The Dundee Volunteering Fair

The Dundee Volunteering Fair will take place on Thursday 5th February 2015, 11am - 3pm, Bonar Hall, Park Place.

Organisations who attended this year's fair offered volunteering opportunities on campus, across Scotland and overseas, summer work and internships. 

Organisations who attended the 2014 fair:

Aberlour – Scotland’s Children’s Charity

Aberlour Scotland’s Children’s Charity work with Scotland’s most vulnerable children, young people and their families.  We help and support children who have suffered from abuse, trauma or neglect.  Our Aberlour services include: providing residential care for children and young people; supporting children and young people living with severe and complex disabilities; support to children living with parental substance misuse; early years learning; positive parenting and education and employment support for young people. The opportunities we have available for volunteers are for events and fundraising roles as well as helping within our Dundee services in befriending and mentoring roles.

Website: www.aberlour.org.uk

 

Along Came Kirsty and PAMIS

PAMIS is the only organisation in Scotland working with people with profound and multiple disabilities. People with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD) are amongst the most disadvantaged in society. Our priority therefore is to provide support to family carers and this is carried out through our dedicated Family Support Service, by co-ordinators in Tayside, Grampian, South Lanarkshire, Fife and Greater Glasgow and Clyde. We also provide additional intensive support to family carers through the difficult and often stressful period of transition from children to adult services. The Information and Library Service is based at the head office in Dundee and provides specialist advice and information on all areas concerning complex disabilities. There is also an extensive library which lends resources across Scotland. Finally we have a number of leisure projects to promote accessible leisure activities.

Along Came Kirsty Charity Consultants working together to help individuals, groups, charities and social enterprises. Services include: Feasibility Studies, Project Development, Funding Searches and Reports, Funding Development, Writing and Submitting Grant Applications, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, Creative Fundraising Events and Event Management and Networking Opportunities.

We are committed to providing a high quality professional service to everyone who contacts us.

Website: www.alongcamekirsty.co.uk and www.pamis.org.uk

Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre

Amina Muslim Women’s Resource Centre is an organisation committed to empowering Muslim women.  We seek to challenge damaging stereotypes and misconceptions and to ensure that Muslim women from all backgrounds are given the advice, support and services they need to enable them to live better and safer lives free from discrimination and abuse.  We work to enable these women to overcome barriers, develop their voice and influence public policy. 

We are currently seeking volunteers to help support with administration, social media, our ‘You Can Change this Campaign’ on violence against women, the ‘I Speak for Myself’ campaign, helpline support volunteers and event organisers/fundraisers.  Please note, you do not need to be from an Islamic background to volunteer with our organisation.

Website: http://www.mwrc.org.uk

Army Reserves

You can do something different in your spare time with the Army Reserves. There’s a huge range of roles on offer, each giving you exciting experience which looks great on a CV. You’ll get paid to train and can even earn an annual tax free bonus. The Army Reserve is at the heart of everything the Army does and is set to become much more.

Website: www.army.mod.uk

Bethany Christian Trust

Bethany Christian Trust supports 5,000 homeless and vulnerable people every year in Scotland to find, equip and maintain a home within their local community.

As well as meeting housing needs, we provide support to individuals and families to help them tackle long-term homelessness problems including addictions, debt, lack of furniture, unemployment and social isolation.

Volunteering with us can provide you with a wide range of opportunities from helping decorate a room to sleeping out over night and even distributing Christmas Trees!!!

Website: www.bethanychristiantrust.com

Bield Housing & Care

Housing & care services for older people Scotland wide.  Volunteering opportunities for befrienders, silver surfer tutors and social activity assistants.

Website: www.bield.co.uk

 

 

Boomerang

Boomerang exists to provide facilities and advance education, in the interests of social welfare, to benefit the inhabitants of Stobswell and its environs. In doing so we aim to provide a high quality of community services covering all age ranges in the Stobswell area of Dundee. To achieve this aim we provide high quality training and work experience for volunteers, helping them towards a better and more stable future.

Email: boomerang110@btinternet.com

Bridge FM

Bridge FM is a charitable organisation run entirely by volunteers.  We have around 40 members at present but always have room for more people to join our team.  We have various positions that may be suitable for students interested in broadcasting and those who enjoy interacting with others.  We have various teams who are looking to boost their numbers:-  Ward Visitor Team, Studio Assistant Team, Fundraising/Events Team, Production Team, Library Team, IT/Engineering Team, Sports Team and, of course, the Presenting Team.  If you think you may be suitable for any of these roles, please enquire via membership@bridgefm.org.uk

Website:  www.bridgefm.org.uk

Brittle Bone Society

We are the only UK Charity supporting people who have Osteogenesis Imperfecta. (OI) We work closely with main NHS centres of excellence in the UK – Sheffield, Birmingham, London, Bristol and Glasgow.  We fundraise for specialised wheelchairs and offer a free confidential support service and signposting help on all day to day issues such as genetics, benefit, education, work and travel. We also hold events and run Support Groups throughout the UK.

