We are looking for walk leaders to join our Stride for Life team and deliver walks for the community. Volunteers can make a huge difference to the general health and well-being of the community by leading the walks and providing opportunities for people to socialise and make new friends, while at the same time getting a little fitter. One day training is provided for walk leaders free of charge.
Forth Valley Sensory Centre is a place where people with a visual or hearing loss, their friends, families, carers and the wider community can access quality services and advice from our partner organisations. The Centre is inclusive, accessible and aims to promote the involvement of the wider community and build positive relationships across Forth Valley.
The Centre are looking for some enthusiastic volunteers to help out with their Friday evening youth group. The group runs from 6-9pm and is split into two parts;
6:00pm - 7:15pm is the younger youth group.
7:30pm - 9:00pm is the gaming group aimed at a slightly older audience.
Volunteers are welcome to come to either or both parts or to drop-in for however long is possible for them (for example, 6-8pm). The role is flexible, that can be adjusted if required. The group runs every Friday, however there may also be the odd Saturday activity (subject to funding). The hours for this would depend on the event.
Experience with youth work, BSL (British Sign Language), and/or individuals with sensory needs is greatly appreciated, but not a requirement. Being friendly, patient, enthusiastic and willing to get stuck in, are the traits that are the most desired.
For both groups, the volunteer would be asked to help set up and clean up, if required, and to involve themselves with the group's activities. Keeping an eye on proceedings to ensure everyone has full access and that they can have fun in a safe environment.
The Centre is fully compliant with all Scottish government Covid-19 restrictions.
Kirrie Connections is a dementia friendly hub offering support and advice to people living with dementia and their carers by offering companionship and running a variety of weekly sessions. Volunteers are a big part of these activities including the opening of the building for groups to allow opportunities for chatting and active listening. The main skill required in a volunteer is the ability to listen and empathise.
MONDAY: Carers Group 10-12, Craft Group 2-4
FRIDAY: Farming Memories 10-11.30, Singing 2-4
Kirrie Connections is a dementia support charity which meets regularly, as part of this they are looking for volunteers to help with a new Dementia-friendly health walk they are planning. If interested in becoming part of the team and you would like to receive some free training to become a walk leader then message them on facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Kirrie Connections will open as a Meeting Centre from 14 may 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10am to 3pm and would like to hear from volunteers who would like to help and become part of the Meeting Centre team.
Meeting Centres are a local resource, operating out of ordinary community buildings offering ongonig warm and friendly expert support to people and families affected by dementia. At the heart, the Meeting Centre is a social club where people meet to have fun, talk to others and get help that focusses on individual needs. Meeting Centres are based on sound research evidence on what helps people cope well in adjusting to living with the symptoms and changes that dementia brings.
Volunteers alongside staff trained in Meeting centre ethos provide an enjoyable and flexible programme for both the person with dementia and their family carers. The social club meets three days per week for 15-20 members. All activities are designed to help people adapt to the challenges that living with dementia can bring. This involves a chance to get together social, to be creative, to get active and to share lunch. Family carers get assistance with practical and emotional issues, as well as being able to contribute to social club activities and enjoy life together more or use the opportunity to have a break from their caring role.
Are you interested and can spare a few hours on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursdays whether that be morning, afternoon, over lunch time or longer spells between 10am and 3pm?
Kirrie Connections would love to hear from you, get in touch to find out more.
St Giles' Cathedral is a site of significant spiritual, historical and architectural interest. Each year it attracts over 1,000,000 visitors, drawn from many nationalities, age groups and walks of life. Our volunteer guides are the first point of contact for most visitors and play a crucial role in ensuring the quality of their experience. Feedback from visitors suggests that each encounter with the guides has the potential to make someone's visit; 'I appreciated the warm and personal tour'.
As the population of the 65+ community in Dundee increases so do the number of elderly people who are isolated and lonely. Help us to keep older people independent, safe and well in their own homes by being a volunteer driver, enabling older people to get to appointments, do their own shopping or enjoy meeting up with friends and family.
You will hold a full drivers licence and if you have access to a suitable and reliable car you must hold comprehensive insurance. You will be happy to collect our customers from their own home and drive them to their desired location. Where appropriate you may have to wait for a period of time before taking the passenger home.
Your responsibilities will include cash handling, light paperwork and you will be required to become a member of the PVG scheme. All costs associated with your role as a volunteer will be met by DCT.
DCT are keen to recruit drivers from anywhere in Dundee.
We are looking for a Passenger Assistant to help out on our 'Out & About' Bus, where we take elderly people out on a daily basis to various places around Dundee. This is run in partnership with Dundee City Council.
In order to run this service, with high standards of safety, support and customer service, we require Volunteer Passenger Assistant to assist our customers and our drivers on these trips. This is a voluntary role, however travel and any additional out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed.
The Passenger Assistant is there to provide support and assistance to our customers, getting on and off our transport, to keep a register of customers who get on and off at each venue, to follow and instruction given by the driver to ensure the safety of the passengers/staff at all times.
Volunteers can commit to 1 day per week or more, Monday-Friday 9.30-2.30pm.