The Dundee Volunteering Fair

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

Organisations attending will be offering volunteering opportunities on campus, across Scotland and overseas, summer work and internships. 

Organisations who have confirmed attendance at the 2015 fair:

7 SCOTS –The Army Reserve Infantry Battalion in Dundee, Perth and Fife

When you join the Army reserve your training will be all about self-development.  We will help you learn team-building, decision–making and leadership skills, plus you'll have plenty of opportunities to earn qualifications that could be used for your civilian life. Training normally takes place at the weekends and one evening a week 

Pay:  new entrants are also eligible for joining payments of £2,300, an annual training payment that increases to £1,708 after 5 years service,  and a daily payment of £35.38 as a new entrant that increases to £45.06 when you have completed initial training

If you would like to find out more come and visit our stand.

Email:  7scots-a-rrtt-dundee@mod.uk

Aberlour Scotland’s Children’s Charity

Aberlour Bridges Dundee is an early years (aged 3-8) and family support service based in the Lochee and Charleston areas of Dundee. Our aim is to support the lives of vulnerable children and families in order to improve their life chances by increasing resilience through the promotion of their health, educational attainment and social well-being.  Would you like to help us achieve this by providing assistance and support at our after school clubs and family support group? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Website: www.aberlour.org.uk

Advocating Together (Dundee) SCIO

Advocating Together (Dundee) SCIO is a capacity building, independent self-advocacy organisation for people with learning disabilities (LD) and/or autistic spectrum disorder (ASD).

Self-advocacy is about enabling people to speak up for themselves and control their own affairs, rather than having others automatically assuming responsibility for them.

We have many opportunities for volunteers within our self-advocacy groups. Groups run fortnightly or monthly, during the day or in the evenings, so we hope to have an opportunity for anyone interested in supporting adults to communicate, gain confidence, build relationships, be respected, and find their own voice.

Website: www.advocating-together.org.uk/

Amina – The Muslim Women’s Resource Centre

Amina MWRC works with mainstream agencies and policy makers, to enhance their understanding of the Muslim community.

We provide a range of services to Muslim women. We campaign against negative stereotypes and violence against women; run a cultural and faith-sensitive Scotland-wide helpline; and provide skills and capacity building services.

Website: www.mwrc.org.uk

Archive Services - University of Dundee

Volunteer with the University Archives and gain valuable workplace skills whilst working with documents dating from the 17th century and with 21st century electronic and digital media.

Team working, time management and task planning are all skills our volunteers gain as they work alongside professional archivists. Using the Archive’s extensive collections volunteers have the opportunity to research people, places and events and communicate understanding of the records.

As an introduction to those thinking about a career in Archives and Records Management, volunteering with us provides engagement with all aspects of the profession.

Website: www.dundee.ac.uk/archives

Barnardo’s

As the leading children’s charity in the UK Barnardo’s strives to help the most vulnerable and disadvantaged children. Barnardo’s vision is that the lives of all children and young people should be free from poverty, abuse and discrimination. We want to bring out the best in every child no matter who they are or what they have been through. Barnardo’s deals with various issues such as poverty, neglect, homelessness, bereavement, domestic violence and disability.

Services in Dundee

In Dundee, Barnardo’s has various services to support children, young people and their families. We have:

  • Dundee Family Support Team-including Growing Up
  • Barnardo’s Family Services Dundee-including FACE and Pathways
  • SPACE Service-including the Strengthening Families Programme

These services cover support for:

  • Children and young adults with significant learning disabilities
  • Children who have been affected by abuse and trauma
  • Children who are at risk of, or have experienced, sexual exploitation
  • Primary aged children and their families who are experiencing significant difficulties at home, in school or in the community

Volunteer Opportunities

  • School holidays/activities mini bus driver
  • Playscheme service
  • Drop Ins/In service days
  • Residential Holidays
  • Group work
  • Befriending
  • School Support

Website: www.barnardos.org.uk

Bethany Christian Trust

Bethany Christian Trust supports around 6,000 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. Bethany has been relieving the immediate suffering and meeting the long-term needs of homeless and vulnerable people since 1983.  We are looking for volunteers who are keen to be part of a movement making a difference in the lives of homeless and vulnerable people in Scotland. Volunteering opportunities exist with Community Development and Fundraising departments. 