Website:  www.brittlebone.org

Carolina House Trust

Carolina House Trust provides quality services that support young people with complex needs.

We are an Independent Fostering agency and are also commissioned by Dundee City Council to provide a support service to young people leaving care in the Dundee area. In addition to this we have a supported accommodation project for young people, Carolina Mews comprising bedsits, flats and communal living areas. Each young person living in Carolina Mews has their own individualised package of support.  Volunteers with Carolina Trust House can expect both induction and ongoing training opportunities and regular support and supervision. Volunteering opportunities will include individual one-to-one support, supporting staff with educational and fun groupwork activities and providing support in Carolina Mews. If you are keen to work with  young people and want to make a difference, then we would love to hear from you.

Website:  www.carolinahousetrust.org.uk

Change Makers (YYI)

Change Makers is a new social enterprise for young people in Dundee. The objective of Change Makers is to inspire and empower young people to make a difference in their community through short campaigns. The motto is to ‘Think Change, Promote Change and Be Change’. Change Makers also helps to provide support to young people looking for employment, volunteering and training opportunities. At Change Makers we also have various volunteering positions such as Website and Graphic designing; Research and Development and Administration

Website: www.iwantchange.org.uk

Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS)

Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS) is a Scottish charity that provides the only hospice services in Scotland for families with a child or young person with a condition that has been diagnosed as life-shortening.

CHAS offers care in two children’s hospices, Rachel House in Kinross and Robin House in Balloch, and also a home care service, CHAS at Home.

CHAS supports over 300 families, as well as a significant number of families who receive bereavement support. The services are funded mainly through the generosity of the many supporters who help raise £9 million needed each year to provide these vital hospice services.

We have opportunities for students in the Dundee area to help out with bucket collections, awareness and general fundraising across the area.

Website: www.chas.org.uk

Christian Aid Collective

The Christian Aid Collective is the new youth brand of Christian Aid, and is a movement of young people and students who believe the world doesn’t have to be this way, they want to shout out against injustice, challenge systems that keep people poor and be the generation that ends poverty. We have a great 10 month internship scheme starting end of August.  Furthermore we have some great volunteering positions right now, such as youth work, campaigning and event organising.

Website: www.christianaidcollective.org/

Cornerstone

Cornerstone provides care and support services for adults, children and young people with disabilities and other support needs.  Our volunteer service offers you an opportunity to put your time, enthusiasm and skills to good use by helping brighten the lives of others in your community. Making the decision to volunteer can be one of the most important and rewarding you could ever make. 

Cornerstone offers excellent opportunities for all students. If there’s something you’d like to gain from volunteering, we will try our best to make this happen for you!

Website:  www.cornerstone.org.uk

DARE - Development and Research Expeditions

D.A.R.E. is a student-run charity which aims to actively support international development projects. The society raise money over the course of the academic year through fundraisers such as pub quizzes, ceilidhs, and our famous coast to coast cycle! This year we are hosting 8 summer projects in Nepal, Ghana, Tanzania, Uganda, Malawi, Romania, Guatemala and Ireland. Projects involve work in teaching, running kids’ summer camps, renovation of schools, helping at malnutrition centres, etc. Students who participate in projects pay for their flights, food and accommodation, but no administration fees which other volunteering expeditions often require. DARE is proud to state that all money fundraised goes directly to the projects abroad. Starting over 12 years ago, we have raised over £20,000 and our countless number of volunteers have travelled the globe.

Website:  http://daredundee.wordpress.com/

Dundee CAB

The Dundee CAB is a free independent confidential advice service.  The aims of the organisation are to ensure that people do not suffer through lack of knowledge about their rights and responsibilities, lack of knowledge about services and help available to them, or the inability to express their needs effectively. We also try to influence the development of policies at a local and national level.

We are looking for Social Policy Volunteers to do a minimum of 6 hours a week.  We need self-starters who want social justice.  Work individually and be part of a team – commit to a monthly meeting and sub-group meetings in-between times.  Volunteers need to be good at analysis and spot trends then campaign to raise awareness and affect change.

Website: www.dundeecab.org

Dundee Independent Advocacy Support

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.

Website:  www.diasdundee.org

Dundee Green Party

The Scottish Green Party campaigns for a fair, just and sustainable Scotland, and we are the local branch. 2014 is an exciting year for political activity, with the European elections in May and the referendum in September. We will be looking for volunteers to join us leafleting, holding debates and hustings, running stalls, and campaigning on social media to make people aware of the Green alternatives. You don't need to be a member to volunteer with us – all welcome.

