Volunteer with us at Abbeyfield Strathaven

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What skills and experience do I need?

Many roles just require your time, energy and enthusiasm! Our volunteer role descriptions list, desired skills or experience, but we know everyone is unique, so we're always interested to hear about any other skills that you could bring to Abbeyfield Strathaven.

Will I be given training?

You will receive an induction, including any training and support that is necessary to help you feel confident in your volunteering role. 

Will I be interviewed for the role?

You will be invited for an informal interview when you apply for a volunteer role. This informal interview is a two-way process, so don’t be concerned: it’s as much to find out if you are right for the role as we are right for you.

Do I need to supply references or undergo a PVG check?

Our first and foremost priority is safeguarding our residents. Most of our roles will ask you to supply a reference and certain roles that work directly with vulnerable older people may require a PVG check. We will, of course, talk this through with you during the informal interview

I still have questions about volunteering?

If you have any questions about volunteering for Abbeyfield please contact the team:  

An Abbeyfield volunteer using their skills to help a resident get online and reap the benefits of being able to use the internet.