The Volunteering Fair took place on Wednesday 20th February 2013, 11am - 3pm in the Bonar Hall, Park Place, University of Dundee.
All University of Dundee students and graduates are welcome to attend this event FREE of Charge. No need to book - just turn up on the day!
Advocating Together (Dundee)
Do you want to improve the quality of life for people with learning disabilities?
Advocating Together is the only independent self-advocacy organisation in Dundee. We aim to help adults with learning disabilities develop their communication skills, confidence and ability to voice their views. Whether you want to help run our evening groups, activities and social events, do some blogging for us from home, help edit our newsletter, produce promotional film clips, develop our website, brush up on your admin skills... we need your talent to help people to speak up. If you want to meet inspirational characters, improve your skills and enhance your CV ready for the world of employment, get in touch with Jen at Advocating Together for a chat and a cuppa.
Amina – The Muslim Women’s Resource Centre
Amina MWRC works with mainstream agencies and policy makers, to enhance their understanding of the Muslim community and of barriers that prevent Muslim women from accessing services and participating in society. Volunteering with MWRC gives you a chance to learn new skills, meet new people and gives you access to training. We currently have a Scotland wide Free Helpline, Befriending Project and a Violence Against Women Project based in Dundee. Volunteering opportunities are available within all projects.
Angus Conservatives (The)
The Angus Conservatives can offer students an insight into the running of a Political Election Campaign. FROM the basics ie. delivering leaflets, research of local businesses & organisations, organising visits, PR, design of Election Literature and canvassing voters before an election TO the most Important aspect of a campaign.
Election Day – helping at the Polling Stations, encouraging the Voters to get out and vote.
Also general office admin’ and dealing with the public.
Autism Initiatives have been providing direct support services in Scotland since 2004 and we continue to enhance and develop our reputation as a flexible, innovative service provider, offering a range of high quality services to those with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). We have recently been awarded funding as part of the Scottish Government’s Strategy on Autism to develop a One Stop Shop which will provide support to adults with ASC in Perth & Kinross. There will be a number of different volunteering opportunities available – assisting with group activities, befriending among others.
AWARE - Angus Women's Aid
AWARE provides confidential information and support to women, chidren and young people who have experienced domestic abuse and who live in Angus.
Opportunities for volunteers: befriending; group work with women, children and young people; information sessions.
Bethany Christian Trust
Bethany relieves suffering and meets long-term needs of homeless & vulnerable people. Every year we help 4,000 people across Scotland to find, equip and maintain homes, overcome addictions and social & educational barriers. Our vision is to see individuals and families enjoying full and healthy lives within their local community.
Volunteering opportunities are wide and varied from helping to organise and co-ordinate fundraising events, supporting clients on our befriending scheme to distributing Christmas Trees!
Boomerang is a community organisation based in the Maryfield area of Dundee catering for a wide range of tastes and interests. We provide volunteering opportunities in various activities including Youth Work, Elderly Care, Befriending, Childcare and Catering.
Botanic Garden & Grounds - University of Dundee
British Heart Foundation Scotland
British Heart Foundation (BHF) Scotland is the nation's heart charity. BHF’s mission is to play a leading role in the fight against disease of the heart and circulation, so that it is no longer a major cause of disability and premature death.
We'll achieve this through pioneering research, vital prevention activity and ensuring quality care and support for everyone living with heart disease.
Within a generation, we aim to reduce cardiovascular disease in the UK to one of the lowest levels in Europe.
We are working alongside government, other health charities, healthcare professionals and thousands of dedicated supporters. Everybody has a part to play.
Cancer Research UK
We are the world's leading charity dedicated to saving lives through research.
Funded entirely by the public, we're working to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.
Locally, Cancer Research UK has partnered with the University of Dundee and NHS Tayside to form the Dundee Cancer Centre, with an aim to translate world-class cancer research into improved public health and better outcomes for patients in Tayside, North East Fife and beyond.
Our scientists, doctors, nurses, volunteers and supporters are united in putting an end to this devastating disease. In fact, we're the only ones fighting over 200 cancers, including the one that matters most to you.
