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Dundee Carers Centre BME Service supports disabled people and carers from Black and Minority Ethnic communities. We are looking to recruit female volunteers who have multi-lingual skills to help out with various activities. In particular, we would be keen to recruit volunteers who can communicate in Cantonese, Urdu and Punjabi. BME volunteers will take part in a range of different activities that the Centre runs. These may include: awareness raising about the Project, helping at regular group events and outings, and providing information and other support, e.g., advocacy work, filling out forms, contact with other organisations, etc.
To provide information and support services to disabled people and carers. To ensure disabled people and carers understand and exercise their rights to services and support and act in an advocacy role if required. To work with others to identify gaps in services and develop and manage services to fill those gaps.
Right now the Centre's clientele is mainly women.
Experience required: Would suit someone who is friendly with good communication & social skills and the ability to empathise. Someone with experience of working with minority ethnic communities and with good English language skills would be an asset.
Travel details: At the Carers Centre on Seagate and at various locations depending on group activities.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Dundee Carers Centre provides full travel expenses for volunteers payable on a monthly basis.
Training details: All volunteers will receive induction training, and also training specific to their particular role within the organisation. General training sessions are run on a regular basis and volunteers can opt in as they choose.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
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