So come along, say hi! and find out more.

Website: www.bethanychristiantrust.com

Bonnie Dundee

Bonnie Dundee are a group of independent volunteers working in partnership with Dundee City Council and who are dedicated to improving the environment of our City.

The Bonnie Dundee Group support Dundee's entry into the Beautiful Scotland Campaign, which is the largest Environmental Campaign in Scotland involving communities who are working to make positive and lasting improvements to their local areas, for the benefit of local people.

Website: www.dundeecity.gov.uk/dundeebloom/bonniedundee

Boomerang

Boomerang has been developed by a community based organisation with strong roots in the Stobswell area of Dundee. Formed 15 years ago to meet the needs of the local community our general aim is to provide a range of activities and a meeting place for the residents of Stobswell and environs. Boomerang provides a range of activities for all members of the community ranging from Parent and Toddler, through fitness and wellbeing, youth activities to lunch clubs and services to the elderly. Boomerang are currently seeking volunteers to assist with activities particularly in working with young people at various youth groups.

Website:  www.boomerang110.co.uk

Botanic Garden & Grounds - University of Dundee

Looking for Volunteers to help our staff in the garden, the Allotment and to help out on the reception desk.

Email: botanicgardens@dundee.ac.uk

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. Volunteers with Carolina Trust House can expect both induction and ongoing training opportunities and regular support and supervision. Volunteering opportunities are focussed on young people over 16 who are leaving care and 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

CCUSA

You will be spending 9 weeks of the summer in the USA, earning money whilst teaching/assisting Sports/Arts/Drama/Activities etc to children. Every camp is different, with 8 different styles of camps to choose from and many different activities to choose from to teach/assist. There is nothing like it here in the UK, it is such a unique and exciting culturally diverse environment. Once your contract has finished, you then get the opportunity to travel around after camp for up to 4 weeks with your new found friends. If you are looking for a fun summer, where you will be doing what you love the most in the sun and getting paid for it, then you have just found the perfect job. This is also the perfect opportunity to gain an amazing experience/job in a different culture and country, as well as boosting your CV no end making you stand out from the others when it comes to your next step/job.

Website:  www.ccusa.co.uk

Charity Apprentice (Kenyan Orphan Project)

Our vision is a world where all children thrive through health and education. Our mission is to work with local organisations in Kenya and Tanzania to deliver school-based health and nutrition interventions and to inspire young people to become advocates for change. For a taste of how a charity career could enrich your life, get your teeth into Charity Apprentice. Find you love it, and you’ll have the qualification and experience you need to hit the ground running. Talk with us about going to Kenya and Tanzania this summer!

Website:  http://charityapprentice.org/

Children’s Hospice Association Scotland (CHAS)

CHAS is the Children’s Hospice Association Scotland. We are the only charity providing hospice services in Scotland for babies, children and young people with life-shortening conditions. Life-shortening because no amount of medicine – or love – can cure them. Caring for a child with a life-shortening condition can place unimaginable demands on families, physically and emotionally. Quite simply, we are here to lighten their load.

CHAS supports over 350 families, as well as a significant number of families who receive bereavement support. The services are funded through tireless, year-round fund-raising to secure over £9million needed every year. We are keen to engage with students in the Dundee area to help us with fundraising  and awareness raising across the Dundee area.

Website: www.chas.org.uk

Code Club

Code Club help volunteers get into schools to run clubs that teach children aged 9-11 to code (games, animations & applications). The clubs are free for children to attend and for schools to host. There are over 2000 clubs across the UK and over 800 schools on the waiting list. We provide the materials and resources if you provide the enthusiasm for offering young people new experiences.  Training provided.  Fun guaranteed.  

