How volunteering works

As an Erskine volunteer you’ll receive training, which will help you understand how we work and any details specific to your role.

This will give you a broader knowledge of dementia and disability care –and broader skills which can be very useful in other aspects of life. We’ll also pay your out of pocket travelling expenses up to £15 a day.


Volunteer opportunities

Erskine volunteers assist in many different ways, such as

  • Working in one of our homes in Bishopton, Edinburgh or Glasgow
  • Helping staff with, or leading, recreational activities
  • Assisting staff at mealtimes, administration duties, or running a library service
  • Volunteering with fundraising events and collections


Application process

If you find a volunteer opportunity that suits you, complete our volunteer registration form.  If you meet our criteria we’ll invite you for an interview. If your application is successful, you’ll need to have a Disclosure Scotland check before you join us.

We’ll explain all about volunteering at your interview.

Download the below documents for further advice

Information about Volunteering

Volunteering Policy 2016

Additional Information for Fundraising Volunteers

Volunteering Handbook 2016

Volunteer Application Form