending Project in Fife. Project Coordinator, Louise Andree has been taking referrals from Fife’s social work department, local community organisations, as well as some self-referrals since the beginning of the year. The growing waiting list for the project is testament to the obvious need for […]

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Posted: Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Only Takes an Hour a Week to Make a Difference

I’ve been volunteering with Lead since December 2014. I’m a psychology tutor with the Open University. Why did I start volunteering? I set myself the goal of learning more about literacy development across the board, to supplement a qualification I was working towards. To this end, I approached Lead to gain some hands-on work experience. […]

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Posted: Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

I’m about 80-85% back to who I used to be

“I feel like I’m part of the world again.  Amy came into my life at exactly the right point.  I had been withdrawn and was frightened of people.  I had become anxious and experienced agoraphobia. The home visit was really important.  I would have had a lot of anxiety about going outside to meet anyone. […]

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Posted: Friday, April 15th, 2016

Volunteer Experiences

We at Lead currently have 90 volunteers and a lot of them have stories to tell of their experiences of volunteering:

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Posted: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Volunteer Training

Assistive Technologies An introductory hands on training where you learn how to use the accessibility functions within the operating system to suit different learners preferences. We can also demonstrate some assistive software, peripherals and clouds. Boundaries This training is about feeling comfortable in your role as a volunteer, knowing the perimeters of your role and […]

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Posted: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Benefits of Volunteering with Lead Scotland

We hope some of our volunteers experiences will inspire you. Meet new people Self development through Lead Scotland volunteer training opportunities Add value to your curriculum vitae (many volunteers have gained or changed employment by volunteering with Lead) Have your out-of-pocket travel expenses paid Volunteer flexibly to suit your other commitments Widen access to learning […]

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Posted: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

Opportunities for Volunteers

Volunteers are vital to the work that we do. People from all walks of life give their time, skills and experience to support Lead’s positive impact across Scotland. Where can you volunteer? We have different roles supporting people with learning in: Fife Dundee Perth North Lanarkshire Aberdeen Aberdeenshire Moray Highland We are also looking for […]

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Posted: Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015