Supporting volunteering across Dundee.

Volunteer Dundee Outreach Programme for April to September 2017

Please follow the link below for our Outreach Programme between April and September 2017. It shows where we will be in the community so that you can come along to and talk to us about volunteering in a location and at a time which suits you.
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Youth Volunteering Awards 2017

We are excited to announce that nominations for the Youth Volunteering awards are now open!

Please find attached the relevant documents for completing your nomination(s).

Please note, there will only be one window of opportunity for the “Youth Volunteering Team award” and “Youth Friendly Organisation” HOWEVER the “Saltire Summit award” nominations will be open ALL YEAR with the timing of the nominations submission determining what award ceremony it will be considered for.

You can submit nominations between now and Monday 31st July 2017 at 5pm to saltireawards@volunteerdundee.org.uk for the upcoming Youth Volunteering awards Ceremony later this year.

Youth Volunteering Team award – Do you know a team of young volunteers aged 12-25 who have gone above and beyond expectations – we want to hear about it! The Youth Volunteering Team awards will recognise the efforts of a team of young volunteers who have done something extraordinary! This award is for a team of young people who work together on a specific project or activity for the benefit of the local community or organisation.

Youth Friendly Organisation – We’re on the lookout for 2017’s Youth Friendly Organisation. “An organisation which  engages exceptionally well with young volunteers, provides them with rewarding & satisfying volunteering roles in a supportive & welcoming environment”. We are looking for an organisation who provide a variety of volunteering roles which are adaptable for individuals and value their young volunteers by recognising their contributions.

Saltire Summit awards – Do you know an exceptional young volunteer(s) aged 12-25 who goes above and beyond expectations – nominate them for this award! This award recognises an individual’s outstanding contribution to volunteering and who is hard working, committed and respected in their role. A volunteer is nominated for this award by the organisation they volunteer for (e.g. their school, college or local volunteer development worker) and we award a maximum of 12 per year in Dundee. PLEASE NOTE – THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT TO COMPLETE 200 HOUR SALTIRE AWARD BEFORE FOR NOMINATION. Saltire awards would like to recognise all young people who have gone above and beyond and exceeded expectations.

On behalf of the Youth Volunteering Ambassadors, we look forward to receiving your nominations!  

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Volunteer Dundee – New Location

Volunteer Centre Dundee initially started as an information point, housed in the Central Library, back in 1997. Since that time the organisation has grown and gone from strength to strength, becoming constituted in 2003 and increasing in reach and numbers; we are now a staff team of 20 with our work supported by over 70 volunteers!

We have now reached a point where we need more space than our current premises affords, and as a result we will be relocating from Number Ten to Gateway West at the Technology Park. Whilst we are sad to be leaving a building that has been our home for many years, we are obviously excited at the prospect of all being together in the one office.

As part of this move, and a review of services, the partnership has taken the decision to close the ‘one stop shop’ premises at Number Ten. Going forward we will seek to being delivering information and support in communities and through a number of different approaches.

As part of this Volunteer Centre Dundee is currently seeking opportunities to connect with people, raise awareness of volunteering and enable people to pursue opportunities on an outreach basis and we are in the process of identifying suitable local premises across the city that will support a regular ‘pop up’ volunteer centre.

As a partner in the Dundee Third Sector Interface (TSI) we remain as dedicated to the partnership and providing support for the development and growth of the third sector as ever. We will continue to work closely with Dundee Voluntary Action and Dundee Social Enterprise Network as part of the TSI Voluntary Gateway to achieve our joint outcomes:

  • Volunteering Development
  • Social Enterprise Development
  • Supporting and Developing a Strong Third Sector
  • Build the Third Sector Relationship with Community Planning

We will be in our new offices by 25 August 2016.  You’ll still be able to reach us by phoning 01382 305705.

Keep up to date with our information by following us on facebook or on our website www.volunteerdundee.org.uk

Making a Difference.

Volunteer Centre Dundee is a local charity committed to enabling volunteering in all its forms. Promoting over 300 different volunteer vacancies, we match hundreds of volunteers of all ages and all walks of life to rewarding ways of giving their time.

If you want to get involved, get in touch.

 

 

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