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Supported Volunteering

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Some Volunteers Need Extra Support

A person with additional support needs may have learning difficulties, a mental health illness, a physical disability or have sensory impairment or a combination of all.

Equality

The aim of Voluntary Sector Gateway West Lothian’s Supported Volunteers Project is Social Inclusion, by supporting the person to volunteer in a working environment for a few hours per week.

The choice of volunteer opportunity is left to the individual.

Our Higher Support Needs Coordinator, Wendy Swan will facilitate the move into volunteering where appropriate.

The therapeutic Benefits of Volunteering

Volunteers can experience:

  • Increased confidence
  • A sense of achievement
  • Structure to their day
  • Personal development
  • Feeling part of the community, a sense of belonging​

How Do I Begin?

Contact Wendy Swan, our Higher Support Needs Coordinator on 01506 650 111 and arrange a meeting with a member of staff to discuss your needs.

You will be offered a choice of volunteer options and assistance to meet and discuss your needs with the Voluntary Organisation of your choice.

Wendy is available on Thursday and Friday mornings for appointments.

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