Announcements

  • Could You Run A Fashion Show?

    Dundee International Women’s Centre are having a fundraising event on Saturday 11th November 2017 called Bite & Blether which will be at the steeple Church Hall in Dundee. This will be a women only event. The theme of the event is women  from around the World.

    We would like to do a fashion show at the event and are looking for a volunteer to take this on as a project. The volunteer will lead the fashion show project, supported by DIWC staff and volunteers.The skills the volunteer should have are arty, creative, flexibility, good people skills, leadership skills. This opportunity will start as soon as a volunteer is recruited and will run once a week for 2-4 hours between 9am-4pm, at a time that best suits the volunteer and the fashion show participants. 

    The volunteer will be given an in-depth induction into DIWC prior to starting this role, they will also be invited to attend DIWC volunteer training opportunities.

    This opportunity is open to women only (exempt under section 9 of the equalities act 2010)

    If anyone is interested in this opportunity, please contact Vicky at Dundee International Women’s Centre, vicky@diwc.co.uk or 01382 462058.

     

  • Youth & Adult Performers Needed for the Kiltwalk

    The Kiltwalk event takes place on Sunday 20 August. The walks start at 9am from St Andrews (25miles) – 11am from Tayport (11miles) – 12am from Dundee (6miles), and end at the Blue Seaway Playground at Monifieth, largely following the Fife Coastal trail http://www.thekiltwalk.co.uk/events/dundee-2017/

    We are keen to engage with youth and adult performers from every sector of the community. Examples of engagement at previous Kiltwalk events include: pipe bands, lone pipers and drummers, steel bands, drumming bands, acoustic acts, singers with backing track, dance bands, choirs, dance groups, hula hoopers, tumblers, football skills demonstration etc. We have not engaged with rollerskaters before so here’s hoping that Dundee Roller Girls may want to join us and be a First! 

    The Kiltwalk Event Entertainment team would be delighted to explore performances anywhere along the route or at the end site in Monifieth. We have PA systems in place at each of our 6 Pit Stops (feeding/watering stations) along the route. Other groups may be able to engage at other points on the route without power supply, for example the forest at Tentsmuir, the approach to Monifieth, or at the Wee Wander start and Pit Stop in Dundee, Tayport Kiosk, or at the End site. We would like to facilitate all  community live performers, leisure and cultural organisations that wish to contribute to the Kiltwalk – within the parameters of the event’s infrastructure and health and safety. Please get in touch with Lynne Short and/or Fiona Duncan, Kiltwalk Event Coordinator for further information: Events@thekiltwalk.co.uk

  • Dundee TSI committed to excellence

    We are delighted to announce that Dundee Third Sector Interface (TSI) has been recognised by Quality Scotland as ‘Committed to Excellence’. Working with Quality Scotland, the TSI has utilised the EFQM Excellence Model  which provides a framework that encourages the cooperation, collaboration and innovation within organisations and projects. The EFQM Excellence Model, a management tool provides an holistic view of the organisation and it can be used to determine how these different methods fit together and complement each other.  EFQM Excellence Model allows people to understand the cause and effect relationships between what their organisation does and the Results it achieves.

    As a TSI, we undertook three improvement projects over the last year to focus and develop the work we do in partnership. Our projects (Internal Communications, External Communications and Joint Service Delivery to the Third Sector) have provided us an excellent foundation for developmental and improvement opportunities for the future, ensuring that as a partnership, we remain committed to connecting and supporting volunteers, voluntary organisations and social enterprises – to make a difference in Dundee for years to come.

    Quality Scotland Site:  http://www.qualityscotland.co.uk/content/efqm

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  • Dundee Bairns Fun and Food Programme needs your help

    Dundee Bairns Fun and Food Programme are running the programme during the school summer holidays, and they hope to deliver around 25,000 meals to children living in areas of multiple deprivation in Dundee. The programme runs each weekday (not weekends) from the 3rd July through to the 11th August 2017 inclusive, and we deliver the meals between 11.00am and 1.30pm each day. As always their biggest headache is getting drivers and attendants to help deliver the meals to the various sites throughout Dundee.  

     They are therefore making an appeal  for volunteers to help deliver the meals during the aforementioned 6 week period. You do not need to provide your own vehicle as they have vans and buses. Any help you, or if you know of someone else, can offer would be very gratefully received. Please respond to  dundeebairns@gmail.com or if you need any further information call David Dorward on 07946646022.

    Follow Dundee Bairns Fun and Food Programme on Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Dundee-Bairns-560126667491093/ and Twitter @Dundeebairns

    Thanks for giving this request your consideration, they really need your help.

     

  • Dundee Volunteer Managers/Coordinators Forum

    Thursday 29th June from 10-12 at Boomerang Centre, 10 Kemback Street, Dundee, DD4 6ET

    An open forum for volunteer manager/coordinators (paid or unpaid) to network, share practice and support each other with volunteer management.

    A great opportunity to network and meet with others from across the sector. To reserve a place please sign up below:

    https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dundee-volunteer-managers-forum-tickets-35235677861

  • Volunteer Awards 2017 – Photos of the Winners

    What a great event on Wednesday night at the APEX Hotel bringing Volunteers’ Week to a close by celebrating volunteering and volunteers in Dundee. Below are the Award winners. Thanks to everyone who took part and those who made the night possible.

