Charity registered in Scotland SC027529
Volunteer Dundee is an exciting and forward thinking charity based in Dundee. Our team are community focused and have a strong belief in volunteering, understanding the difference that it makes to people and communities.
Volunteer Dundee is looking for an outgoing and driven person to work with us as a Peer Recovery Co-ordinator for Dundee Substance Peer Recovery Network. The post will be for a fixed term until 31 March 2021 and will be hosted by Volunteer Dundee. The post is funded by Dundee Alcohol and Drug Partnership.
The main focus is to implement a Peer Recovery Network across Third Sector substance services in Dundee. The Peer Recovery Co-ordinator will be responsible for the recruitment, training and on-going support of adult peer volunteers and workers who will contribute to the development and facilitation of recovery activities across Dundee. The primary target group for workers and volunteers will be adults who are themselves in recovery from drug and alcohol problems but will also include supporters of recovery including carers, family members and local community members.
Are you someone who wants to be instrumental in delivering lasting social change for communities? Do you believe the ingredients for that change already lie in our communities in the shape of the passions, strengths, skills, knowledge and interests of local people? If you do and have the self-belief to enable this change whatever the barriers, we would love to hear from you.
Volunteer Dundee and Inspiring Scotland has secured funding from Scottish Government, Big Lottery Fund Scotland and the Rank Foundation to recruit a new Development Officer to join our Link Up project in Whitfield, Dundee. Reporting to our Link Up Community Manager, we are looking for an individual who shares our passion to make a difference to join our Link Up team. You will believe in the need for social change and understand and be committed to the role that grassroots community development can play in delivering this. You will help to establish new ways of working in which local people and organisations collaborate to identify and develop sustainable opportunities and solutions to local issues; setting in place long-term changes that contribute to material reductions in poverty and disadvantage in Whitfield and Fintry.
Volunteer Dundee is looking for a self-motivated, team-orientated and enthusiastic individual to contribute to the development of a peer volunteer support model that complements the breadth of services available for people who are or have been affected by cancer in Dundee. Side By Side will provide the opportunity for people affected by cancer to receive short-term, emotional and practical support from volunteers with a lived experienced of cancer in a safe and confidential environment. Support will be offered primarily on a one-to-one basis but there will be scope for receiving support over the phone or through online facilities in future. The service is being co-designed and will be delivered by Volunteer Dundee, in partnership with Dundee Macmillan Improving the Cancer Journey. We are also working with a range of other local organisations which support people affected by cancer.
The post holder will support the development of this new initiative and ensure the delivery of a high-quality peer support service.
Befriending / Mentoring
13th September 2018
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9th July 2018
Help to inspire and develop opportunities for young people to volunteer by being a part of the Youth Ambassadors group for FLASHBACK and Future Volunteers. You will be involved in the planning and running of FLASHBACK, a project which puts young volunteers in a care home within… Read more
Marketing / PR / Media
30th June 2017
A Youth Ambassador will be involved in promoting Saltire Awards, inspiring other young people to volunteer, make decisions for the annual summit awards and organising the annual Youth Volunteering Awards. An ambassador will attend monthly meeting and has the opportunity to be inv… Read more