Website: www.codeclub.org.uk

Cornerstone

Cornerstone is one of Scotland's largest charities and a leading provider of services for people with disabilities and other support needs.

Cornerstone was founded by Nick Baxter in 1980 when he brought together a group of parents and professionals who were concerned about the lack and quality of services available to people with learning disabilities and their families.  Since then Cornerstone has grown to: support over 2,000 people; operate 123 residential services; have 6 social firms; employ over 1,700 staff; facilitate 300 volunteers a year; have a turnover in excess of £29 million. We support people of all ages with a variety of needs, including: learning disabilities, physical disabilities, autism and related disorders, head injuries, terminal illness, dementia, mental health problems.

Website:  www.cornerstone.org.uk

Dundee Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policy makers. We are an independent local charity to set up to provide help and advice to everyone. We provide free information and advice on a wide range of subject. These include welfare benefits, employment, debt, housing, consumer issues and family and relationship issues, discrimination, immigration, education and health.

The work of Dundee Citizens Advice Bureau wouldn’t be possible without volunteers.  Nationally, 80% of CAB workers are volunteers and they are a valued and valuable resource. We are looking for people who will share their time and talents to help their local community.  You will receive extensive training in a friendly and supportive working environment.

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.

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 we would like to hear from you.

We can offer opportunities to fit around studies and other commitments; we ask for approximately 2 hours once every one or two weeks.

Website: www.diasdundee.org

Dundee International Women’s Centre

Dundee International Women’s Centre (DIWC) provides opportunities for marginalised and socially excluded women, with an emphasis on those from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) and migrant communities, to gain the confidence, life skills and employability skills to participate better in social, educational, political and economic life.

DIWC encourages volunteering and relies on it to deliver quality projects and to provide opportunities for development of women through volunteering and participating in our classes. We mainly offer opportunities in classroom or group settings such as teaching English as a second language, art or social groups. We also have opportunities within our in-house crèche and office available where available.

Website:  www.diwc.co.uk

Dundee Science Centre, STEMNET Team

STEMNET is a national organisation that supports over 27000 STEM Ambassadors; keen volunteers from Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths who are willing to go into schools to inspire young people and support teachers.  STEM Ambassadors demonstrate how students can apply STEM in the real world.  Dundee Science Centre coordinates this programme for the North East of Scotland and offers Volunteers the chance to undergo an induction session and PVG scheme application. They will then join the network of volunteers and have the opportunity to support events and activities at local schools.  This could include delivering presentations about a STEM topic, running an activity or experiment, or supporting an event for British Science Week.

Website: www.dundeesciencecentre.org.uk

Dundee University St Vincent de Paul Society

The SSVP is a Christian Charity which helps in numerous ways and helps in many ways. The Dundee University conference helps with the Dundee SSVP furniture project, help decorate hoses for disabled people referred from housing, collects Christmas presents for needy families and homeless people via boxes placed around camps,  runs a club for children with special needs, helps at a drop in for the homeless and are in the process of starting a food bank for students in need.

Website: www.ssvpscotland.org.uk

Enterprise Gym (The) - University of Dundee

The Enterprise Gym is a University department run by students for students and overseen by UoD staff. Our mission is to help students become more enterprising and develop key working skills. In 2013 The Enterprise Gym awarded over 100 top level certificates in Enterprise & Entrepreneurship and £4,500 worth of prizes. Say ‘hello’ at our stall today and find out what opportunities we offer.

Website:  www.enterprise-gym.com

Equal Voice

We provide citizen advocacy throughout Fife for vulnerable adults that are accessing Self-Directed Support. We have volunteering opportunities for students that wish to help safeguard the rights of a vulnerable adult.

Website: www.equalvoice.org.uk

 

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.

Website:  www.dundee.ac.uk/estates/energy&environment/

Food Train

Food Train is a Scottish Charity with local volunteers, providing a vital grocery delivery service to older people living in the Dundee City area. We are looking for volunteers to help delivery groceries as a helper on the vans and help do the shopping in the supermarkets.

