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Volunteer with The Lavender Touch and make a difference to those living with cancer in the Scottish Borders. 

You can help in a variety of ways and in whatever way you feel comfortable. 

  • In our shop in Galashiels making sure that it is welcoming, well stocked and with great displays either at the counter of behind the scenes. 
  • In our Tweedbank store receiving and sorting donations so that the shop’s stocks are up to date. 
  • Spread the word. You can encourage fundraising and donations in your community by distributing information on our services and fundraisers’ events.  

The Lavender Touch would benefit from skills such as digital help, events, window displays or if you have an interest in books, music or collectable items.  

Many thanks for your interest in volunteering with The Lavender Touch. There are also forms available in the Lavender Touch shop at 7 Overhaugh Street, Galashiels, TD1 1DL.

When, generally, would you be available to help out as a volunteer?
(Please note shop volunteer shifts are for three hours, currently 10.00am/1.00pm 1.00pm/4.00pm)
Finally, it is our policy to request a personal reference on your suitability to volunteer with The Lavender Touch. This should be someone who has known you for at least one year. It can be an employer, work colleague, your teacher or lecturer, a member of a profession but not family. Please ensure that you have their permission for us to contact them.

Thank you again for your interest in The Lavender Touch. If you need any further information or help to complete the form please contact; Pauline Williams, Charity Development Manager, 01896 208255 or email  

We will use the information you give to The Lavender Touch to process your role as a volunteer. It will not be shared with third parties. As the data subject you have the right to access the information we hold on you. If you wish to exercise this right then please contact our office for a Data Subject Access Request Form. The Lavender Touch is registered under the Data Protection Act with the office of the Information Commissioner.