About LCV Day tasks

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On day tasks we work in or around Edinburgh.

We provide free transport in our minibus from Edinburgh to our work site. We try not to spend too much time driving to the task, and we aim to be back in Edinburgh by 5.30 p.m.

Final drop-off will be in the vicinity of Princes Street but the precise location is dependent on traffic conditions (Edinburgh can be very busy even on Sundays) and therefore is at the discretion of the driver on the day.

Where to meet

Meet on the north side of St Andrew Square at 9.30 am sharp. For directions to St Andrew Square, look on our map page.

Map of pickup point on North side of St Andrew Square

Map of pickup point on North side of St Andrew Square

Look out for our white minibus.

Our minibus at St Andrew Square

Our minibus at St Andrew Square

We don't cancel the task if it's raining.

What to bring

Be prepared to be outside all day, whatever the weather.

You will need:

We will provide all the other tools and safety equipment.

Please make sure that your tetanus vaccination is up to date before coming on task with us.

How to book

We welcome anyone who can make a positive contribution to our work.

You must make your own booking onto a task with us. You can't ask someone else to call us and make a booking for you: you've got to do it yourself.

If you are under 18 or have special needs, please see the detailed information about working with LCV The most important thing is that you are happy to work all day outdoors in any weather.

If this is your first task or you are a regular volunteer, you put your name down for a task in same way.

You must book in advance  by the Friday evening before the task. This is so that we know how many tools to take and whether there's room in the minibus, and so that we don't go without you.

Please book by telephoning Debbie on 0131 337 0223. If you get the answerphone, leave a landline number and evening number, rather than a mobile number or work number if you can. If you hear from Debbie's answering machine that the task you want to go on is full, you can still leave your details to go on the waiting list. If there's a last minute cancellation, Debbie will then  get in touch with you.

Debbie won't call you back unless there is a problem, so if you don't hear from her, assume that a place has been reserved for you.

 

We only have 12 seats in the bus, and it is often full, so please come if you've booked, or someone else will miss out.

At the moment, you can't book by e-mail or online.

Cost

Day tasks are free.

We even provide free tea, coffee and biscuits!