Visit us at the Volunteer Fair to discover more about Cancer Research UK’s local activities and volunteer opportunities, including those in local shops and Race for Life events.
Castle Furniture Project
Castle Furniture Project provides opportunities to people facing disadvantages to develop skills, confidence and a sense of self-worth through the re-use and refurbishment of donated furniture, making it available for sale to households throughout Fife. Our volunteers, clients and those on placements can experience multiply disadvantages as a result of mental ill health, learning disabilities, a lack of positive life-choices leading to offending, addictive and/or ‘self-harming’ behaviours, and due to long-term lack of employment. The Project meets the needs of this diverse group of people at various levels, with the real work taking place behind the scenes. The volunteers and clients provide a valuable service and so are seen by the public as worthy of thanks and praise, they learn about themselves and the experiences of others and they play a huge part in diverting good quality furniture from landfill into new homes.
For over 25 years, CCUSA has been placing international participants at the finest summer camps in the USA. Known as the “Summer Camp Specialists,” we take great care in placing every participant at the right camp. Summer camp work is demanding, but the rewards are endless. If you are looking for the adventure of a lifetime, consider becoming a CCUSA Camp Counselor participant. For further information and applications visit our website and start your 2013 summer of a lifetime.
CHASE Africa offers unique and exciting volunteer opportunities with grassroots organisations in Kenya. We work towards alleviating poverty and increasing development in rural communities through international and local volunteer action.
Have you ever slept in a traditional mud hut? Ever milked a herd of goats? Have you ever run alongside a herd of wildebeest? CHASE Africa is recruiting students looking for a summer of a lifetime on our 8 week expedition – where you will experience a new culture, learn first hand the issues affecting young people in Kenya – and visit some of the best tourist sites along the way. Open to all students from all university departments – come along and find out more!
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS)
Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) provides the only hospice services in Scotland for children and young people with life-shortening conditions.
CHAS offers care in two children’s hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch. The hospices support the whole family by offering short planned breaks, emergency support, end of life care and a range of bereavement services.
CHAS also provides a home care service, called CHAS at Home, This service offers care to families in their own homes when they need it most.
The services are free to families who need them and are funded mainly through the generosity of the many supporters who help the charity to raise over £7 million needed each year to provide these vital hospice services.
By attending the fair we hope to promote CHAS and provide students the opportunity to sign up as day helpers to help out at various events such as bucket shakes, bag packing etc. to help us raise funds and awareness of CHAS.
The Christian Aid Collective is a network of young people and students who believe the world doesn’t have to be the way it is. We’re not content to tiptoe through life. We want to shout out against injustice, challenging the systems that keep people poor.
We hope that students will become more passionate about global issues and feel empowered to make a difference.
The opportunities we have include going through our training on some global issues and then helping us in our work with Youth, Students and at Events.
Concordia International Volunteers
Concordia is a charity (no: 305991) commited to international volunteering as a means to promoting intercultural understanding and peace.
Our International Volunteer Programme offers volunteers the opportunity to join international teams of volutneers working on short-term projects in over 60 countries in Europe, North America, Middle East, Latin America, Africa and Asia. Types of international volunteer projects include conservation, restoration, archaeology, construction, arts, children's play-schemes and teaching.
Projects last for 2-4 weeks with the main season from June to September. Volunteers pay a registration fee of between £200 and £280 (depending on destination and length of project) and fund their own travel and insurance.
Board and accommodation is free of charge for projects in Europe, North America, Japan and South Korea. For projects in Latin Amercia, Asia, Middle East and Africa volunteers pay an extra arrival fee of approximately £150/£200 that covers food and accommodation, as well as funding the programme in the country.
DARE - Development and Research Expeditions
DARE (Development and Research Expeditions) is a student run charity which aims to help developing, or troubled countries. We raise money over the course of the academic year through a variety of fundraising events. We then organise projects across the world involving teaching, construction, orphanage work etc. Every Summer, DARE sends away volunteers to assist with these development projects. Volunteers are required to pay all of their own travel and accommodation costs, therefore ensuring that every penny raised by DARE goes directly to the communities who need it. At present, DARE is supporting development work in: Ghana, Guyana, Tanzania, Guatemala and Bulgaria.
