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Larkhall & District Volunteer Group (LDVG)

is a voluntary organisation, formed in September 1994 as 'Avondale Careline' to provide a friendly chat on the phone to elderly, disabled and housebound people.

The services provided have been expanded since 1994 to meet recognised needs within the local community.

The group mainly operates in and around Larkhall, Stonehouse, Ashgill and Netherburn, but also provides assistance to people further afield when possible. The Larkhall area covers some 60 square miles, adjacent to the M74 between Junctions 7 and 9, approximately 20 miles south of Glasgow. It includes both rural and urban communities, with a wide range of needs and social circumstances.

 Larkhall & District Volunteer Group is a registered charity, number SC028557

Our Aims

We aim to promote the health and wellbeing of the community in Lanarkshire.

To meet these aims we strive to provide services, activities and volunteering opportunities for members of the community.


We are committed to advancing the Fair Work First criteria, including the payment of the real Living Wage and effective voice conditions for all workers, in collabortion with The Scottish Government.


Queen's Award

Queens award logoIn 2013 we were proud to be awarded the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service, the MBE for voluntary oganisations, one of only 13 awarded in Scotland that year.