Voluntary Opportunities

  • Volunteer Listener – Department of Spiritual Care

    DEPARTMENT OF SPIRITUAL CARE

    ARE YOU INTERESTED IN BECOMING A VOLUNTEER LISTENER?

    Spiritual Care Listener – “Helping people (re)discover hope and inner strength in times of illness, change and loss”

    Can you be a good listener? Can you help someone explore what they are going through?

    Listening to people’s concerns can help them feel less isolated and anxious while helping them feel more hopeful and valued.

    Volunteers can play a vital role supporting the work of the Department of Spiritual Care in their work often being the initial point of contact.

    Volunteering opportunities are available in

    • Bereavement
    • Community
    • Hospital

    Members of the Department provide ongoing support.

    If you are interested in becoming a volunteer with the Department of Spiritual Care an information afternoon is being held on Wednesday 20th September, 2017.

    If you wish to attend please contact Lynne Downie on 01382 423110 or email lynne.downie@nhs.net.

     

  • Action for Children & Barnardo’s Volunteering Opportunities

    Are you passionate about helping, children, young people and families? Do you have the passion, enthusiasm, commitment and motivation to support people to fulfil their potential? If you have answered yes to these questions then Action for Children and Barnardo’s would like to hear from you.

    We can offer training, support and guidance, to suitable candidates, who are able and committed to give some of their time each week. Action for Children & Barnardo’s are joining forces to develop and offer a wider range of volunteering opportunities across Tayside;

    Children Young people and Family work, including Children and Young People with disabilities. Mentoring, Befriending, Group Work, School Holiday Activities, , Decorating, DIY, Gardening, Administration. The list is not exhaustible.

    An Open night is to be held on Thursday 7th September 2017, 10 Constitution Road Dundee at 6pm, interviews 13th to 15 September and training will commence Tuesday 10th or Thursday 12th October 2017. 

    For further information and to confirm your place contact Louise or Regan on the details below. Please book early as places are limited.

    Louise Rawe louise.rawe@barnardo’s.org.uk

    Telephone – 01382 432361

    Regan Martin regan.martin@actionforchildren.org.uk

    Telephone – 01382 450052

    All volunteers will be subject to an enhanced PVG Disclosure Check

  • Drivers Needed

    Do you enjoy driving? And meeting people?  Why not combine all these and volunteer for a charity or voluntary organisation that needs drivers?

    A number of organisations are looking for drivers at the moment, whether it be in your own car or driving something a bit more substantial like a minibus. Details as follows:

    Car Drivers – Help provide a door to door car service for Dundee’s 65+ community. Family visits, medical appointments and social activities. Call Kathy on 01382 305721 or email kathywiles@number10.org

    Minibus Driver – Mid Lin Day Care – drive clients to and from a Day Centre for the Elderly. Weekdays.  Contact Helen on 01382 506451 or email officemidlin@yahoo.co.uk.

    Minibus Driver – Make a difference to someone’s life by taking those with a brain injury to and from regular support and activity groups run by Headway Tayside. Contact Cath on 07584 668596 or email catherine.stott1@btinternet.com.

    Minibus Driver – Dundee City Council Adult Learning – drive a group of retired males to and from places of interest. Castles, Walks, Museums etc. All day Tuesdays. Contact Ronald on 01382 322485 or email annacrighton@btinternet.com.

    Minibus Driver – Rocksolid Youth Project – charity for 10 – 18 year olds in East End of Dundee needs minibus drivers to travel to a range of locations across Tayside and wider Scotland. On an as and when required basis. Call Audrey on 07950 483933 or email audrey@rocksolid.org.uk.

    Minibus Driver – Dundee Carers Centre needs a minibus driver to transport disabled people and their carers to and from groups and other various events and activities. Driving council minibus. Contact Frances on 01382 200422 or email frances.woods@dundeecarerscentre.org.uk.

    Minibus Driver – Jericho House Dundee – drive people with an alcohol dependency problem to and from regular support group meetings. Contact David on 01382 223627 or email dundee@jerichosociety.org.uk.

    Minibus Driver – Gowrie Care – drive a group with special needs so they can access activities and trips. Call Julie on 07956 959417 or email jhoran@hillcrestha.org.uk.