Website: www.thefoodtrain.co.uk

Guide Dogs

Further information to follow.

Website: http://www.guidedogs.org.uk

Hearing Voices Network (Dundee)

The overall aim of the HaVeN is to create acceptance that hearing voices is a valid experience for which there are many explanations. We aim to erase the stigma of voice hearing, enabling suffers to realise their place in a society which understands them.

Volunteering opportunities include- reception & admin, community café, group facilitating (self-help: male, female, meditation, OCD) & (activity: music, crafts, film making & creative writing), practical help DIY & housekeeping, fundraising & events organising, workshop leading (art, walking, gardening, DIY, etc.)

Website: www.hearingvoicesnetwork.com

Help for Kids

Help for Kids is the partnership between Overgate and Wave 102. The aim of Help for Kids is to support, aid and fund local children and young people or causes in the Dundee area concerning local children and young people. These children may be vulnerable or disadvantaged through either social or economic circumstances or through health and disability.  Help for Kids focus on children from birth to 18 years of age but are not limited to this age group.

We have specific volunteer opportunities available which include community fundraisers, admin, PR, events and marketing.

Website: www.helpforkids.org.uk

Homestart Dundee

Home-Start Dundee is one of a large network of Home-Start schemes offering support to families with at least one child under the age of 5 years of age who are experiencing difficulties or stress. Support can be offered at any time during the first 5 years of a child’s life and for as long as the family needs us. Volunteers receive support and training to prepare them for all aspects in the role as a volunteer, you make new friends and have lots of fun, you will  develop new skills and gain experience, you will gain confidence, helping you to move onto Further Education and Employment.

Website: www.homestart-dundee.org.uk

IncludeME!

Our organisation supports vulnerable people in North East Fife by matching those referred to us with a local member of the community who will become their Citizen Advocate – a Friend, Spokesperson and Safe-guarder for their partner when necessary. We believe that all people, whatever their label, deserve the right to a normal, active, relaxed social life, having the freedom to be part of their local community. We match partnerships carefully and often have young people referred who would like support in their transition from school to college – another student to talk to is always an ideal match.

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

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.

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

Leisure & Culture Dundee - Central Library

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 benefits 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 & Sport (LACD) - Street Soccer

Leisure & Sport is responsible for the following facilities & services:

Olympia Leisure Centre, Dundee International Sports Centre (DISC), Douglas Sports Centre, Lynch Sports Centre, Lochee Swim Centre, Grove Academy & St Pauls Community Facilities and Sports Development services.

With this range of facilities & service, Leisure & Sport provides opportunities to get involved in all aspects of leisure and sport provision. Examples of the type of volunteering opportunities available include:

Sports coaching roles in sports including football, athletics, gymnastics, basketball, hockey, physical literacy, early years activity programmes & dance. Sports programme administration, Club Development projects, Event organisation, Facility Operation and Customer Services.

Street soccer provides positive change through football for socially disadvantaged groups.

Website: www.dundeesportsdevelopment.com

Liberal Youth Dundee

Do you believe in Liberal policies? Do you want to stand up for a strong Liberal Voice? Why not come along to our stand and find out more about how to get involved locally with the Liberal Democrats.

LIFT OFF

LIFT OFF works with pupils in 14 schools throughout Tayside and Fife to inform them about opportunities in Higher Education, and to support them in making decisions and applying.  There are lots of events for students to get involved with, and our student volunteering opportunities are super-flexible, so there’s something to suit most student timetables.  Student volunteers gain valuable experience working with young people in a fun environment!  It’s also hassle-free, as there is no need for a PVG Disclosure and we will reimburse any travel expenses. 

Come join the fun and enhance your CV and make new friends at the same time!

Website: www.lift-off.org.uk

Maxwelltown Information Centre

Maxwelltown Information Centre is based in St Salvadors Church Halls and we run a variety of community projects in partnership with the council and the local primary schools. We also have a large edible community garden which the community created with us. We have something for everyone who would like to volunteer so please join our team and finds out more about our grass roots community work.