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/dundeegreenparty

Dundee Science Centre, STEMNET Team

The STEM Ambassador programme is a UK-wide initiative that supports 30,000 volunteers with a passion and enthusiasm for Science, Technology, Engineering or Maths. Volunteers undergo a fun training course, involving science communication techniques, then have the opportunity to support events and activities at local schools and at Dundee Science centre to inspire and enthuse others about STEM subjects. These could include delivering presentations about a STEM topic or your career, running an activity or experiment, supporting careers fairs and many more!

Website: www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk/contents/index.html

Dundee SNP (Scottish National Party)

Dundee SNP is an active part of an established political party with a wide and varied membership. The party works at all levels of government; Council, Holyrood and Westminster and therefore, has a varied range of roles that can complement a students C.V.

Opportunities in administrative/ office work, events organisation, graphic design & production, social networking as well as potential experience working with politicians at various levels of government are all on offer. A wide range of work is undertaken by the party at a local level and students would benefit from a wealth of knowledge and experience.

Website: www.dundeesnp.org

Dundee Youth Council

Dundee Youth Council was established in March 2011 by local young people and is the Dundee City Council recognised forum for representing the wide range of views and issues of the young people of Dundee to the City decision makers.

These can be anything from Education to Health, Justice to Housing, Transport to Jobs, and the Economy. The Dundee Youth Council is supported by Dundee City Council across all departments but key support is via Community Learning and Development Youth Workers across the city.

Website:  http://www.dundeeyouthcouncil.org/

DUSA exec

Further information to follow.

Website: www.dusa.co.uk

Dundee University St Vincent de Paul Society

The SSVP is a Charity that helps people in need in many different ways. The Church conferences give food, fuel, and furniture and caravan holidays to families in need. The University conference distributes boxes around campus to collect Christmas presents for the needy and combine our efforts with the schools who collect food to give families and homeless people a happy Christmas. We help at a drop in for the homeless, run a club for children with special needs, help with the furniture project deliveries, help to paint houses for disabled people. We meet at the chaplaincy at 6.15pm every Wednesday during term time and hope to see you there.

Website: Ssvp.scotland.com

 

Enterprise Gym - University of Dundee

The Enterprise Gym, is managed by students for students and supported by our experienced business patrons, runs free workshops and events to develop your entrepreneurial and commercial awareness. We are in search of volunteers who would like to enhance their skills by promoting our events on campus. For more details, come and have a chat with us today.

Website:  http://enterprise-gym.com/

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. As I am vice chair of Bonnie Dundee Group, we are always keen to encourage students to come and help with planting and other community projects across the city.

Website: www.dundee.ac.uk/estates/energy&environment / www.dundeecity.gov.uk/dundeebloom/bonniedundee

Falkland Centre for Stewardship

The Living Lomonds Landscape Partnership is working to reconnect people with the living landscape of the Lomond and Benarty Hills. The project will carry out works to improve access to the hills, deliver important conservation projects and community archaeology programmes as well as a number of cultural and community based activities. Many of the projects that form part of the programme will also provide volunteering opportunities for people to get involved and support the work being done.

Website:  http://www.bigtentfestival.co.uk/

Girlguiding Dundee

Girlguiding Dundee offers the opportunity to work with girls from age 5 to 26 in a leadership or unit helper capacity.  For those who cannot commit to a weekly meeting we are always keen to welcome occasional helpers, those with special skills such as PR, marketing, finance or art/dance to name a few, and people to help in our shop and at special events.  We offer various trainings and support or for those who would just like something to join in with we have Senior Section units for those age 14-26 and TG13 for those over 18!

Website: www.girlguiding-dundee.org.uk

Girls’ Brigade, Dundee and Perth Division

The Girls’ Brigade is a worldwide organisation working within a framework of Christian principles but open to girls of all faiths or none.

It is committed to offering all members a safe, secure environment where they are supervised by trained adult leaders.

Girls’ Brigade works within the Scottish Government’s Curriculum for Excellence framework providing a programme of informal learning covering a wide range of topics and allowing girls to develop new skills and interests and an opportunity for personal development. Older girls are given an opportunity to participate in a Leadership Training programme which is structured to take them into a leadership role as an adult.

Girls tell us that they come to Girls’ Brigade for fun, friendship and the opportunity to learn new skills.

Website: www.gbdp.org.uk

Global Vision International

My organisation offers various volunteering and internship opportunities in fields such as conservation, wildlife and marine, as well as community projects such as volunteering with children, teaching, healthcare, sports training and childcare. GVI offers volunteers and interns over 120 different types of projects in more than a dozen different locations around the world. These programs are perfect for students during their time at university as program times are highly flexible with volunteering ranging from 2 weeks to 6 months and internships ranging from 4 weeks to 23 – 50 weeks. Students can gain invaluable skills and experience out in the field as well as have incredible adventures.

Website: www.GVI.co.uk

Guide Dogs

Further information to follow.

Website: http://www.guidedogs.org.uk

IncludeME!

