Dundee Survival Group is an organisation which provides accommodation and support for homeless people. Volunteers would be working with the Engagement project, aimed at improving our service, building our service users skills and confidence.
The project is run as a drop in. Volunteers will help with the daily running tasks and supporting service users. The project also runs a programme of workshops, discussions, events and outings. Volunteers are encouraged to develop this programme along side staff and service users.
Peer learning is highly valued and so any skills or interests volunteers hold, we would encourage them to utilise. This may be in art or other creative fields, writing, music, sport, computer skills, cooking e.t.c. Other tasks may be assisting with funding, fund-raising, light admin tasks, outreach and liaising with similar organisations. Support and on the job training will be provided.
Members of the Board of Directors operate within the context of Dundee Survival Group's terms of reference, working with service users, funders, and staff. The board of directors has the principal responsibility for meeting the organisation's mission and the legal accountability for its operations. This means that as a group they are in charge of establishing a clear organisational mission, forming the strategic plan to accomplish the mission, overseeing and evaluating the plan's success, providing adequate supervision and support to the Chief Executive Officer, ensuring financial solvency of the organisation, interpreting and representing the community to the organisation, and instituting a fair system of policies and procedures for human resource management.
Board members accomplish their functions through regular meetings and by establishing a committee structure that is appropriate to the size of the organisation and the board.