     

  • Become a volunteer Trustee for Dundee Museum of Transport

    Dundee Museum of Transport (a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation, SCO41529) is currently recruiting Trustees to join its governing board. This is a voluntary role. We are looking especially for individuals with professional experience in any of the following areas: Legal, Secretarial, Fundraising, Museums / visitor attractions or experience of working in the third sector.

    This is an exciting time to be a Trustee with Dundee Museum of Transport. Having secured the site of the former Maryfield Tram Depot in 2014, the Board of Trustees are working towards strengthening the management of the museum in preparation for a major re-development project of this Grade ‘B’ listed building. Dundee Museum of Transport has been open at its Market Mews site for three years and is developing a fantastic collection of transport-related objects. It has established itself as an important attraction with the City.

    The Board of Trustees meet monthly on a weekday during the last week of the month and a number of sub-committees have been set-up to support specific areas of the museum, from events to finance.

    Experience of working in the third sector would be beneficial however it is not essential. Knowledge of museums is not required, although an interest in heritage is desirable.

    We hope you will agree this is a fantastic opportunity to develop and utilise your skills to help run a successful small museum and take part in shaping its future development. For more information about the museum visit www.dmoft.co.uk.

    You can find out more about the role and responsibilities of Trustees in The Essential Trustee Guide from the Charity Commission. For an informal chat please contact either the Chairman of the Board, Mr James McDonell or the Museum Manager, Samantha Bannerman, on tel: 01382 455 196

    Deadline: Monday 31st July 2017

    To apply: Please send expressions of interest together with a C.V. to: Mr James McDonell, Chairman, chairman@dmoft.co.uk or by post to Mr James McDonell, Chairman, Dundee Museum of Transport, Unit 10 Market Mews, Market Street, Dundee, DD1 3LA.

    Dundee Museum of Transport’s purpose statement:

    The Dundee Museum of Transport will preserve the transport heritage of Dundee and the surrounding area. We aim to enable our visitors to gain enjoyment, learning and inspiration from our collections, buildings and activities.

  • Macmillan Information and Support Assistant

    Could you provide individuals affected by cancer with information, emotional support, and signposting to a range of different partner services? Volunteers are at the heart of this project, come be part of the team!

    Main Duties include Meeting and greeting people, providing a warm welcome to the service; Making appointments and direct referrals to the appropriate agencies; Providing a friendly, listening ear to people; Explaining the resources and services available in Dundee; Collecting and recording information about people who use the service; Recording messages; Referring complex enquiries to a supervisor; Keeping the information displays stocked; Attending volunteer development sessions to keep informed about developments in services; Raising awareness of the service.
    Central Library initially, then Lochee and Coldside libraries if appropriate. All bus services serving the city centre.
    Full training and support.
    For more information please email volunteer@volunteerdundee.org.uk.
  • Youth Ambassador
    Are you aged 12-25 and currently volunteering in Dundee? Do you want to inspire others, grow in confidence and develop skills? If this is you, apply to be a Youth Ambassador!
    A Youth Ambassador will be involved in promoting Saltire Awards, inspiring other young people to volunteer, make decisions for the annual summit awards and organising the annual Youth Volunteering Awards. An ambassador will attend monthly meeting and has the opportunity to be involved in fundraising events for the annual awards evening. Being an ambassador will also involve the individual engaging and inspiring their peers to uptake volunteering opportunities in Dundee. The role fits in well with those who currently volunteer at other organisations and can be used as a tool to promote a variety of youth volunteering opportunities across the city.
    For more information, please email volunteer@volunteerdundee.org.uk.
  • Breast Cancer Care

    Have you had a personal experience of breast cancer? Are you available on Thursdays? Breast Cancer Care are recruiting volunteers in the Dundee area to support their Moving Forward courses for those living with and beyond breast cancer – helping them approach life after treatment with increased confidence.  Courses take place over 4 consecutive Thursdays.

    This would involve setting up and clearing away at the beginning and end of the event, meeting and greeting participants, helping with refreshments, talking briefly about your role as Breast Cancer Care volunteer/or Breast Cancer Care services, talking briefly about your personal experience of breast cancer, talking to participants during breaks, offering support to participants if they becomes upset or need to leave the room, signposting to other Breast Cancer Care services and taking part in a debriefing session.