Email: jlmaxinfo@gmail.com

Meal Makers

Enjoy cooking? Always have leftovers? Want to make a difference in your community? Then try Meal Makers.

Meal Makers is a community food sharing project which connects people who have passion for cooking with an older neighbour who would really appreciate a home cooked meal. We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who are happy share a portion of their own home cooked food and are able to deliver that extra portion to an older neighbour at a time agreed by both parties whether it’s once a week, fortnight or just now and again.

Website: www.mealmakers.org.uk

MS Therapy Centre (Tayside) Ltd

The MS Therapy Centre is based in Peddie Street, Dundee and provides a holistic range of treatments and services which can make such a difference to the lives of those who suffer from MS. The main focus of the Centre is the Hyperbaric Chamber and we are looking for volunteers who would be interested in training to assist the Chamber Operators, particularly for the Saturday morning, Monday afternoon and/or evening sessions, however if you are at all interested in the MS Therapy Centre or the work we do we would be interested in discussing other potential opportunities with you.

Website: www.taysidemstherapy.co.uk

Multiple Sclerosis Society (Dundee Branch)

The Multiple Sclerosis Society supports people with MS and their families by organising social events, providing grants and holidays.  We fundraise, hold information and awareness raising days.  Volunteers can help with fundraising such as Tesco can collections, take part in sponsored events, help at social events, help with website.

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

Otra Cosa Network

Otra Cosa Network (OCN) is a registered Peruvian non-profit NGO (Registration number: 1126841) and a registered UK Charity (registration number: 1133680)  Our local headquarters is located in Huanchaco, Peru. Our international headquarters is located in Warwick, England.

We have over 6 years experience of social development work in Peru.We support  community development in Peru through international volunteers. We work with three types of projects:

Community led Projects: We act as intermediaries between small community led projects in Peru and international volunteers to support  their projects with ideas and personnel. 

Micro-Projects: We support our local communities by creating micro-projects that are supported by companies, universities, and individual volunteers that satisfy local needs.

OCN Projects: Otra Cosa Network has its own project the Huanchaco Education and Learning Programme (HELP) that supports the neighbourhoods in need in and around Huanchaco.

Website:  www.otracosa.org/

Over The Wall

Over The Wall provides free of charge residential activity camps to children aged 8-17 affected by illness.  We give ill children and their siblings a week of experiences that are fun, empowering, safe and medically sound. This week can be life changing, for our Campers and Volunteers.  We recruit a lot of student and graduate volunteers and get great feedback on the impact it can have on their future studies and career choices.  It’s a fantastic experience, and lots of students return because of the positive effect it has on them. We have camps in Scotland, Midlands and South of England.

Website: www.otw.org.uk

Peer Connections, Student Services - University of Dundee

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. The scheme is run by Student Services. Peer Connections volunteers (Peer Connectors) welcome new students, buddy and mentor. We run Drop In and “Conversation Café” for international students to improve their conversational English and meet people. 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/

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

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: Info.savebythebell@dundeecity.gov.uk

Save the Children

We are the Global children’s charity and we believe every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. We work in 120 countries across the world, including the UK, and fight for children’s rights to education, health care and protection and work tirelessly to end child poverty and hunger. We offer various, flexible, short and long term volunteering positions in fundraising, campaigning, advocacy and community engagement and we are always looking to grow our team of volunteers.

Whether you are interested in volunteering in your free time for a fantastic cause to boost your CV, or you want to develop important skills or whether you simply believe in doing something worthwhile while at Uni, come by our stall today – we are looking forward to meeting you!

Website:  www.savethechildren.org.uk/

Schoolhouse

Winner of Dundee University Award for Best External Volunteering Organisation, 2014!

Not-for-profit locally based organisation with 8 years experience in taking students to well supported placements in Sri Lanka and India, organised in partnership with the Ministry of Education in Sri Lanka and well respected Indian NGOs.

