Community Carer Ambassador

  • VO38888


Description

Dundee Carers Centre is committed to providing information, advice and support locally – and in order to make sure we are reaching the right people in the right places we need your help.

The role is varied, interesting and rewarding – and is flexible to suit your life and time commitments. If you know your community well and you think you could help us make sure we reach all the carers in your area, then get in touch. The following are examples of the types of opportunities you could get involved in:

Identifying local groups and venues in the area, distributing and maintaining publicity in local businesses and organisations, representing the organisation at community events, assisting with information sessions, drop ins and groups in your local area and much much more

You can take on as much or as little as you would like. Preference is given to current or former carers – but more important is that you are enthusiastic and committed to be part of a dynamic team raising the profile of carers in your community,

Organisation aims and objectives

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.

Restrictions

Experience required: Community Carer Ambassadors should either have some experience of being an unpaid carer or aware of the issues facing unpaid carers. A good knowledge of your local area is preferred. This role would suit someone who is friendly with good communication & social skills and the ability to empathise.
Travel details: Community Carer Ambassadors will be based within the local community and able to travel locally. Travel expenses are available.
Minimum age: 18

Support

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,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated a month ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.