At the Deaf Hub we have a great range of volunteering opportunities. Advocacy, support work, catering, marketing, IT, youth work, fundraising … we can use almost any skills you have so don’t be shy in telling us what you can offer. Long term or one off projects available.
Come and chat to us at the volunteering fair or get in touch for more information Lesley@deaflinks.org.uk 01382 201077 or 07926 568529.
Discovery Credit Union
Further information to follow.
Dundee Carers Centre
The Dundee Carers Centre provides information and support for carers. We give support to carers to help support the carers in their caring role.
Dundee Independent Advocacy Support Ltd
Dundee Independent Advocacy Support provides an independent advocacy service for people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities, mental health problems, dementia and older people who have no one independent to act for them. We also run DIAL-OP which is the Dundee Information and Advocacy Line for Older People – a telephone helpline service.
If you are a good communicator, free from prejudice & assertive and could support someone on a one to one basis by listening to them, respecting their wishes and helping them speak up for themselves or if you could offer support at DIAL-OP by answering calls then we would love to hear from you.
We can offer opportunities to fit around studies and other commitments, we ask for approximately 2 hours once every two to three weeks following the induction training.
Dundee Relay For Life
Dundee Relay For Life is an inspirational overnight event that honours cancer survivors and celebrates life. A unique celebration of life and hope which unites communities to help beat cancer and is a fantastic family & team experience.
Dundee Relay provides the opportunity for survivors to celebrate, for carers to be recognised , for everyone involved to remember those lost and ultimately to celebrate life, as well as raise as much as possible to beat cancer.
Relay For Life participants can be anyone from any walk of life - people of all ages, ability, gender or fitness level are welcome.
Registration costs are : £5.00 for 5yrs - 18yrs , £15 for 18yrs - 60yrs , £10 for over 60's and all surviviors register free of charge. Teams of between 6 - 16 people are needed to take part. During the Dundee Relay itself, team members take it in turn to walk round the track while everyone else in the team enjoys a wide range of fun activities on offer or has a well earned cuppa and a rest. As Dundee Relay is non stop for 24hrs we continue through the night. Those team members not on the track take turns to rest, eat or sleep in their team camp area, tents which are set up next to the track.
Dundee University Call to Action Society - British Red Cross
The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global volunatry network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. Humanitarian education volunteers deliver interactive sessions on a variety of topics such as the impact of conflict, migration, living with HIV and Aids, and the work of the Red Cross. The sessions are focussed on improving young peoples' communication, their ability to work with others, their capacity to manage themselves, their ability to take action and their capacity to deal with uncertainty.
Eighteen and Under
Eighteen and under is an organisation that offers free and confidential information and support to young people aged 18 and under who have experienced any kind of abuse. This can range from bullying to domestic violence and sexual abuse. Volunteering opportunities are street work, this includes going out to consult vulnerable and hard to reach people. Senior vip , this is providing personal safety sessions to the elderly in sheltered accommodation. Support work this is providing support to people who have experienced abuse.
Estates & Buildings, University of Dundee
We provide a unified service for all students and staff of the University. We cover all aspects of biodiversity, cycling, energy, renewables, Fairtrade, sustainable transport and all environmental related projects.
We have a student volunteer ‘Green Team’ who are involved with a number of activities- ranging from poster design & distribution to gardening & litter picking.
Friends of the Earth Tayside
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Guide Dogs receives no Government funding and hence we have a large army of volunteers who raise funds in order that we can continue to provide vital services for blind and partially sighted people. Without our volunteer fundraisers this would not be possible. Fundraising is fun and we are always looking out for new ways in which to do this. Your ideas would be most welcome.
There are a variety of other ways in which you can volunteer to help Guide Dogs.
Why not come along to this event and learn all about the work we do. Hopefully you will become one of our volunteers.