     

    Ggemmaemma Lumsdaine  (right) from Dundee Dragons Wheelchair Sports Club receiving her award for Youth Volunteer of the Year.

     

     

     

     

     

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    Anne Barrowman from Servite Housing Shelter Scheme (Caledonia Housing) receiving her award for the Kathryn Mackenzie Make a Difference Award. Presented by Kathryn’s daughter Kirsty (left).

     

     

     

     

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    Catherine Strachan (right) from Dundee International Women’s Centre receiving her award for Volunteer of the Year.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Joyce McIntosh from Ye Amphibious Ancient Bathing Association being presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award by  Eric Knox, Chief Executive, Volunteer Dundee.

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Pamela Brunt from Dundee Women’s Aid being presented with Board Member/Trust of the Year.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    And finally, Veronica Harris from Dundee Independent Advocacy Support receiving her award for Volunteer Manager of the Year.

  • Job Vacancy – Link Up Development Officer (Whitfield, Dundee)

    Link Up Development Officer (Whitfield, Dundee)
    1 F/T post (35 hrs per week) – £20,931
    Fixed Term until end June 2018 (possible extension)

    Are you someone who wants to be instrumental in delivering lasting social change for communities? Do you believe the ingredients for that change already lie in our communities in the shape of the passions, strengths, skills, knowledge and interests of local people? If you do, and have the self-belief to enable this change whatever the barriers, we would love to hear from you.

    Volunteer Dundee is looking for a new Development Officer to join our Link Up project in Whitfield, Dundee. Reporting to our Link Up Community Manager, you will use your community development experience to engage and work with local residents, harnessing their capacity and empowering them to take forward activities of their choice (e.g., gardening, cooking, arts, crafts, sports, music) in a sustainable way and on their terms.

    This post is being re-advertised.  Previous applicants should not re-apply.

    Closing date for applications is 5pm on Thursday 3 August.  Interviews for this post are expected to be held on Wednesday 16 August 2017.

  • Job Vacancy with Rocksolid Youth Project

    Title of Post:               Senior Youth Worker
    Salary:                         £24459 – 26235 per annum
    Salary info:                  35 hours per week
    Job Type:                      Full Time       
    Duration:                     3 year – fixed term
    Location:                    Dundee

    Role:

    RockSolid Dundee is looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Senior Youth Worker to:

    To support the development of sustainable weekend youth provision focusing on Creative Arts, Drama and Sports.
    Encourage inclusion and equality by supporting young people to address barriers inhibiting their participation
    Develop a programme of activities in partnership with young people and other service providers

    The post is a fixed term three year contract and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund:

    Organisation profile:

    RockSolid Dundee was established in 2013 as a charitable community organisation in the East End of Dundee. RockSolid works with young people in the local community between the ages of 10-24. When working with young people, RockSolid has three broad aims:

    Young people will become more confident in expressing themselves.
    Young people will have an increased sense of community belonging.
    Young people will have an increased ability to work effectively as a team.

    At RockSolid we use a co-production model in our approach to community development work. This means that we try not to do things for young people, but work alongside young people to identify local issues & priorities – shaping the local community through developing a variety of programmes and activities.

    RockSolid works in close partnership with local agencies including the East End Learning Partnership, Craigiebank, Douglas & Mid Craigie Parish Church of Scotland, Claypotts Primary and Craigie High School in delivering youth work and tackling poverty in the East End of Dundee.

    Application notes:

    For more information or to request an application pack please Audrey Thomson at audrey@rocksolid.org.uk or by telephone on 01382 732322

    Additional details:

    We will arrange induction, training and on-going support – all successful applicants will be required to undertake a PVG Disclosure.

    Closing date for applications is: Friday 2nd June 2017

  • National Adult Volunteer Recognition Scheme

    National Adult Volunteer Recognition Scheme – TSI Consultation Event
    Wednesday 28th June – 2-4pm – Number Ten, 10 Constitution Road, DD1 1LL

    We need your support to help shape a national scheme to celebrate the valuable contribution of Scotland’s adult volunteers. With support from the Big Lottery Fund, our partners at Voluntary Action Scotland and Volunteer Glasgow are working with us to co-design, test and develop a model capable of delivering for the whole of Scotland.

    Why?

    Many organisations have identified a gap in our national recognition and celebration of volunteering: while we have Saltire Awards for 12-25 year olds, there isn’t a similar, national volunteering recognition scheme for anyone outside of this age bracket.

    To help shape our proposals for a national adult volunteering recognition scheme, we have been undertaking a survey of volunteer involving organisations to get their opinions on what the scheme might look like.

    We now have design proposals for the scheme on the basis of survey responses from national and local volunteer-involving organisations, volunteers and Third Sector Interfaces. We want to ‘test’ these proposals in consultation workshops before finalising our recommendations to present to stakeholders in the autumn.

    This is your opportunity to feedback to us your opinions on these proposals. Places are limited so book early! Open to Volunteers and Volunteer Managers/Coordinators.

    Please sign up here

  • Community Consultation Event

    Dundee City Council  and Dundee Voluntary Action invites you to attend a Community Consultation Eventconsultation-event-invite

Free to a good home…

Dundee Rep Theatre have approximately 60/70 Fluorescent Light Bulbs in various sizes free to a good home.

Contact Gary Brown at the Rep for more details:

GBrown@dundeerep.co.uk or 01382 227684

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