Bield on the lookout for volunteers in Linlithgow

Silver SurferBield’s West Port Resource Centre in Linlithgow is seeking friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to assist with the running of a variety of daily social activities.

Social activity programmes such as are hugely popular and have proven successful in encouraging tenants to get out and about and mingle with others in the local community.

The request for volunteers is for:

  • Any evening, once a week on a Monday to Friday from 6pm to 8pm, working with older people in a small group setting - helping out with making cups of tea, playing games with the tenants, chatting/socialising, running pampering sessions, offering companionship, etc.
  • Once a week on a Thursday or Friday from 2pm to 4pm, working with older people in a group setting – planning, organising and facilitating a revolving programme of social activities like bingo, dominoes, keep fit exercises, etc.
  • The social activity programme is central to Bield’s “free to be” ethos, which supports people to make their own decisions about how they live their lives while also being there to assist them when they need it.

    Donna Dickson, volunteer development worker for Bield, said: “Our volunteers are an integral part of our development as they can often encourage service users to get out and about and meet new people, which we believe is very important.

    “We are always looking for ways to enrich the lives of our tenants and the positive feedback we have received proves that this programme is incredibly beneficial and rewarding for our tenants and our volunteers.”

    If you have some spare time, enjoy socialising with others and can spare a few hours once a week, Bield would love to hear from you. Please note a minimum six-month commitment is required.

    Enquiries are welcome from people of all ages over 16. Full training and support will be given and out-of-pocket expenses paid. If you are interested or would like more information, call Karen Reid on 01506 840 846 or Donna Dickson on 0131 273 4095 or 07887 796 744 or email


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