Opportunities are available with Girlguiding across Dundee. Girlguiding welcomes volunteers of all backgrounds, age groups and abilities. Guiding is flexible and volunteering can be arranged to fit around a busy lifestyle. You can volunteer as a unit helper or train to be a leader, to help out with:
Or you can help in a support role, such as by doing administration, PR or outdoor events.
Home-Start Dundee recruits trains and supports volunteers to offer practical and emotional support to families on a one-one basis in the families own home. Volunteers are offered on going training and support and can gain a VSkills employability award through Dundee College, or an SQA volunteering qualification.
Housing Department, Dundee City Council
The Tenant Participation Team is based at the East Housing Office, 169 Pitkerro Road. The team members provide support and training opportunities to tenant volunteers to enable people to develop and improve skills which could assist with employment. Mystery shopping, Tenant Led Inspections, Focus groups and Communication panels are some of the ways people can become involved. Research, interview techniques, analysing information and preparing a report are some of the skills developed during these sessions.
International Voluntary Service
International Voluntary Services promotes peace and intercultural understanding whilst supporting the sustainable development of British and global communities. IVS projects bring volunteers together from many different countries, cultures and backgrounds to live and work together in benefiting communities around the world. We support community organisations by recruiting, supporting and sending volunteers to work with them, on a diverse range of projects. We are the British branch of Service Civil International, a world-wide network of like-minded voluntary organisations promoting peace and justice through voluntary work.
Languages For All, University of Dundee
Languages For All offers everyone the opportunity to learn a language and is a worthwhile investment not only for travelling but also for employment and career opportunities. The emphasis in our language classes is on fostering communicative competence, linguistic knowledge and intercultural awareness. Although speaking in class will be our main priority, reading, listening and writing skills will also be taught continuously, using authentic audio and written materials and on-line resources.
So whether you want to study a new language or improve existing language skills, whether you are a member of the public or a student at the University, we have a language course for you.
LIFT OFF is an information and guidance service that works in 12 schools across Dundee, Fife and Angus delivering workshops in S3-S6 classes.
Our aim is to raise awareness of and increase access to college and university among young people facing barriers to post-school education. Our student volunteers are our secret weapon because they bring the reality and the diversity of studying beyond school right into the classroom - as well as having the most bang up-to-date information about college/university.
Aside from school workshops, we also run a number of events you can get involved in, such as campus events, L02S our summer residential, the Pupil Forum and careers conventions.
Marine Conservation Society
The Marine Conservation Society is the UK charity dedicated to protecting our seas, shores and wildlife. We work to ensure that the rich wildlife of our seas can be restored, that fish stocks can recover and our beaches and bathing waters can become cleaner.
Our Sea Champions volunteer initiative enables those with a passion for the sea to get involved in a wide range of activities from fundraising to beach cleans to scuba diving surveys, event attendance, giving talks and much more.
Mary's Meals is a global movement that sets up school feeding projects in some of the world's poorest communities, where huner and poverty prevent children from gaining an education.
We provide one daily meal in a place of learning to attract chronically poor children into a classroom where they receive an education that can, in the future, be their ladder out of poverty.
Mental Wealth Society - University of Dundee
The Mental Wealth Society aim to bring mental wealth and wellbeing out of the shadow on campus, to open minds, create understanding and connect students with the resources needed to thrive. To eliminate the stigma around mental health and hold events of opportunities to create awareness of the society. We are always looking to recruit Volunteers to assist us reach our goals.
Mid-Lin Day Care Centre
Multiple Sclerosis Society (Dundee Branch)
The Dundee Branch of the Multiple Sclerosis Society supports people with MS, their families and friends by organising social events and providing grants for home adaptations, holidays and mobility needs. We are looking for volunteers to help with fund-raising either by taking part in sponsored events or by helping out with collections. New ideas are always welcome. Raising awareness of MS is another of our priorities and we have information stands at various locations throughout the year. Help with a Branch website is also needed.
