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Volunteer Development Scotland Ltd. (also known as Volunteer Scotland).
Charity registered in Scotland SC013740 and a company limited by guarantee, registered in Scotland, No. SC106743. Our registered Office is Jubilee House, Forthside Way, Stirling. FK8 1QZ

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Volunteer Driver – Breastfeeding Equipment Collection

Supporting the Neonatal Unit at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, you will help to collect loaned out breastfeeding equipment from discharged patients in the community. Number of breastfeeding pumps to be collected can vary, but the unit supports patients across the Lothians, Borders and Fife. We can be entirely flexible around your availability – e.g., collection in one day, or split across 2-3 days a month.
The nature of loaned out breastfeeding equipment varies between families, but we know that some equipment may need to be collected from the Lothians, Borders and occasionally Fife. We are happy to work around your availability but flexibility is key. Equipment needs to be returned to the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh hospital, EH16 4SA.

Experience required

Reliability and good time-keeping skills are a must.

Travel details

Due to the nature of collections, it is recommended that a volunteer have access to their own vehicle.
There is free parking at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

Travel expenses

Reimbursement for travel expenses, 45p per mile. Completion of travel expense claim form, then countersigned and processed within 2 weeks. Bank transfer reimbursement or if volunteering during cashier opening hours, cash in hand is available.

Training details

Volunteers must undergo mandatory training of 4 hours covering confidentiality, communication, safeguarding and infection control. Volunteers are then welcome to attend any of the free training as part of our learning and development programme.


Minimum age: 17
Access to a car and be able to evidence up-to-date MOT certificate and appropriate insurance. You must have a full, clean driving license.


Volunteers (aged 17-25) taking part in this opportunity are eligible to claim Saltire Awards hours for their activity.
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