DIAL-OP (DVVA)

Dial-OP & GO is a community project which offers a lifeline to many lonely and isolated adults in Dundee. With the help of volunteers, Dial-OP & GO provides information, connectivity and reassurance through our four service activities; Morning Call, Blether Buddies, Information Line and GO Project. We also support the delivery of the Green Health Prescription by helping people identify green activities of their choice and inspiring them to make healthier lifestyle choices. Our volunteers play a fundamental role in the delivery and success of the project, and are supported by a small team of paid staff.


Current opportunities

Blether Buddies make weekly friendship telephone calls to lonely and vulnerable adults in Dundee with an aim to helping them feel more connected and valued. We are looking for volunteers to make these friendship calls. The role is fully flexible and volunteers can choose which/how many days they wish to be involved. As a volunteer, you will phone your match and chat with them for a minimum of 20 minutes once per week. Help ensure that vulnerable people get telephone support and companionship, make a positive difference to those you contact, enhance your own skills and knowledge. The calls can be fitted around your schedule. What relevant experience will this opportunity provide? · Practice your active listening skills. · Gain an understanding of the support needs of a large demographic of the population. · Learn how to maintain accurate records and what information needs to be communicated at the right times. · Gain an understanding of how a short weekly conversation can greatly improve someone’s mental health. For an application form or more details please contact Dial-OP on: Telephone: 01382 305757 Email: dialop@dvva.scot

The Morning Call service gives a short welfare call, currently Monday to Friday, to vulnerable and lonely adults with an aim of helping them feel more connected, safer and valued. Where requested, reminders of appointments is also provided. We are looking for volunteers to make morning calls between 8 – 10 am. The role is flexible and volunteers can choose what time, which and how many days they wish to be involved. Help ensure that vulnerable people get the telephone support and companionship, make a positive difference to those you contact, enhance your own skills and knowledge, calls can be fitted around your schedule. What relevant experience will this opportunity provide? · Practice your compassionate and active listening skills · Interact with a wide variety of service users · Gain an understanding of the support needs of a large demographic of the population · Learn how to maintain accurate records and what information needs to be communicated at the right times. For an application form or more details please contact Dial-OP & GO on: Telephone: 01382 305757 Email: dialop@dvva.scot