Nightline - DUSA Dundee
Nightline is a student-led information and listening service ran 7 days a week, there to listen to the breakups and break downs of the students of the University of Dundee, confidentially and anonymously. Anything can come up, from taxi rank numbers to depression to exam stress – Nightline is open from 8pm until 8am and is equipped to deal with everything. We are looking for students who would either like to become a listener, who provide the service, or those who would like to be a friendly face and help promote the service.
O2 Think Big
Options in Life
Options In Life is a relatively new charity, based in St Andrews which was established to provide advocacy and support and information, to promote education, training, healthy living, personal and life-skills development for individuals, families and supporters of those who have complex additional needs.
Last summer, Options in Life gave a group of young adults with learning disabilities the opportunity to participate in a program of fully supported day trips. The purpose of the program was to promote social inclusion, group activities, sport and exercise and to help develop social and life skills. Everyone involved agreed that the outings were a huge success wanted more. In response, Options In Life is about to launch a longer term recreation program of outings and activities which will run initially 1, but eventually 2 days per week and we are looking for reliable and enthusiastic volunteers who would be prepared to commit 1 day per week to help support our young adults on the weekly activities.
Over The Wall
Throughout the year Over The Wall run 3 – 5 day camps across the UK specifically designed to boost the confidence of children and young people affected by a serious or life-limiting illness. This is achieved through an intentional activity programme that focuses on creating a positive, supportive environment that encourages all campers to thrive individually whilst having fun and making friends. These camps are offered free of charge to seriously ill individuals, their siblings and their entire family. In 2013 we are looking for new enthusiastic volunteers to join our camp team at one of our various camps across the UK, to work as part of a team supporting the campers and generally having a great time with some fantastic people!
If you would like to volunteer with Over The Wall and spread a little camp magic in 2013 please contact Jenn Ewing, Volunteer Coordinator or visit our website.
We can’t wait to hear from you or see you at the Fair!
Plan My Gap Year
Plan My Gap Year is a UK-based international volunteering placement organisation. We have a range of affordable and need-driven volunteer programmes across 17 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our projects are open to people from all backgrounds. We have two start dates every month throughout the year and volunteers can join us from as little as two weeks right up to 6 months. We provide fully structured programmes so volunteers are supported throughout their volunteer journey. Furthermore, we have around 15 volunteers in any country at any one time, so even if you arrive alone you're always going to meet plenty of people along the way!
Prince’s Trust Youth Business Scotland
The Prince’s Trust Youth Business Scotland is a charity supporting young people from the age 18 to 25 into business. The Trust can offer funding through grants and low interest loans to assist with the start-up costs. Additionally the Prince’s Trust Youth Business Scotland have the support of over 800 volunteers Scotland wide who assist in the support of clients throughout their first two years of business.
Prince’s Trust have employment training programmes designed to offer routes from schools, colleges and universities through to employment or self-employment.
With Projects Abroad you can enjoy adventurous foreign travel with a chance to do a worthwhile job. You can take part in hundreds of projects from teaching conversational English or caring for orphans to working on a conservation project in the Amazon rainforest! Alternatively, you can gain valuable practical experience in medicine, veterinary medicine & animal care, journalism, business or law & human rights.
All volunteers receive substantial UK and overseas support and are never isolated. No TEFL or other qualifications are required. Placements are flexible, starting throughout the year and last from one month upwards.
Volunteers are needed in, Argentina, Bolivia, Burma, Cambodia, China, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Fiji, Ghana, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Nepal, Peru, Romania, Samoa, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Togo, Thailand and Vietnam.
If you would like information on what you can do and where you can go call 01903 708300 or visit the website www.projects-abroad.co.uk
Rathbone is a UK-wide charity providing opportunities for young people to transform their life-circumstances. Rathbone helps learners by re-engaging them in learning, discovering their ability to succeed and achieving progression to further education, training and employment.
Our Dundee based centre has worked alongside Dundee University for a number of years and provided many under graduates with a valuable work placement such as: Youth Engagement Worker, Classroom Mentor, Employer Engagement Worker, Classroom Tutor, Research and Development, Systems Auditing and Marketing.
