Enhancing the lives of older people in South Lanarkshire since 1992

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Volunteer with us

"The greatest gift, is the gift of time..."


LEAP is always on the look out for enthusiastic people who enjoy the company of others and have the skills to volunteer in any one of our fantastic projects. You can give as much or as little time as you can manage, but all we ask is that you are committed to helping us deliver a first class service.


We have a number of ways you can volunteer:



The befriending service provides people with short or long-term one-to-one support offering companionship and friendship to older people who may be lonely or isolated. We are looking for befriender volunteers across all areas that we cover.



We are always on the look out for more handypeople across all the areas that we cover. The handyperson service provides practical assistance with small jobs around the home such as changing lightbulbs and curtains, washing inside windows, turning mattresses and more.


R:evolve Clothing Swap Shop Assistant

Our clothing shop assistants work n our community retail venues by running our swap shop boutiques. Volunteers will talk to customers about R:evolve, explain why we offer a swap shop service and provide general assistance and good customer service. Volunteers will also assist one another in general shop duties such as sorting and steaming clothing as well as tasks related to the up-keep of the swap shops such as tidying, changing displays and completing tasks issued by the staff Operations Team.


R:evolve Learn Tutor

Our R:evolve tutors share their textile skills through our programme of community workshops. To support, assist with, and help to showcase R:evolve’s work through upcycling, reusing, mending and recycling unwanted clothes and textiles into something new.


R:evolve Ambassador

Our ambassadors promote the R:evolve Recycle project through events and promotional activities including, for example: delivering pop-up shops and information stalls, giving out promotional material at events, photography or assisting with event planning and delivery. Ideally our R:evolve Ambassadors will be people who know about the project through volunteering as a Swap Shop Assistant or a R:evolve Learn Tutor and are also willing to take on this additional role on an “as and when required” basis. However, this opportunity is also ideal for people who due to study or work commitments can not commit to volunteering regularly but would still like to be involved with the project.


Find our more about our volunteering opportunities on our vacancies page


Maureen is a volunteer handyperson

who has worked with LEAP for more

than five years. Read Maureen's story

to find out what volunteering means

to her.


We also seek voluntary support to assist

our staff in the following positions:


Office admin support 

Social Media/PR/Marketing

Film maker/photographer



For more information on any of the above positions, email enquiries@leap-project.co.uk or call the LEAP office on 0141 641 5169.

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