The three citizen advocacy organisations in Fife match local people with vulnerable adults in their community to provide invaluable support and friendship, giving each individual the chance to have their voice heard and represented. The short-term Self-Directed Support (SDS) advocacy project aims to provide advocates for individuals who are in the process of obtaining SDS and we are looking to recruit volunteers who would be keen to assist and support them with this.

Website: www.includeme.org.uk

International Voluntary Service

IVS GB is a peace organisation working for the sustainable development of local and global communities throughout the world. International Volunteering Projects offer a unique way of bringing volunteers together from many different countries, cultures and backgrounds to live and work on projects of benefit to local communities.

Website: http://ivsgb.org

Languages For All, University of Dundee

Learning a language may be more fun than you think.  We offer an exciting range of languages at all levels within our Languages for All Programme, Language Fast-track route, Applied Languages Programme, Distance Learning Diplomas in Spanish and Language Courses for Teachers.  All our language classes are lively and interactive and delivered in a relaxed atmosphere, focussing on speaking, reading, listening and writing with intercultural awareness Languages students enjoy working in a rich language-learning environment with opportunities to meet native speakers at our many social events and free membership to our Cinema Club.  Languages for All – We speak your language!

Website: www.dundee.ac.uk/languages/study/forall/

Leisure & Culture Dundee - Central Library

Library and Information Service- Opportunities Project

As part of the Library and Information service of Leisure and Culture Dundee, your role will be to work within an informal library environment to support customers to develop their basic I.T. skills. This role will have a focus on developing individuals skills to enable the customer to engage with Internet based welfare rights and employability systems. Main tasks include providing training to individuals covering a variety of basic I.T. skills such as sending emails and using search engines, helping customers to use databases and Internet based welfare rights and employability systems, and signposting customers to specialist agencies and services.

Website:  www.leisureandculturedundee.com/library

Leisure and Culture Dundee – Leisure and Sport

The project's work includes supporting volunteers to gain coaching qualifications and experience, and there are many different types of opportunities for volunteers. The majority of opportunities involve coaching and generally organising activities for a range of age groups. If not interested in coaching, volunteers could become involved in sports clubs, where roles can range from transport manager to fundraising manager. The Active Communities team welcomes all volunteers, including parents whose children could also be involved. No experience is necessary, as training and support is provided.

Website:  www.dundeesportsdevelopment.com

Liberal Democrats Dundee

Dundee Liberal Democrats have been offering volunteering experience to students from the University of Dundee for a number of years already. Many of our volunteers have had a chance to sign on our comprehensive internship programme, which we offer annually. In only a few months we will be faced with European elections and then with the Referendum in Sept 2014. This is your chance to engage and leave your mark – freedom and democratic privileges are neither free nor can they be taken for granted.

Website: http://dundeelibdems.org.uk/en/

LIFT OFF

LIFT OFF works with 13 local secondary school, providing advice and guidance about higher education. We run fun, interactive and engaging events aimed at S3 and S4 pupils. For S5 and S6 pupils we run a short course engaging pupils in skills required for HE.

We need enthusiastic and reliable students to help us with our work and to answer questions about HE for the school pupils.

Website: http://www.lift-off.org.uk/

LINK East Fife Mental Health Befriending Project

LINK provides a 1:1 befriending service for adults living in the East Fife area who may be isolated as a result of their mental health problems.   If you have a minimum of 2 hours fortnightly, could provide a reliable friendship and would like to enjoy activities in the local community, access free training, group social events and receive expenses for doing so, come and see us.

LINK holds a Volunteer Friendly Award demonstrating our commitment to giving volunteers a happy and worthwhile experience with our project.

Website:  www.linkbefriending.org.uk

Marine Conservation Society

The Marine Conservation Society is the UK charity dedicated to protecting our seas, shores and wildlife . If we don’t act now, a future with abundant, healthy and clean seas around our coasts will be in jeopardy. We work to reduce marine litter, protect wildlife and habitats and encourage people to only eat sustainable seafood to help preserve our seas for generations to come.

Website: http://www.mcsuk.org

Multiple Sclerosis Society (Dundee Branch)

The Multiple Sclerosis Society supports people affected by MS by providing information, grants for adaptations and mobility, social events and funding research.  We require volunteers to help fund-raise, raise awareness of MS and organise and help out at events

Website: http://msdundee.btck.co.uk/

 

National Trust for Scotland

We are Scotland’s largest conservation charity. In addition to our inspiring collection of gardens and buildings, the Trust cares for nearly 200,000 acres of countryside. We rely heavily on donors and volunteers to ensure our properties are open and conserved for the public to enjoy and learn from. Falkland Palace and Gardens is a 500 year old Renaissance Palace, built by King James the IV and famous for its link with Mary Queen of Scots.

There are various opportunities at the property for volunteers which suit a wide range of interests, such as being a room guide, becoming a member of the learning team, flower arranging and costume making.

