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Volunteering Opportunities

At CLASP, we offer a range of volunteering opportunities for individuals who are able to help others in their local community. Our volunteers are vital to us, and working with our staff they can make such a difference to the community. Our volunteers also benefit – volunteering can help build confidence, allow you to learn new skills, meet new people and have fun!

Current Opportunities


Volunteer Befriender

  • Provide companionship and support by visiting an older person in their own home
  • Where possible, accompany older people to social activities to increase social interaction and allow the older people to develop new friendships

Telephone Call Service/Befriender:

  • Someone who likes a good chat and is able to encourage and stimulate an older person to express themselves and feel comfortable engaging in conversation
  • Inspiring enough confidence further down the line to allow for attendance at a social activity

Group Befrienders/General Volunteers:

  • Assist with the preparation and delivery of activities programme
  • Liaise with Hope Activity worker or Coordinator regarding social outings etc.
  • Enable older people who have mobility issues to attend social outings
  • Encourage and motivate older people to attend community activities
  • Interact with service user to continue meeting on a regular basis to prevent isolation and loneliness
  • Stay informed of agencies /services beneficial to older people

Digital Volunteers

  • Digital Buddies (DigiBuds) are our team of trusted volunteers who help our Digital Learners to use their devices effectively and navigate the online world safely

Management Committee Members

  • Generally meeting once a month, our voluntary management committee members bring a broad range of skills and expertise to help us improve and retain vital services to the older community in North Ayrshire

Admin Volunteers

  • To support the organisation across a range of administrative functions, including design and desktop publishing

There are no special qualifications required for any of our volunteer roles – young or old alike – all we ask is you have a willingness and commitment to provide some support and help in your local community.

We provide full training and will cover all reasonable volunteering expenses.

Our volunteering opportunities are updated regularly – to find out more about volunteering with us please fill in our online registration form below.

If you are not able to complete the form online, please contact Jim Montgomery.
Email: jimmy@clasps.org.uk or call 01294 602711 / 07551 643489