A proud history of volunteering

Many of our volunteers have joined us through our long involvement with East Lothian secondary schools whilst others sign up as adults. What they all have in common is that they experience incredibly rewarding work and real personal development. What’s more, many of our volunteers stay on at Can Do for years and years. There’s something really very special about the bonds that are built between our volunteers and the Can Do kids.

Can Do takes volunteering seriously, and are proud to have received The Queen’s Golden Jubilee Award for Voluntary Service and the Volunteer Friendly Award.

Volunteering at Can Do is also good for your career. There’s the chance to progress through the Can Do ranks by becoming a group leader, bus escort or playscheme assistant. Some of our former volunteers have even become members of staff or used their experience to work in care, social work, health or education.

Can Do welcomes volunteers aged 15 and over, and you’ll usually work on a 1-to-1 basis with one of the Can Do kids, but you won’t be chucked in at the deep end. When you volunteer with us you’ll receive a full day’s training covering areas such as child protection, challenging behaviour and communication, and all volunteers will complete a PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check.