Dundee City Council Sheltered Housing Service provides housing and support services for older people throughout Dundee. Some tenants can become isolated in their own homes due to ill health or they may have lost contact with friends and family. Befrienders can offer companionship, encouragement and social contact through regular visits. Tenants can be encouraged to attend activities in the complex or in the local community. Activities can range from enjoying conversation over a cup of tea to accompanying the tenant on a short visit to a local place of interest.

Organisation aims and objectives

Dundee City Council Sheltered Housing Service provides housing and support services for older people throughout Dundee. We aim to have a sheltered housing service where our tenants are respected, have choices in the services they receive and are able to lead independent and fulfilling lives free from restraint in a safe environment. Services include the provision of social activities to help maintain well being and reduce isolation. Volunteers help organise and run a range of activities within the communal areas such as crafts, games and entertainment. Volunteers support groups and individual tenants to take part.










A regular commitment is preferred, e.g. 2 hours per week or fortnight. All times would be agreed with the Activities Co-ordinator. A minimum of 6 months commitment is expected for this role.


Experience required: No qualifications are required. Volunteers will come from a wide range of backgrounds and will have many different qualities and skills. Essential qualities for this role are a genuine interest in engaging with older people, good listening and communication skills, reliable and willing to work as part of a team.
Travel details: Within local Sheltered Housing Complexes. There are 35 complexes spread throughout Dundee. All Sheltered Complexes are on regular bus routes
Minimum age: 18


Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Volunteers would be encouraged to visit the complex and take part in an ongoing activity.
Training details: Volunteers will be responsible to the Activities Co-ordinator and be given regular one to one guidance and support. You will receive an induction and any relevant training as required.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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