    To become a Moving Forward volunteer you need to have had a personal diagnosis of primary breast cancer and be at least one year post diagnosis. You should be confident and a skilled communicator, a good listener and both non-judgemental and non-directive. You should understand the importance of confidentiality. You may have knowledge of local breast cancer support networks which could be of added benefit to the participants at the events.

    Volunteers new to the charity will need to attend a Welcome Workshop (1 day) and all volunteers will need to attend advanced role specific training. The Regional Services  team will be responsible for managing and supporting you on a day to day basis.

    Travel expenses are reimbursed.

    https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/moving-forward-volunteer-jacqui-wood-cancer-centre-dundee

    Call Joanne on 0141 353 8341 or email Volunteer.Hub@breastcancercare.org.uk.

    Closing date: Friday 21 July 2017

     

  • Working with Children & their Parents

    Aberlour Dundee is an early years and family support service based in the Lochee and Charleston area of Dundee. They work with vulnerable children and families affected by adversities including poverty, deprivation, and parental substance use and mental ill health.

    Childrens Activities Assistant – We provide a family group drop in centre where families can come along for support and advice, while at the same time providing a safe environment for children to play. Welcome families into the group and making them feel comfortable.  Assist children with activities that can vary from music, storytelling and dance; Help children with their emotional and physical wellbeing through activities such as arts and crafts; Help them to have fun and build their confidence and self esteem.
    Play Ranger – Help in the facilitation of outdoor and indoor play activities for children and young people; Activities will include free play activities, drama, games, music and other activities including arts and crafts activities and in some cases taking children on outings to the park, swimming etc.; Encourage and support children to help plan and choose the kind of activities they would like to do, enabling them to experiment and learn about themselves and the world around them.
    Befriender for Children & Families – Make a difference in a child or young person’s or a young parent’s life by spending regular time with a child or young person or parent; Help support families experiencing difficulties; Support them when difficulties arise; Share an activity/hobby; Complete a diary after each visit.
    For more information, contact volunteer@volunteerdundee
  • Dundee Therapy Garden

    Dundee Therapy Garden is a mental health charity providing Horticultural Therapy to veterans of the Armed Forces and Uniformed Services. We use gardening activities to facilitate improvements in mental and physical health and social functioning. We work from a purpose built site in Dudhope Park. Many volunteers are engaged in working directly with veterans but many other opportunities are also available.

    Veterans Mentor – Therapeutic Gardening

    This role presents a good opportunity to develop skills and experience in supporting people with mental health problems whilst learning about therapeutic gardening. We need a friendly, supportive and compassionate person to facilitate and support our therapeutic sessions with veterans. Active listening and a sense of humour are necessary tools, however, everything else can be learned. You will be expected to reinforce positive lifestyle messages and support veterans during their sessions, including maintaining a tidy and secure working environment.
     
    IT Support Volunteer

    We need a friendly, IT literate person to facilitate and support our work with veterans. Volunteering in this role will involve helping to establish and maintain our IT systems and website, including social media. This role represents an opportunity to gain experience in providing IT and website support to a small organisation supporting people with mental health difficulties.

    Book-keeper

    We need a friendly, accounts-literate person to facilitate and support our work with veterans. Based at the  garden, you will help develop and maintain our financial records and book-keeping, including petty cash and accounts, in support of our new treasurer. This flexible role will involve providing essential back-office support to allow the charity to function effectively.

    For more information, please email volunteer@volunteerdundee.org.uk.

  • Receptionist
    A volunteer receptionist is required to provide a friendly and professional welcome to tenants and visitors and to assist with admin, marketing, providing refreshments and the day-to-day running of The Circle.
    Duties include:
    Reception desk: Greeting visitors, Answering the phone, Giving directions, Sorting post, Signing keys in and out, Alerting tenants when visitors arrive, Giving building tours,
    Events: Supporting clients with room bookings, Assisting with room layout, Ensuring AV and display supplies are in place, Preparing refreshments, Leaving room clean and tidy,
    Housekeeping: Daily meeting room checks, Ensuring bathrooms are adequately, Reporting faults and maintenance,
    Administration: Responding to room booking requests, Following the room booking procedure, Entering sales and payments information into a spreadsheet, Researching and scheduling social media posts, Updating the mailing list, Raising awareness by calling businesses.
    For more information, please email volunteer@volunteerdundee.org.uk.

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