Become A Volunteer

  • Get transferable skills and work experience.
  • Enhance your CV.
  • Meet new people.
  • Try something new.
  • Build your confidence.
  • Stay active and healthy.
  • Make a difference to people in your community.
  • Help us shape the future.

Benefits Of Volunteering

Volunteering lifts your spirits
(Mental health benefits)

Helping improve the lives of others through volunteering brings with it the warm glow of achievement and fulfilment, allowing you to connect to a sense of purpose and direction.

When volunteering you are likely to learn new skills, and experience new situations which can build confidence, resilience, self-esteem and self-respect increasing your capability to cope with life and manage stress.

Above all volunteering can be fun! When you volunteer you are giving of your time, effort and skills and this is something to be proud of. Feeling good about yourself, enjoying yourself and having fun leads to a richer sense of satisfaction in life, lifting your spirits as well as those you help whilst volunteering. 

Reading Buddy

Would you like to make a lifelong positive impact in your local library? We are looking for volunteers over the age of 14 to come along and volunteer as a Reading Buddy, helping children and adults read and broaden their knowledge of books and reading materials.

Volunteering keeps you active
(Psychical health benefits)

We have a diverse range of volunteering opportunities that can help you keep active, from children’s football coaching, to helping cancer patients attend a gentle walk.

Taking part in physical activity can help you feel empowered. It also has lots of health benefits. It can help prevent and manage long term health conditions, improve your heart health and help to maintain a healthy weight.

By volunteering with LiveArgyll as you support others to become more active, you will be increasing your physical activity, helping you to adopt a healthy lifestyle whilst making a real difference, offering support and motivation to people within your community.

New Scots and Refugee Resettlement Volunteer

Would you like to use your skills and broaden your own experience while making a difference to others and assist them to overcome challenges and barriers to enable and support them to explore options and take ‘the next step’ towards a positive future for themselves and you will make a huge difference to people’s lives?

Volunteering keeps you connected
(Social benefits)

When you volunteer it can give you the opportunity to meet new people allowing you to feel connected to your community and to society. This can instil a sense of belonging, through sharing experiences and common values, building networks, trust and friendships with others.

LiveArgyll are committed to improving and developing the social opportunities within our community. We also strive to provide services to those within our community who find accessing our facilities challenging and those at risk of social isolation. Although the geography of Argyll may make us remote, it should not make us lonely. Help us reach out and connect to others, through joining our Macmillan cancer support volunteer team or our library homebound book delivery service.

Bookbug Volunteer

Everyone loves Book Bug! If you would like to be involved in inspiring children to love stories, songs and rhymes from birth and can give up only 30 mins of your time then please click to apply.

Volunteering broadens your horizons
(Instrumental benefits)

Volunteering can help you develop new skills, enhance your strengths and increase your experience, which can be a great way of improving your employment opportunities. Volunteering shows enthusiasm and commitment, and is a great way of showcasing your dedication and work ethic.

Volunteering can also be a good opportunity to network and connect with people within the work environment that you have an interest in. We also have a range of volunteering opportunities for those looking to gain experience prior to going to college or university. We support individuals seeking volunteer opportunities as part of the Saltire Awards and Duke of Edinburgh programme. Wherever you are headed our LiveArgyll volunteer team want to help ensure you get there.

For more information visit the benefits of volunteering

Housebound Volunteer

Do you know someone who loves reading and cannot get to their local library? Volunteering as a Homebound Volunteer with LiveArgyll will allow you to bring the joy of reading or listening from our Library Service direct to someone in their home.