Health and Social Care Volunteering

Volunteers make an incredible contribution to improving our nation’s health and wellbeing.

Every day volunteers offer their time, skills and compassion in a range of different health care settings, such as hospitals, care homes, GP practices and hospices. And it’s not just formal health care settings where volunteers make a huge difference. Volunteers play a vital role in delivering and supporting the essential health care services provided by voluntary organisations across our local communities.

Volunteers play a part at every level of health and social care provision in Scotland – from participating in strategic planning decisions, to providing transport and befriending services, to offering hairdresser and toe nail clipping services. 

To find out more about our work in Health and Social Care please click the links below:


Volunteering on Prescription
We are currently working with several GP practices on this project which aims to create a better understanding of the role GPs are able to play in signposting older people to local preventative care support.

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The VEnable project was developed in response to issues relating to volunteering and health identified through the delivery of the Refreshed Strategy for Volunteering in NHS Scotland in addition to as the growing challenges associated with Scotland’s ageing population.


 Volunteering in NHS Scotland
We have been working in partnership with the Scottish Government Health Directorates since 2008 undertaking a variety of activities aimed at developing volunteering in Health and Social Care Settings.


Contact us for more information