Boomerang

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.

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 skill and strengthen individual identity and responsibilities. The Befriending role will entail visiting older people at home offering support to people within the Stobswell area who would otherwise be socially isolated. The role entails chatting with clients helping them reminisce, provide support accessing community activities and accompanying them on short trips outside the home.

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.

We are looking for volunteers who can help at our busy reception area with tasks such as answering the phone, welcoming people to the centre and signing them in. Other tasks may include photocopying, recording some monitoring information, taking in payments for groups and other small admin duties.