Volunteering opportunities advertised
A Youth Ambassador will be involved in promoting Saltire Awards, inspiring other young people to volunteer, make decisions for the annual summit awards and organising the annual Youth Volunteering Awards. An ambassador will attend monthly meeting and has the opportunity to be involved in fundraising events for the annual awards evening. Being an ambassador will also involve the individual engaging and inspiring their peers to uptake volunteering opportunities in Dundee. The role fits in well with those who currently volunteer at other organisations and can be used as a tool to promote a variety of youth volunteering opportunities across the city.
As part of the Aquatics team your role will be teaching swimming within a session for women with modesty issues, many of whom are members of the BME community. The customers will have a variety of needs from non-swimmers to improving stroke technique or learning a new stroke. The swim teacher will work with individuals within the session, working to the individual needs of the customer. A positive experience in a comfortable setting can improve the health and wellbeing of customers as well as building their confidence as they learn a new skill. Translator/interpreter skills would be advantageous.
Although our Active Women session is open to all women a high percentage of our customers are from the BME community. These sessions are intended to provide a comfortable environment for those who would feel uneasy being in the pool supervised by staff members of the opposite sex. We are therefore looking for female volunteers with translator interpreter skills to meet and greet our customers, show them to the changing rooms and poolside. You should be aware that the session is held in a Leisure Centre resulting in variable temperatures.
We redistribute food which would end up in waste, to non-profit organisations in Tayside and Fife. These groups then provide meals for people who are experiencing food poverty, social isolation or other hardships.
We need Mentors who can give a few hours to help other volunteers with support needs. This is a vital part of providing this valuable service to thousands of individuals in need. Working as part of a team, the van crew load and unload crated food to local community food members.
If you have patience, good people skills and the desire to support others with minor needs to achieve the above tasks then get involved and help others to get involved socially.
This role includes teaching bilingual children and adults. If you can speak fluent Russian you can develop your own subject as long as it sounds interesting and engaging. If you are a native English speaker you can help our Russian speaking parents brush up on their English.
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 employabililty 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.
The club is looking for volunteers with swimming experience to be swimming club assistants and progress to train as teachers to enable them to help in the coaching of swimmers in the age group 5-18. Initially you would work alongside qualified personnel on the poolside for a period of a few months. Attendance at a locally held teachers' training course would then be organised. This involves both poolside instruction and lecture room activity. After gaining qualifications, you would be given more responsibility and become involved with scheduling, specialised training, team selection, etc.
The role of the sewing classroom assistant will be to work with other volunteers and project staff to plan and deliver sewing lessons, tutor basic sewing skills such as working a sewing machine, following patterns, measuring and cutting fabric and hemming, provide support to individual learners in a classroom setting, set up and clear up sewing stations within the sewing class, maintain check in and out system for sewing tools and follow DIWC policy and procedures.
The role of the one to one ESOL tutor will be to plan and deliver appropriately levelled English lessons for individual students who do not have English as their first language, meet with students for 1 - 2 hours once a week during school term time at DIWC, provide literacy support where appropriate, gather regular feedback and review progress and development of student with project staff, and work closely with project staff to source appropriate materials.
The crèche costs are £2 per session for volunteers.
DIWC ARE UNABLE TO OFFER ESOL VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES AT WEEKENDS OR IN THE EVENINGS.
This is a great opportunity for a friendly and outgoing person to support the work of Cats Protection by helping out at one of our charity shops. Volunteers will be asked to help with all aspects of running a small business. The role includes setting out the shop, arranging the stock, window dressing, dealing with the customers, sorting out new stock, and pricing. This role would suit anyone with or without previous retail experience. The shops are run and organised by volunteers and we would welcome your support.