You can volunteer with us:
- Community Companions – The Community Companion project is aimed at adults who are over 55 in Dundee who are either experiencing or have the potential to experience social isolation. Each person is matched up to a Community Companion based on personality, hobbies and interest and general living experiences. Community Companions befriend people in many ways for example, visiting them in their own home, accompanying them to social activities or shopping trips, or even a visit to a local café.
- Dial OP – the project has three strands, all which use Volunteers to provide support to the community; the Information Line is a local information helpline offering easy-to-access information to adults and their carers in Dundee; Blether Buddies offers friendship to isolated and lonely people in Dundee through weekly calls and Morning Call is a free outreach telephone service that aims to provide reassurance and connectivity to people who are vulnerable and/or isolated. Volunteers offer a short, scheduled, morning call to check on their wellbeing and welfare
- Sources of Support – The programme enables those people who’ve been referred to the service to connect with community-based resources and participate fully in activities of their choice, as a way of improving their mental health and wellbeing. Sources of Support volunteers are carefully selected and fully-trained to work alongside vulnerable adults on a one-to-one basis and offer the practical support they need to overcome their anxiety or fear of travelling, and join a group or class for the first time.
- Link Up – 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. 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.
- Mental Health Engagement Services– there are a number of ways in which the services utilise volunteers, from the running of the S.U.N group (Services Users Network) through to the Making Recovery Real project.
If you have additional skills and experience which you feel would benefit our organisations, such as supporting us in our offices, marketing or fundraising then please get in touch.
Volunteering in Dundee
If you’re a person who wants to get involved and is interested in making a difference visit our partner Volunteer Dundee’s volunteering page where you can search over 300 vacancies from approximately 200 organisations in Dundee as well as where you can find out about how volunteering could help you to AND others in Dundee and, how you take the important next steps that will see you becoming part of a movement in the city.
If you would rather speak to us in person come find us in your community at one of our pop up shops.
Or you can give the team a call for an initial chat – 01382 305705