Schoolhouse specialises in teaching English and provides excellent preparation for students to take up teaching placements in schools and children’s homes with confidence.

Schoolhouse also organises dental camps and welcomes applications from dental elective and dental therapy students to carry out work in both conventional and ART projects. Full training in  the use of ART techniques is provided and all students are well supervised.

Schoolhouse also offers a range of internship and medical elective and pre-medical placements.

Schoolhouse also has a charitable trust fund and can advise on fundraising for project expenses.

Website: www.school-house.org/

Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE)

The Scottish Institute for Enterprise (SIE) works nationally to promote and support enterprise and entrepreneurship in Scotland's students.

We work with local institutions to champion enterprise education and help their students start new innovative businesses and social enterprises. SIE provides free one-to-one advice, enterprise workshops and national competitions.

Website: www.sie.ac.uk

Sexpression Dundee

Sexpression Dundee is run on an entirely voluntary basis and is part of a national network of students based at UK universities committed to providing young people with access to independent information about sexual and emotional well-being. We teach sex and relationships education (SRE) to high school students in and around Dundee as well as organising educational events on campus. We provide extensive training and certificates of achievement to our volunteers as well as the opportunity to attend national events and conferences.

There is a variety of opportunities to volunteer with Sexpression Dundee. Many volunteers will be eager to deliver lessons in schools and we make sure that everyone gets a chance to do so if they wish. But there are also many other ways to get involved, such as designing new lessons, organising events and campaigns, training new volunteers, social media and publicity work, peer-education on campus and much more.  Sexpression Dundee strives to be an inclusive environment and offer plenty of support to all volunteers, enabling them to bring their individual strengths to the team as well as develop new skills.

Website: https://sexpression.squarespace.com/dundee/

St Ninian’s Stay and Play Family Support Group

We are a family support group, operating on a Monday and Tuesday from 10.30am to 2.30pm, which works alongside parents and their children [aged 0-4years]  in a supportive and non-judgemental manner offering play activities which encourage positive interaction between the parents and their children. There are a variety of regular activities e.g. baby rhyme time, messy play, little gym time, sand and water play, arts and craft, and a large area for gross motor play, climbing etc as well as a programme of extra activities offered by specialists e.g. budgeting, cookery, adult literacy. Lunch and afternoon snack is provided.

Volunteers are important and essential for our group in whatever role they choose. We have had, do have, and would welcome more students from the University.

Email:  www.stniniansfamilysupportgroup.btck.co.uk

Student Funding Unit - University of Dundee

The University of Dundee Student Funding Unit provides support, information and guidance to all students regarding financial matters. Our team offers a friendly and confidential service focussed on underpinning the ethos of Student Services. We are open during office hours for general advice and appointments.

Our team will recruit volunteers to support our financial capability efforts to raise awareness on student money matters. You will find us at events raising awareness with our fun and active mascot, Penny the Pig. We attend University Student Fair events on campus. We support external organisational events with the government funding authorities such as the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SASS). We are a member of the National Association of Student Money Matters (NASMA) and promote their events such as National Student Money Week (NSMW) taking place 9-15th February 2015.

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

Student Support Team in Residences - University of Dundee

The Student Support team in residences provides welfare support to all student accommodated in university accommodation. Each March we recruit Support Assistants for the following academic year and the Fair is a great opportunity for prospective volunteers to talk to current Support Assistants and get their questions answered.

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

Tayside Council on Alcohol

Tayside Council on Alcohol (TCA) was established in 1972 and is one of the leading providers of support services in the Tayside area for people who are affected by the misuse of alcohol.

Our mission statement is to “Provide, throughout Tayside, support, education and information to those experiencing problems arising from alcohol misuse and to promote a healthy approach to alcohol.”

We have over 80 volunteers who provide valuable support to TCA in the mentoring, counselling and clerical work that we do. TCA continue to pro-actively improve the service we offer to the community and have won a number of recent awards including the Scottish Mentoring Network “Continuing Excellence Award 2014/2015” at the  Networks Annual Awards.