Website:  www.nts.org.uk

Nightline Dundee

Nightline is an anonymous and confidential listening and information service open from 8pm-8am, every night of semester. This service is available for all students, to either phone or e-mail with anything that you would like to talk about. Nightline is always looking for student volunteers to either answer the phone and respond to e-mails, as well as publicity volunteers for the service. We continually recruit volunteers and all of our listening volunteers will receive full training.

Website:  http://nightline-dundee.co.uk/

Over The Wall

Over the Wall is a national UK children’s charity, and a member of the international SeriousFun Children’s Network. We provide free of charge therapeutic recreation camps to help children with life-limiting illnesses, and their families, reach beyond the perceived limitations of illness to rediscover a whole new world of possibilities. Through participation in a proven programme of fun-filled recreational and educational activities, our camps help promote inclusion whilst developing the confidence, self-esteem, coping strategies and peer relationships of all our campers.  OTW are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to support these children and maximise their experience.

Website: www.otw.org.uk

Oxfam

Oxfam is a registered charity to help overcome poverty and suffering throughout the world, with over 23,000 volunteers in the UK.

Website:  www.oxfam.org.uk

Patient Bank Programme - University of Dundee

The patientbank programme provides an invaluable resource for the training of our future healthcare professionals.

A simulated patient is a member of the public who is trained to become a patient and portray certain  illnesses and  symptoms which allows predominantly medical and nursing students acquire skills that they use  when in contact with patients.

This will also  give you the opportunity to “act” and learn at the same time.

Website: www.patientbank.dundee.ac.uk  commences end of January 2014.

Peer Connections, Student Services

Peer Connections is the University’s award winning welcoming, buddying and mentoring scheme which helps all students to settle in, meet, mix, share information and experience with other students. Peer Connections volunteers welcome new students, buddy and mentor, and with additional training: help with health related issues, peer mediation and suicide awareness presentations. The time commitment is very flexible and student friendly. You can choose what you want to participate in.  Free training provided, enhance your employability and gain real experience.

Website: www.dundee.ac.uk/studentservices/pconnect/

Plusone Mentoring (Kirkcaldy YMCA)

Plusone Mentoring is recruiting for volunteer mentors to work on a 1:1 basis with a referred young person in Dundee, Perth, Fife and Edinburgh. It provides early intervention to vulnerable young people aged 8-14 years. The mentors role is to build positive relationships with young people, support them to make positive life choices and divert them into community based activities to help build confidence and self-esteem. The minimum commitment required is 1-2 hours per week for up to 1 year. Full training and expenses are provided. Volunteers must be 18+ and become a member of the PVG Scheme.

Website: www.plusone.uk.com

Projects Abroad

Projects Abroad is the leading global organiser of overseas voluntary work placements. Our projects run year-round and are incredibly flexible – you can even volunteer abroad for as little as 2 weeks. With over 500 staff worldwide, volunteers will benefit from the support and back up that Projects Abroad provide both at home and overseas. 

We have a huge variety of projects available, including: Teaching, Care, Conservation, Culture & Community, Sports, Medicine & Healthcare, Electives, Journalism, Business, Law & Human Rights, Archaeology, Veterinary medicine, Animal care and Language courses.

With placements in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe and the South Pacific; volunteers can enjoy adventurous foreign travel and make a positive contribution within a developing country.

Website: www.projects-abroad.co.uk

Restless Development

International Citizen Service offers you the chance to use the knowledge and skills from your course to help fight global poverty.

Restless Development is the youth-led development agency. We know that young people have the energy, commitment and skills to solve some of the world’s biggest problems.

International Citizen Service (ICS) is the UK’s leading global volunteering programme that supports young people from all backgrounds to make a real difference to global poverty. Funded by the Department for International Development, Restless Development’s ICS programme is building a generation of global citizens across the UK and in developing countries.

On a 10+ week placement, you’ll work with young people on exciting and valuable programmes that focus on one of our three goal areas: livelihoods and employment, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and civic participation. When you return to the UK, you’ll be involved in social action projects.

Website: www.restlessdevelopment.org/ics

RESULTS UK

Become a campaigner to help end global poverty!

Do you share our dream of a world free of hunger and extreme poverty? Join us and have your say!

Our RESULTS group is looking for new campaigners. Groups meet on the evening of the first Tuesday of every month to learn about a development issue from an expert and about what we can do to take action. Recent issues have included microfinance, education, sanitation and global health. We support each other to take actions such as meeting with your MP, writing to decision-makers or getting letters published in your local newspaper. We provide regular support and coaching to give you the tools you need to make a difference.
As part of the RESULTS network, you will not only become more knowledgeable about development issues, you will also learn how you can influence political processes to bring about positive changes.

