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.
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.
Voluntary Sector Gateway staff will facilitate the move into volunteering where appropriate.
The therapeutic Benefits of Volunteering
Volunteers can experience:
How Do I Begin?
Contact the Voluntary Sector Gateway 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.
A disclosure check will be required.