PLEASE NOTE: THESE POSITIONS ARE VOLUNTARY AND UNPAID
Would you like to lead a weekly class in gentle seated exercise at one of our retirement complexes. These are usually small groups from 3 to 10 people and designed for older people of all abilities. You will be provided with an induction process to teach the 'Revitalyz' method we use, and anyone can learn.
Previous experience of physical activity may help but no experience is necessary. If you enjoy supporting social groups for older people, and you are friendly and reliable, then why not come along to a taster session and see if it is something you would enjoy.
Dickson Avenue, Menzieshill, Dundee – Monday 11am until 12.
Gordon Square, Dundee Tuesday 10.30am until 11.30am
Monifieth High street, Angus - Thursday 2pm until 3pm
Newport, Fife – Wednesday 11am until 12
Bowerswell, Perth – Monday 2pm until 3.30pm
Scone, Perthshire – Tuesday 2pm until 3pm
Bridge of Earn – Thursday 11am until 12
Alyth, Perthshire, Friday 1.30pm until 2.30pm
These are generally tea/coffee based groups were we need volunteers to help set up and serve tea, coffee, toast or soup and rolls. The role is to set up; socialise with tenants; serve the tea/coffee and food; clear away and wash up at the end. These are small groups from 4 to 12 people. No previous experience is needed. There will be an induction and we are looking for friendly, outgoing volunteers with an interest in supporting older people. There will be an opportunity to gain a REHIS Basic Food & Hygiene Certificate.
Most retirement complexes would like some help in this area (throughout Dundee, Perthshire & Fife, (for more information speak to the Volunteer Coordinator) – usually day time activities, 1.5 hours.
Fintry, Dundee – are looking for a volunteer to help with their Wednesday morning Bacon Rolls (food & hygiene training will be provided).
This role is to call the numbers for a small group of tenants at their weekly bingo evening. No experience necessary, but would suit a friendly and sociable person. Other volunteer opportunities are available at this sheltered scheme.
Dickson Avenue, Menzieshill – Wednesday evening 7pm until 8.30pm
Arts & Craft Volunteer
This role would be to plan, set up and run an art and craft group. Using your skills and creativity organising a weekly/fortnightly group for older people interested in arts and crafts. Being able to show people how do join in and make a variety of products, bearing in mind that levels of dexterity and sight may be reduced. You would need to be a patient, friendly and reliable person with an interest in supporting older people.
Computer Skills Volunteers
To support people in small groups or one-to-one. This would suit someone with a basic knowledge of computers, tablets, smart phones, who can communicate clearly, in simple terms, to reduce the fear some older people have of technology. For more information speak to the Volunteer Coordinator
The Befriending service is designed to support the more isolated older person by providing a reliable weekly/fortnightly visit. The Befriending role aims to provide social contact and companionship through an artificially developed relationship. The relationship may include a cup of tea and a chat; shared interests and hobbies; or going out and about together. For the right person this can be the most enjoyable and rewarding of all the volunteer rolls.
It requires a person who is willing to share their time with another person, generally 2 hours per week / fortnight. It will require you to support someone who feels isolated and may not have a network of family or friends to support them.
You will need to be a friendly and outgoing person who enjoys a good chat. Befriender Induction Training is provided to help you and ongoing support from the volunteer coordinator. Volunteers are needed in all parts of Dundee, Perthshire and Fife.
Volunteering opportunities change all the time, it is always worth speaking to the Volunteer Coordinator to find out what is available.
As we are supporting older people there is a requirement to undergo a Disclosure Scotland check.
For more information please contact:
Gary Flew, Volunteer Coordinator
Caledonia Housing Association
118 Strathern Road, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, DD5 1JW
Tel: 01382 237179
Mobile:0781 727 9946