Website: http://alcoholtayside.com/

TEFL Org UK

TEFL Org UK is the leading accredited TEFL course provider in the UK.  Offering courses from 20 hours to 150 hours in length, with advanced courses for those looking to specialise.

On our TEFL Jobs Centre you will find jobs all over the world offering opportunities to first time teachers. With our fun, interactive and educational courses you can get your first job abroad; whether it be volunteering in Africa, teaching in an orphanage in Peru or ‘tefling’ in Thailand; there are limitless possibilities. Do something different and take a TEFL course.

Website: www.tefl.org.uk

The Boys Brigade, Dundee and 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 assist a local Company. See also www.volunteering.dundee.ac.uk/positions/44/

Website:  www.bbdundeeangus.org.uk

The 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

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 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.inclusiongroup.org.uk

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.

What does TSIS provide for students?

  • Flexible placements that can fit around your studies and other commitments
  • Support from the TSIS team to help you get the most from your internship experience
  • Using your skills and knowledge to support Scotland's third sector while developing new skills and experience
  • Internships in fundraising, event management, social media, website development, film and video, research....and much more
  • Up to 10 weeks' full-time work or part-time and flexible opportunities paid at the Living Wage

Website: www.3rdsectorintern.org.uk

Unicorn Preservation Society – HM Frigate Unicorn

HM Frigate Unicorn is a 191 year old historic ship based at City Quay Dundee. It is open to the public as a museum and holds various events throughout the year including live jazz, talks, pirate days, family ceilidhs, festivals and exhibitions as well as being available for private hire. We have a variety of volunteering opportunities including museum tour guides, historic ship maintenance, events organisation, visitor services, face painting, web design and much more! Get in touch to find out how you can get involved. 

Website: www.frigateunicorn.org

Victim Support Scotland

Victim Support Scotland is an independent voluntary organisation, providing practical and emotional support and information about the criminal justice system to victims, witness and others affected by crime.  The most important and valuable resource we have is the large number of volunteers who give their time to provide our services. We provide support, advice, guidance and on-going training for all volunteers.

Website: www.victimsupportsco.org.uk/page/index.cfm

Volunteer Centre Dundee

Volunteer Centre Dundee supports volunteering across the City. We have around 300 different volunteering opportunities doing all sorts of great things. People can volunteer just because they want to do something worthwhile or as a stepping stone into employment by gaining skills, experience and a reference. Come and have a chat with us and see what’s available.

Website: www.volunteerdundee.org.uk

Wild Packs Summer Camps

What are you doing this summer? Head over to www.wildpacks.com today and apply for an amazing and rewarding a summer camp counsellor job in the USA.

Wild Packs offer some of the highest salaries in the industry, as well as allowing you the security of being placed at a camp which you chose. Full onsite training is provided, as is all food and accommodation. Enjoy up to 8 weeks travel time. 

Apply online, for free, at www.wildpacks.com

Xchange Scotland

Xchange Scotland is a Scottish youth-led charity developed by returned Scottish volunteers with the support of others committed to making positive change in society. We provide inspiring opportunities around the world and around the corner. We send volunteers from Scotland on affordable and engaging international projects around the world, set up by local partner organisations – short term (2-4 weeks) and long-term (2-12 months).

Website:  www.xchangescotland.org

Youth-Link (Dundee)

Youth-Link is a Dundee based charity that 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.

We are looking for volunteers who can commit to at least 1 year and who have an interest in working with children and young people.

Website: www.youthlinkdundee.org.uk

Yz choices

Yz Choices is a specialist drug, alcohol, sexual health and legal high education service for 16+ age group Fife wide.

We deliver tailored programmes that meet the needs of each group or individual to raise awareness of drugs and alcohol. We work with small groups ranging from colleges, training

providers and homeless. We also provide 1-1 individual work for chaotic drug and alcohol users. Yz choices recruit volunteers and peer educators to improve career opportunities for progression onto employment.

Website: www.yzchoices.co.uk

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