To find out more visit www.results.org.uk , call our UK national office at 020 7499 8238 or email our grassroots team: join@results.org.uk

Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/results.uk/ and Twitter: @resultsuk

RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)

The RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution) is the charity that saves lives at sea – 95% of the RNLI’s people are volunteers - volunteer crew members, volunteer shore crew/lifeboat station management, volunteer lifeguards and tens of thousands of other dedicated volunteers who raise funds and awareness, give safety advice and help in our museums, shops and offices.  Our people strive for excellence and uphold the RNLI’s values – our values are to be Selfless, Dependable, Trustworthy and Courageous.  Out of every £1 donated, 85p goes to the rescue service while 15p is reinvested to generate more funds. We cannot do what we do without volunteers.

Website: www.rnli.org.uk

roshni

roshni is a national organisation working towards the safety and wellbeing of minority ethnic children, young people and vulnerable adults. Our volunteers make a huge difference to our work – we rely on them to help deliver our projects and services. Volunteering at roshni is a great way to both use the skills you have, and develop new ones! As a volunteer, you will be part of a dedicated team working towards improving the lives of minority ethnic community members across Scotland. By giving your time, skills and creativity, you could make an amazing difference for your community. There are lots of ways to volunteer at roshni.

Website: www.roshni.org.uk/get-involved/

Roxburghe House

Here 4 U is a 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 required for this 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, going for a coffee, or carrying out hospital visits.

So if you have a couple of hours to spare per week and want to help support someone then this opportunity could be for you.

Email:  dmcfarlane1@nhs.net

SAMH (The Scottish Association for Mental Health)

Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem and even if you don’t, you are likely to know someone who does.   SAMH is here for Scotland’s mental health every day of the year, supporting people living with poor mental health and providing assistance to the friends and loved ones who are affected.

Please volunteer with SAMH and help us continue to be there. We need more members of Team SAMH at collections, placing collecting cans in local shops, writing blogs, talking to community groups, getting creative and making goods; the list is endless so please get in touch.

Website:  www.samh.org.uk

Save by the Bell

Save By The Bell is a project that encourages children and young people to develop a savings habit. We run weekly collections in participating primary schools across Dundee, where pupils can deposit money into their savings account. Our trained primary 6/7 pupils act as 'tellers' and are supervised by adult volunteers. We need more adult volunteers to support our pupils during these collections, helping them to develop their cash handling skills. There are positions available in various schools and collections usually last no more than one hour. All volunteers will be required to commit to attending one collection per week and to undergo a PVG Scheme Record check. 'School Collection Assistant' training will be provided by Save By The Bell staff.

Email:  Kathryn.mckay@dundeecity.gov.uk

Save the Children

Save the Children works in over 120 countries. We save children’s lives, fight for their right and help them fulfill their potential.

Our vision is a world in which every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation.

Website: www.savethechilden.org

Save the Children - Dundee University

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!!

Website: www.savethechildren.org.uk

Schoolhouse Abroad

Schoolhouse Abroad provides a uniquely individual approach to overseas volunteering and health electives, with placements in Sri Lanka and India.  It’s the development of an English school based in Aberdeenshire but with deep roots in Sri Lanka, so is well-placed to offer expert training and support in volunteering contexts, where the effective teaching of spoken English is highly valued. We work in schools, children’s homes and community development projects and seek to inspire and build confidence, personality, career and life skills - in volunteers, and people they work with.  We also support students to research dissertations in this part of the world.

Website:  www.school-house.org

ScotGrad – Graduate Placements for Growing Businesses

ScotGrad offers paid, 3-12 months, quantifiable projects with local, dynamic, growth-oriented businesses located across Scotland. Placements are advertised on a rolling basis throughout the year and are open to graduates of all disciplines up to 4 years after graduation, provided they have no more than 1 years' graduate-level work experience since their last graduation.

We also offer valuable experience in small businesses through our summer placements, for students returning to studies after the summer break. Based in the Highlands and Islands, these last between 8 – 12 weeks, and are advertised from March onwards.

Website:  www.scotgrad.co.uk

Scottish Football Association

Scottish FA East Region covers Dundee, Angus, Perth and Fife. We aim to grow the game across the region through working with Local Authorities and in the community and with grass roots clubs.

Opportunities include coaching, working with clubs, administration, finance, media, event running etc.

For more information please contact east@scottishfa.co.uk

Website: www.scottishfa.co.uk

 

Scottish Institute for Enterprise

The Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) helps students get involved with enterprise and think entrepreneurially about their future through competitions, events, and networking. We help students start businesses and social enterprises, supported by our experienced regional business advisors. Students can get involved with SIE both through participation in our activities and as ‘SIE Ambassadors’ – assisting at SIE events and championing student entrepreneurship on campus.

Website:  www.sie.ac.uk

Solar Cities Scotland

Solar Cities Scotland is a small, Dundee-based environmental charity promoting low carbon living and the uptake of renewable energy. We work with both individuals and groups all over the city and are looking at helping students live more sustainable lives and save money on fuel bills. We provide a variety of services from impartial advice and home visits to talks and workshops, all free of charge.