Relationships Scotland Family Mediation Tayside and Fife
Relationships Scotland Family Mediation Tayside and Fife is a voluntary organisation and a member of Relationships Scotland. The service provides Family Mediation, Counselling and support services and Child Contact Centres across Tayside and Fife. We assist divorcing and separating parents to reach agreement about future arrangements, especially for their children.
We offer support and counselling to children and young people who are experiencing changes in their lives due to parental separation, divorce or moving into a step family. We offer support and counselling to couples and individuals with regards to relationship difficulties and issues around separation. We assist extended and step-families with negotiating arrangements around children, overcoming relationship breakdown and re-establishing communication. We help children maintain a meaningful relationship with both their parents and their extended families. We facilitate this via our Child Contact Centres, where children of separated parents can spend time with the parent they don’t live with.
The service offers volunteering opportunities in their Contact Centres, to individuals with an interest in developing skills and experience around family work, separation and divorce, with a special focus on the welfare of children.
Here 4 U is a new community volunteer project aimed at supporting people who are receiving palliative care to remain at home. The project aims to provide social interaction to improve the person's quality of life.
Volunteers are now required for this innovative project. The volunteer role may include sitting with the person in their home, taking them out, for example to the shops, to appointments, to the cinema.
If you have a couple of hours a week to spare and want to help support someone then this opportunity could be for you.
Ruvuma Development Aid (RUDA)
Save by the Bell
Save by the Bell is a financial education project that runs savings clubs in primary schools around Dundee with the aim of developing a savings habit in young people that will be carried into adulthood. The project requires volunteer 'School Collection Assistants' who oversee these weekly savings clubs and support pupils who have volunteered to be 'tellers'. This is a great opportunity for students who would like to gain experience of working with young people and working in schools.
Save the Children
Save the Children is a charity working in more than 120 countries worldwide, including the UK. Our goals are diverse: we fight child poverty, hunger and disease and promote children’s rights, education, health and security. Each year our help reaches more than 80 million children around the world.
If you’re interested in what it is exactly we’re doing or if you’d like more information, just come by our stall today and meet some of our student volunteers! We're looking forward to meeting you!!
A not for profit organization, developed from an English language school, based in Aberdeenshire but with deep roots in Sri Lanka and South India - providing English Camps, medical electives and volunteering placements in schools, children's homes, hospitals, and community projects, in partnership with the Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka and respected NGOs in India.
Our summer English Camps (culminating in a concert!) are unique opportunities to travel and volunteer as part of a well-supported, highly focused team. It's hard work but fun and enormously rewarding - for all involved.
Through our long experience of life, our personalized, professional approach, pre-departure preparation, training, and ongoing support, we seek to inspire and build confidence, personality, career and life skills - in the volunteers, and in the people they work with.
Scottish Game Fair
The Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust Game Fair is being held between 5th and 7th July, 2013 in the stately grounds of Scone Palace on the banks of the River Tay in Perthshire. It promises to be one of the major highlights in the countryside calendar this year especially as it will be celebrating its silver anniversary.
The Scottish Fair is a leading countryside event in Scotland with almost 40,000 people expected to attend the event over the weekend. The Fair is renowned for its diversity and offers an exciting weekend of activities, entertainment, shopping, outstanding food and importantly, an opportunity to learn more about wildlife and conservation.
Scottish Institute for Enterprise
Showcase The Street
Further information to follow.
Solar Cities Scotland
Solar Cities Scotland is a charity that promotes low carbon living and encourages the uptake of renewables in order to decrease our reliance on fossil fuels. Currently we run two projects funded by the Scottish Government Climate Challenge fund. SEPS (Sustainable Energy Promotion Scheme) gives people guidance and support when considering installing renewable energy technologies in their homes and the CCX (Community Carbon Exchange) is a behaviour change project looking at individuals groups and households embarking on simple actions which reduce their carbon footprint. We work in the North East and West End areas of Dundee.
