Volunteering with CALA

Volunteering with Family First

We are always looking for volunteers to help with families. If you are a caring type of person who enjoys having fun and can spare 2-3 hours a week why not make a difference and try volunteering? Volunteering can make you feel good about yourself and improve your health. It can also be a sociable activity which helps you meet new people.

Meet some of CALA’s volunteers here!

Heard about Volunteers Week? Read all about it on the CALA blog.


Volunteer feedback

‘Once a week I take a wee lad to a playgroup. Firstly, to give his Mum a rest but more importantly to enable him to mix with children of his own age and to socialise.

The other visit is to look after a small girl whilst her Mum takes her older brother for swimming lessons. Mum provides a snack for us and all I have to do is play! They try to convince me it’s work! The swimming is improving extremely well and so far my charge is delightful.

So far, no down sides to being a volunteer at all!’

CALA Family First Volunteer


To get started, download and complete your Family Support Volunteer Application Pack and email/send completed applications to the CALA Inverness office (address at the foot of the page).

For more information please contact our Family Support coordinators:

Shirley Taylor (North Skye area)
email: s.taylor@calachildcare.co.uk
Tel: 07979 920559

Amanda Wagstaffe (Sutherland)
Tel: 01408 633363
Email: a.wagstaffe@calachildcare.co.uk

Moira Lane (South Skye & Lochalsh)
Tel: 07934 458984
Email: m.lane@calachildcare.co.uk

Volunteering in a CALA Childcare Centre

Do you like being with children and have time to spare? Do you want to keep busy, make a difference (as well as new friends!), have fun and gain new skills? Why not offer support and practical help within a CALA Childcare Centre?

To get started, download your Childcare Centre Volunteer Application Pack and email/send completed applications to the CALA Inverness office (address at the bottom of the page).

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exclusions and Exceptions) (Scotland) Order 2013 & the Amendment Order 2015. The successful applicant will be required to become a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.