Website:  www.solarcitiesscotland.org.uk/

St Andrew’s Family Support Project

It is our aim to support young parents 21 and under and their children as individuals and in families to overcome the difficulties they may face to develop their self-esteem to build self confidence to encourage their own learning abilities to share their life skills and to promote their own well-being mentally, spiritually and physically.  Volunteers play an important role in our organisation, we have opportunities for play workers, kitchen and catering staff, crèche workers and social fund raisers.

Website:  www.standrewsfamilysupportproject.co.uk

St Andrew’s First Aid

St Andrew’s First Aid is Scotlands dedicated first aid charity, providing life saving cover for events across the length and breadth of the country; our volunteers are at the heart of the association providing the services that events require to go ahead and saving lives.

St Andrew’s will provide all the training and equipment you need to go out and be a hero, saving lives.

Website: www.firstaid.org.uk

St Ninians Stay and Play Family Support Group

Do you like being around young children? Are you interested in working with families? Are you interested in Health and the Young Child? If so, do come and see us at the Fair. We offer training opportunities which can be based around your career thoughts and you can achieve Saltire Awards for Volunteering.

Email:  stniniansstayand playfamilysupportgroup@btck.co.uk

Student Funding Team, University of Dundee

The Student Funding Team offers information, advice and guidance on all student money matters: funding, debt, budgeting and money-saving tips.  They also disburse the Higher Education Discretionary and Childcare Funds.  They are a friendly and confidential service.  If you have a query about your current situation or a question about the future then get in contact!  Follow us on Twitter @DundeeUniMoney and on FaceBook searching for Dundee Uni Student Funding.

Website:  www.uod.ac.uk/money

TEFL Org UK

TEFL Org UK provide the most highly accredited TEFL courses in the UK for those looking to teach English abroad.  After enrolling on a course, students can access our TEFL Jobs Centre, which list volunteer and paid teaching positions from external employers across the world.  This is a great opportunity to help in the development of these countries by providing people with a new life skill. There are volunteering opportunities in Thailand, India, Sri-Lanka, Burma, Mexico, Peru, Kenya and more.

Website: www.tefl.org.uk

Terrence Higgins Trust Scotland

Confident Families provides practical and emotional support to people in Scotland who are living with or affected by HIV.

Website: www.tht.org.uk

Tenteleni

Sustainable Volunteering. Tenteleni is entirely volunteer run and student led. This makes our charity quite unique in that it is both volunteer-run and operating internationally. Our volunteers are sent to projects in Malawi,South Africa, Kenya, Swaziland and Zanzibar on undergraduate or postgraduate placements for a minimum of 8 weeks during the summer.

Volunteers support the development of children and young people through annual projects focused on education and youth issues. Working in schools, orphanages, feeding stations, youth offenders rehabilitation centres and many more.

Tenteleni focus on working with existing local organisations in the communities we work in and learning from each other. The Shiriki programme allows UK volunteers to work alongside young local volunteers sharing skills and cultures.

Although Tenteleni focuses on supporting children, we recognise that the experience of being a Tenteleni volunteer also develops our young volunteers. With this in mind, we are committed in developing employability skills of our volunteers on project through skills review sessions.

Website: http://www.tenteleni.org.uk

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 according to age – 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 us– and there may be many of you here who would like to gain experience working with young people and so able to assist a local Company. See also  www.volunteering.dundee.ac.uk/positions/44/

Website: http://www.bbdundeeangus.org.uk

The Food Train

Food Train is a grocery delivery service to older people in Dundee who cannot do their own shopping. This may be due to ill health, mobility problems or frailty. We are looking for volunteers to help support our older generation by shopping in the supermarkets, driving our delivery vans or helping deliver the groceries to their homes.

Website: www.thefoodtrain.co.uk

The Inclusion Group

The Inclusion Group aims to promote the inclusion of children, young people and adults with additional support needs, in doing so enabling them to access the same opportunities as their peers, regardless of needs or abilities.

Volunteers make it possible for people with additional support needs to participate fully in the life of their local communities.  In return for donating time, volunteers will have access to a huge variety of opportunities, meet new people and gain invaluable experience.  No experience is necessary.  Our only requirements are that you should be over 18 and have a commitment and belief that inclusion is for all.  All volunteers and staff are required to undergo an enhanced police check and provide 2 references.  We will – work with volunteers on a development portfolio and provide a wide range of training opportunities.

Website:  www.inclusionggroup.org.uk

The Spark

The Spark is a relationship support organisation which offers support through our Helpline, counselling both face to face and online as well as relationship training. We have two main branches: our Adult Services and our Youth Services, which work in schools and the community delivering programs and offering Counselling to young people

Website: www.thespark.org.uk

Transform Community Development

Working with homeless people to enable them in their life. We provide a local food waste and food poverty service as part of a national FareShare franchise, we also run several other project such as the Zero Waste Scotland Volunteer and Community Advocate Programme.

