The Yusuf Youth Initiative (YYI) was set up in 2004 by a group of young enthusiasts who are driven by the desire to work for their community and improve their society. The group have undertaken a number of community projects on a local and national scale.
Volunteers are needed for the Foodbank at Dunsinane Avenue. This will involve the Preparation of food parcels inside the foodbank and/or Delivery of food parcels to the door steps of the client.
The role is diverse but demanding. You could be doing anything from policing a football match to assisting at a road accident. Special Constables also police major sporting and public events and provide an excellent bridge between the Police Service and the public, representing both the community within the police service and the police service within local communities.
Specials come from all walks of life and the role can suit those who are able to commit the time to volunteer alongside their own paid employment. It can also be a way for people to experience the role who are considering it as a future career.
You must meet our essential criteria to join and go through the application process. You’ll receive training that is closely aligned to the content of the initial training provided to Probationer Officers, ensuring you are ready to police your streets.
There are many and varied reasons that volunteers are an asset to the aquatics programme and we aim to make it as inclusive as possible.
Many children with additional support needs can cope with mainstream swimming lessons with additional support, either in-water or on poolside
Disability swim classes benefit from extra support and a volunteer can make a great difference to the progress these children can make.
Some children, particularly pre-school children, have never been in a swimming pool and volunteers can make a huge difference by helping alleviate their fears.
Befriends Dundee offers a one-to-one befriending service that provides the friendship and support of trained, vetted and disclosure checked adult volunteers to local young people who have been
referred as a result of experiencing difficulty within their lives.
The project addresses the individual support needs of isolated and disadvantaged young people by providing activities and volunteer befrienders. Through this service, the volunteer and young person
enjoy activities together once a week or once every two weeks. These outings offer the young person an opportunity to enjoy themselves and gain new experiences whilst allowing them a safe space to discuss any problems or difficulties they may be facing.
We would like to extend our service to 18-25 year olds who may be experiencing difficulty in their lives or would like an opportunity for socialising.
Our Heart of Scotland Appeal is a fundraising campaign to raise and spend money in Scotland on vital medical research into the prevention, treatment and cure of heart disease. 41 people die every day in Scotland from cardiovascular disease and we know that the death rate from coronary heart disease is almost 50% higher than for the South East of England. This isn’t fair and we want to change this.
We will provide posters for you to display in your local shops, community centres, libraries, supermarkets, pharmacies and doctors surgeries to help us reach as many people as possible. The Heart of Scotland Appeal is backed by internationally acclaimed Scottish fashion designer, Christopher Kane. Christopher has designed four unique badges featuring the words Love, Care, Brave and Life. We can send you a box of badges to sell to friends, family and colleagues for donations, as well as asking local shops if they will have a box of badges on their counter (that we can then send out to them).
Join our network of volunteer Pace Makers and help us get everyone wearing a Heart of Scotland badge.
We are looking for volunteers who would be able to provide one to one support to a young or adult carer to be able to fully participate and engage in social or community life.
Carers of all ages often experience social isolation due to their caring role and can find it hard to put themselves first and get involved in groups, learning or social activities for themselves.
You will be matched with a carer by a member of the Carer Support Team and you will support that carer, through agreed activities, to work towards the goals they have set themselves and support them to engage in activities that are important to them.
We are currently offering a blended model of support and during the current pandemic and some of the support given may also be via an online platform.
There are a wide variety of different volunteering opportunities within the Health and Well-being team. Fitness sessions, Health walks, Dance, Gentle movement, Outdoor play, Sports activities, Gardening, Early year play activities, Family fun activities, Administration and Events.
You can offer your time any day of the week, between 9am and 9pm, so that you can find a time that works for you and the individual that you are supporting.
The type of support our Helper volunteers give often includes:
• Companionship and emotional support
• Practical help
• A break for families and carers
• Information on other support available
•Support after a bereavement
Picking up an older person (guest) and accompanying them to a volunteer host’s home for an afternoon tea where they will enjoy the company of other people so easing social isolation and loneliness. Where possible you will pick up the same guest/s each month.
You will provide an afternoon tea in your own home for around 6-7 older people and 3 or 4 drivers. An afternoon of tea and cake and most importantly chatting to everyone to ease social isolation and loneliness.
You will need easy access into your home, a downstairs toilet and a big teapot! If you can’t accommodate a group in your own home but you would still like to host then perhaps you know of a community centre, church hall etc where you could be the host.