Link Up Whitfield is an Inspiring Scotland project, hosted by Volunteer Dundee, based at The Community Services Complex, 101 Whitfield Drive, Dundee.
Link Up Whitfield is about supporting community members to come together and create groups and clubs that people can participate in and have fun.
We want people in communities to come together, get to know different people, and help each other.
All of the groups and activities that we currently support started with either, a small group of people or an individual, who had an idea that they wanted help with in their local area.
We are here to provide all the necessary support, training and development to establish the groups, for as long as they need us!
Groups currently operating (all at 101 Whitfield Drive) are:
Gardening Club 10am – 12.30pm
Walking Group 12.30pm – 1.30pm (Meet at Link Up building)
Local walks to suit all abilities. Free to attend, open to all.
Camera Club 6pm -8pm
A group for all levels of experience from those who have never held a camera before, to those who are keen enthusiasts. We have a tutor who guides the group and provides whatever support you feel you need. Free to attend and open to all. New members and volunteers are always welcome!
Bingo 1pm – 3pm (First Monday of the month)
£5 for 10 games and a flyer. Open to all, eyes down 1.15pm. Volunteering opportunities to help set up or for bingo calling.
Baking Group 09:30 – 11:30am
A chance to bake cakes for our local Lunch Club and perhaps even take one home too! If you enjoy baking, this is the group for you.
Teenage Drop In 6pm – 9pm
Lunch Club Serving 12-1.30pm, Volunteers from 09:30am.
A constituted group, the volunteers organise and run a weekly community café, serving soup, toasties, baked potatoes and cakes. They are always on the lookout for more volunteers and more people to come along and enjoy their food.
UneekLinx Dance Group 4.30-6.30pm
This is a small group of enthusiastic young people who wanted a space to get together to devise their own dances, get fitter and have fun at the same time. The group is essentially run by the participants themselves. There is no charge and the team are always looking for new members and volunteer support. Parental consent forms must be completed if under 16. All abilities welcome.
Arts and Crafts Group 1pm – 3pm
Led by a volunteer, a chance to get together and learn and share skills. The group have previously made jewellery, photo frames, and bird feeders to name a few. New members and volunteers are welcome at any time, it costs £1.50 per session to help towards the costs of materials.
Mens Club 10am – 12noon
Cinema Club 1pm – 3pm (fortnightly)
A chance for you to see films that you may not have seen before and suggest films for future viewings! A suggested donation of £1 towards the cost of the licence and films. Cinema Club is open to anyone to attend and more volunteers to help with the running of the group are needed. There is of course tea and coffee available too.
We are always keen to take new volunteers on board and if you have some time to spare and would like to get involved, with any of the Link Up services please download our Volunteer Application Form or contact Gill Bain on 07985187241 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information on our Baking group or Lunch Club café, please contact David Millar on 01382 690950 or email DavidMillar@volunteerdundee.org.uk.
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