Website:  www.transformcommunitydevelopment.org.uk

University of Dundee - Archive Services

Archive Services at the University of Dundee preserves and provides access to records which record the history of the University and of Dundee and Tayside and the lives and activities of local people and organisations. Our material includes papyrus, parchment, paper, photographs, film and sound material as well as digital records. We provide volunteering opportunities for those with an interest in working in an archive or similar environment.

Website:  www.dundee.ac.uk/archives

University of Dundee - Botanic Garden & Grounds

Looking for Volunteers to help our staff in the Garden, Volunteers for the Allotment and Volunteers to help out on the Reception Desk on a rota basis

Email: botanicgardens@dundee.ac.uk

University of Dundee - Student Support Worker & Assistants

Our Student Support Team provides welfare support to all students residing in university accommodation. There is one Student Support Assistant responsible for a number of Flats/Villas in each residence. All SSA are students with first hand experience and understanding of student life away from home and do undergo specialised training. They live in university residences and are a convenient first contact for every one with a welfare problem. The Student Support Team will deal with any issues which affect the welfare of residents within the University Residences and in particular with: flat disputes; noise related issues; relationships between two or more flat mates; loneliness; homesickness; self harm; depression; alcohol misuse; stress related issues; bullying and harassment, among other issue.

They will also help to direct students to appropriate services within the University. Although they will not deal with discipline matters as such, they will provide full co-operation with the Authorised Officer for discipline in the University when necessary.

Website:  www.dundee.ac.uk/studentservices/supportworker/

VESL

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. All our projects are English teaching projects in primary and secondary schools. We run projects between 4 weeks and 12 months throughout the year, including 4-6 week projects in the summer.

Website:  www.vesl.org

Victim Support Scotland

Victim Support Scotland is the lead voluntary organisation in Scotland helping 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 court based witness services.

Website:  www.victimsupportsco.org.uk

Volunteer Centre Dundee

Do you have 2 -3 hours to spare a week?

Do you want to do something that benefits others?

Do you want to have something unique for your CV?

If this sounds like you – then Volunteering could be for you!

Visit the Volunteer Centre Dundee stall and see the huge variety of different opportunities available in Dundee. Talk to us about your interests and we will help you to find that interesting and fun place to volunteer where you can meet new people, learn new skills and know you are doing something that benefits others!
 

Website: http://www.volunteerdundee.org.uk

We Care Perthshire

Take the opportunity to make a Big difference to the life of a child with special needs. As a volunteer you can both enjoy building a rewarding relationship.   Your care and support will make a huge difference to the life of a child and their family.  We are looking for befrienders, child/baby sitters and holiday activities group support workers.

Email:  DChristie@pkc.gov.uk

Wild Packs Summer Camps

Working in a summer camp in the US with Wild Packs is one of the most rewarding, challenging, exciting and fun adventures you can go on. Spend your summer in America, making friends from all over the world, working with kids in a program area you love. As well as boasting some of the highest salaries in the industry Wild Packs allow you the security of being placed at a camp which you have chosen. Tell us your talents and we will find the ideal position for you!

Apply for free at www.wildpacks.com

WRASAC

WRASAC provides support and information to young women and boys (Under 18) and women who have been raped or sexually abused at anytime in their lives.  We have volunteering opportunities for women in our Befriending service (Recruiting end of Feb 2014 – Training at the end of March). 

We also have Volunteer Opportunities for women with a counselling skills background and offer counselling placements to women undertaking the Post-Graduate Counselling course. 

Email:  Rachel.Coleman@wrasac.org

Xchange Scotland

Xchange Scotland is a charity established by young people in Scotland 6 years ago. Our aim is to offer a world of exciting and accessible international volunteering opportunities.

Xchange Scotland offers over 1700 projects every year through our partners that run mostly during summer, but do offer ones that can run all year round. The projects last from 2-4 weeks, and people from the age of 16 can go on a project. Although most projects only apply to those over 18.

Xchange Scotland also offers fully funded long term projects that can last from 1 month to 1 year. These are done through the European Voluntary Service.

To find out more about the international volunteering opportunities, check out our website at www.xchangescotland.org or Facebook at www.facebook.com/xchangescotland  Also if you have any questions just contact us at info@xchangescotland.org

Youth-Link (Dundee)

Youth-Link is a Dundee based charity and was established in 1981, since then we have provided help and support to thousands of vulnerable and disadvantaged children in the Dundee area.

We currently provide two support projects – One-to-One Befriending working with young people aged 5 – 18 and Kids Unlimited a group-work project for young people aged 7 - 14.

Website: www.youthlinkdundee.org.uk/
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