Boomerang was set up in 1999 to provide a safe, comfortable and friendly centre in the heart of the community to stimulate community involvement and development with an aim to community regeneration. The project provides a user led centre assisting a variety of groups with varying interests to increase confidence, promote skills and strengthen individual identity and responsibilities.

Current opportunities

Supporting youth workers and getting alongside young people to help out in activities. This is an opportunity for people within the community to engage with their local young people and give them somewhere to go i.e. stop them gathering in the streets. Get involved in educational activities and trips that we provide. General help is welcome, as is bringing any special skills, e.g. arts, crafts, sport, music, etc. The Youth Café is open 5 evenings per week (M.T.T.F.S) where the young people can take advantage of a number of activities, and have access to information, including a gaming system, music, television, snacks, and a range of soft drinks.

COME JOIN OUR VOLUNTEER TEAM. The newly refurbished Boomerang Community Café in Stobswell provides a wonderful community café setting for people to meet and enjoy good company, teas, coffees, refreshments etc. The Café is open on Monday-Friday from 9 am to 3 pm for breakfasts, coffees, cakes, soup, toasties and baked potatoes. We are currently seeking new volunteers to join our fantastic volunteer team. Tasks include helping with food preparation, serving customers and clearing up. No specific experience is required-just an interest in meeting new people, happy to serve with a pleasant manner.

A kitchen worker is required to assist staff in preparing meals for our older people’s lunch club and snacks for the toddler groups. The centre cooks all food on a daily basis on site and this position entails all areas from preparation to serving. Other main duties relate to dish washer operation, kitchen surface cleaning and table setting and cleaning. All of these activities to be conducted to agreed standards. Regular contact will be made with centre users, staff and other volunteers, therefore good communication skills are required as well as the ability to be adaptable and work as part of a team.

The purpose of the role is to assist in the day to day running of the Boomerang charity shop to maximise sales and profitability. We are seeking volunteers to take a hands on approach to running our charity shop, taking decisions about visual displays and staff rotas, providing a high standard of service to customers, dressing the shop window with donated goods, reaching targets and making it a success. As a shop volunteer you’ll be the face of the charity and make a big difference to how the public sees us and the work we do. You’ll have the chance to meet new people and get retail experience