Sporting Opportunities & Changing Worlds
Sporting Opportunities offers sporty people (like you) the chance to join sports coaching volunteer projects in Africa,
Asia and South America and coach sports to disadvantaged children. Projects available in Football, Soccer, Rugby, Cricket, Hockey, Netball, Swimming, Athletics, Basketball, Tennis, Baseball, Ultimate Frisbee, Boxing, Volleyball and more!
Changing Worlds provides a wide range of constructive and meaningful travel opportunities abroad. Volunteering, Paid Work, Internships/Work Experience, Electives, Tours, Summer Camps, Qualifications and more!
Stay and Play Family Support Group
TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme
The TalentScotland Summer Placement Programme offers paid 8 week placements with businesses and social enterprises in the Highlands and Islands where you will have the opportunity to be involved in a specific project, making a real difference to the organisation. Placements are open to any student who is studying for an undergraduate degree or has completed an undergraduate degree and intends to go on to study at a postgraduate level. For more information visit www.talentscotland.com/Students/Study/Summer-placements
TalentScotland also provides paid graduate placements with growth orientated businesses across Scotland. For more information on Graduate Placements please visit www.talentscotland.com/gppgraduates
Leadership in Practise, (LiP) is a brand new programme of personal development run by Tayforth UOTC for all undergraduates at the Universities of Dundee and Abertay. The programme is set to run next academic year but there will be a taster session this March for those interested. It is delivered in cooperation with the Career Departments of both Universities and sits well with the Principal’s Award and Dundee Gold Award at both Universities.
Tayside Cancer Support
Tayside Cancer Support offer a one to one befriending service to anyone affected by cancer whether it be patient, relative, carer or friend in the Tayside region. This support is free and confidential and provided by volunteer befrienders who all undergo a specific training course in order to offer this service. Befrienders may also visit the local Maggies Centre, Roxburghe House, and wards in Ninewells Hospital, Dundee.
TCS also have two support groups, one based in Whitehills Hospital, Forfar and the other at the Voluntary action in Arbroath. Alternative therapies, talks on cancer related topics, befriending, support and friendship are offered at these meetings.
Volunteers can also get involved with fundraising as TCS relies on fundraising and donations
Do you think you think you have the qualities to be a Police Officer?
The role of police officer is incredibly rewarding and varied, but it is a difficult one.
If you want this as a career or just want to put something back into your communities, becoming a Special Constable offers you the opportunity to see if this is for you.
And it affords us the opportunity to see what you have to offer.
Tenteleni is an entirely volunteer-run charity that supports UK university students travelling to placements in sub-Saharan Africa to engage in cultural exchange and skill sharing in various educational and care settings, schools, children's homes, and centres for young people. We aim to form and maintain long and lasting relationships with people and organisations within the placements and the countries we operate in, to ensure a sustainable positive impact.
We run nine projects in five countries; Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Swaziland, and Zanzibar. Our volunteers are on placements for 8-13 weeks, depending on the project, during the UK university summer break.
The Boys' Brigade, Dundee & Angus Battalion
The Boys’ Brigade is a Christian-based uniformed youth organisation that has offered many different experiences and opportunities for young people. Organised into 4 sections – we use a varied programme of activities across a wide spectrum with recognised outcomes usually in the form of awards or badges. The ultimate aim of all members is to be awarded “The Queen’s Badge” in their middle to late teens. We need the help of committed young adults to help preserve our continuance – and there must be many of you here as students who may be at a loose end from time to time and so able to assist a local Company.
The Food Train
Food Train is a grocery delivery service to older people living in Dundee who have difficulty doing their shopping due to ill health, frailty or mobility problems. We are looking for volunteers to help out on the vans, drive the vans or shop at the supermarkets. We offer a comprehensive package of support to volunteers, including regular volunteer meetings, newsletters, supply of Food Train polo tops and fleece and travel expenses.
Third Sector Internships Scotland
Third Sector Internships Scotland (TSIS) offers students currently studying at Scottish universities an opportunity to gain meaningful paid work experience with voluntary organisations, charities, community groups and social enterprises. Previous roles have covered marketing, communications, IT, social media, video production, research and evaluation, business development and much more!
