• VO38443


Morning volunteer escorts should attend at morning team meetings. Afternoon volunteers to liase with the volunteer team leader regarding any updated information. When collecting/returning service users, two escorts will go to the house door. Patience is required as some of the Service Users have mobility problems. In some cases, you may need to ensure their home is secure and they have keys to get back in. A visual scan is carried out checking electrical items are switched off. In some cases, contact should be made with other agencies to alert them of departure/return of the Service User from/ to their home. This is an excellent opportunity for volunteers interested in gaining new skills and qualifications in the care of older people. Some of our service users have dementia problems, others physical disabilities. Volunteers will be encouraged to obtain a Moving & Handling and a First Aid qualification. Once in post, with volunteer consent, we will apply for an I.L.A. (Individual Learning Account) to help pay the cost of these courses. Volunteers should read notice boards for updates regarding training or fundraising activities.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our main aim is to assist in alleviating social isolation and loneliness and offer a supportive environment and work to offer a wide range of social activities and events - all designed to encourage adults and older people to lead happy, independent lives. This can impact on people’s lives by improving confidence, by encouraging interaction and contributing to the making and sustaining of friendships. A nutritious three course meal which is cooked on the premises also assists in meeting the dietary needs of service users who attend. The Day Service also supports carers to enable them to take a break from the caring role in knowing that there loved one is being supported.










1 x 4 hours or 1 x 8 hours weekly.


Experience required: A happy disposition and a willingness to learn new skills. Reliability.
Travel details: Mid-Lin Day Centre. 59 Pitkerro Drive Dundee, DD4 8AT. Bus number 15, 17, 32, 33 or 36 from Dundee City Centre.
Minimum age: 17


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport costs within Dundee Area only. Reimbursed daily.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: All volunteers will be encouraged to apply for ILA in order that First Aid, Moving and Handling of People and an Understanding Dementia course can be applied for. Ongoing training and support provided.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 5 days ago

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