NHS Lothian Voluntary Services

What can voluntary work do for me?

It provides an opportunity to:

Help other people, learn new skills, have fun, make new friends, improve your employability, increase confidence, become involved in the local community, access training opportunities and offer you a challenge.

Who can Volunteer?

We welcome anyone 16 years or over to apply to become a Volunteer ( NB you need to be 18 or over if you wish to volunteer with us to work with children). No special skills are required; all we ask is that you can offer your time, commitment and reliability.

Presently volunteers are involved in:

Befriending, guiding and welcoming, information giving, health promotion , helping at clinics and events , fundraising, peer support, library, café and shops, ward visitors, ward helpers, transport, chaplaincy, administrative support, research projects, organic gardening, therapeutic care and much more!


If you would like more information about becoming a volunteer with NHS Lothian, please contact the relevant Voluntary Services Manager

Denise Claxton
Area of Responsibility
Acute, Childrens Services – RHSC, Sunndach and Calareidh Houses
Contact Details
Royal Hospital for Sick Children
Sciennes Road
0131 536 0068
Email: denise.claxton@luht.scot.nhs.uk

Agnes McKenna
Area of Responsibility
West Lothian – St John’s, St Michaels, Tippethill, Maple Villa, 21 Health Centres and Clinics and the West Lothian Community Projects.
Contact Details
Howden Road West, Howden, Livingston
West Lothian
EH54 6PP
01506 523588
Email: agnes.mckenna@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

Diane Lockhart
Area of Responsibility
Acute, Adult Services – Royal Infirmary, Western General, Royal Victoria, Liberton, Eye Pavilion, Lauriston Building
Contact Details
Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh
51 Little France Crescent
Old Dalkeith Road
0131 242 3389
Email: diane.lockhart@luht.scot.nhs.uk

Jackie Kilburn
Area of Responsibility
Primary Care - Edinburgh Community Health Partnerships
Contact Details
Conan Doyle Medical Centre
4 Nether Liberton Lane
EH16 5TY
0131 6665163
Email: jackie.kilburn@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk

A new way to make a difference: e-participation.

We are keen that people become involved in helping us to improve our services. Some of you are already doing just that. We have various ways that you can get involved– see the "Get Involved" section on this website.

NHS Lothian Voluntary Services Key Documents

TypeNameLast Reviewed
pdfVoluntary Services Annual Report 201231/05/2013

Last Reviewed: 15/06/2015