Our internships are open to students from all courses and all levels of study.
We’ll be advertising our full-time paid summer internships in February 2013 so come and find out more about the opportunities we have to offer.
Tulloch NET is a Christian charity established in 2007 to bring practical help and spiritual support to Tulloch (North West Perth), a community of about 4,500, which includes areas of deprivation. We have offered parenting classes, a major environmental project, a listening ear for needs and various activities, as well as partnering different agencies and businesses which operate in Tulloch. In 2011, we opened a drop-in centre in a former shop unit to provide basic free refreshments, a kids club and support for adults. We currently have a team of three staff and 20 volunteers.
University of Dundee - Support Support Team
VESL is a charity (no. 1117908) and not-for-profit organisation. VESL is run by a dedicated team with extensive overseas experience, all of whom have been past volunteers and have a passionate commitment to run educational projects that are not only rewarding but beneficial to host communities in Thailand, Sri Lanka and India.
We are passionate about making each project a success and aim for every volunteer to feel proud of their achievement. VESL works closely with government and regional authorities before sending volunteers overseas to ensure all projects are of real and measureable benefit to local communities.
Victim Support Scotland
Victim SupportScotlandis the lead voluntary organisation inScotlandhelping people affected by crime. It provides emotional support, practical help and essential information to victims, witnesses and others affected by crime. The service is free, confidential and is provided by volunteers through a network of community based victim and youth justice services and court based witness services.
We are looking for volunteers who have a range of skills, to provide a service to victims of crime by home visits, office appointments or over the phone.
Volunteers are needed to: listen to victims, Identify any needs they might have and provide practical and emotional support.
We need enthusiastic volunteers who are keen to develop their skills.
The Witness service provides practical information and emotional support and someone to talk to in confidence to all witnesses (Inc family and friends) attending court.
The Witness service volunteers work within the courthouse.
Witness Service volunteers: support victims and witnesses in court on trial day; offer information about and explain Court Procedures i.e. who everyone is and who will speak to the witness when they go into court; take victims and witnesses on court familiarisation visits before the trial starts; supports the families and friends of victims and witnesses; liaise with Court Officials on behalf of witnesses, passing on information or queries.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Volunteer Centre Dundee
Wild Packs Summer Camps
Looking forward to the rain which will undoubtedly come with this summer? Thought not! Why not have an adventure with Wild Packs Summer Camps next summer and work at an American summer camp. Spend the summer in the sun, teach something you love and make friends from all over the globe!
Applications are online at www.wildpacks.com/summer-camp-staff/, and with Wild Packs there are no registration or application fees. Only once you’ve been through the interview process and you’re accepted onto the program, is a small deposit due. Our salaries are the highest in the industry, ensuring you get a fair deal.
Women's Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre
WRASAC provides a free & confidential support and information to all girls (13+) and women have been raped, sexually abused or sexually exploited at anytime in their lives.
Xchange Scotland is a charity in Glasgow that offers affordable and exciting international volunteer projects and global education opportunities.
We work as part of a network of organisations through which we send volunteers abroad and we host volunteers from abroad in Scotland on projects here.
We are working with European Voluntary Service, a European funded scheme that allows young people aged between 18 and 30 to volunteer in another European country for up to 1 year.
In addition we organise a range of non-formal educational activities around citizenship and intercultural awareness here in Scotland.
Yz Choices is a specialist alcohol/substance misuse and sexual health educational service or people aged 16+ in Fife. We provide high quality, in-depth information to improve peoples’ understanding of the risks and consequences of their decisions and behaviours around alcohol and substance misuse.
Who is Yz Choices for? - Adults from 18+ upwards
School leavers as preparation for work, People who are experimenting with substances, People who regularly misuse alcohol and other substances, People who lead chaotic lifestyles and a 1-1 confidential educational support. Yz Choices runs a volunteering programme for individuals to gain experience in areas such as facilitation and group work as well as up-skilling their knowledge around alcohol and drugs.