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Welcome to the latest edition of the weekly Dundee TSI Newsletter. Dundee TSI is a partnership between Dundee Voluntary Action, Dundee Social Enterprise Network and Volunteer Dundee. We aim to provide you with all the latest information of interest to the sector in Dundee.  If there is a story you would like to share in the next Friday edition let us know by end of day Wednesday:

We're so excited to announce this year's winners  and had a great night celebrating with all of the finalists on Thursday 14th November. Have a look through our social media for the winners!

#VolunteerDundee #DundeeTSI #MakeADifference
This week:

Voluntary Sector Vacancies


Third Sector Updates

Organisational Support


Training and Events 

Social Enterprise 

Take Part 

Contact us

Dundee Women's Aid Children & Young People's Domestic Abuse Practitioner

TCA Counsellor / Resource Worker 

Feeling Strong Trustee

Feeling Strong Recovery Project Assistant

Feeling Strong Administration & Operations Assistant

THAT Admin Support Officer

Dundee Age Concern: Care Assistant 

Interested in Volunteering?

Search for opportunities or have a look at the Outreach Programme if you would rather chat with someone at a location near you.

Latest Volunteering Opportunities

Terrence Higgins Trust: Clinic Reception, Mass Events Volunteer, Health Promotion Assistant
CLIC Sargent: Collection Tin Coordinator, Fundraising Engagement Volunteer
Dundee Stroke Exercise Club: Volunteer Coordinator
NHS Tayside: Meet & Greet at Ninewells Hospital
Ye Amphibious Ancient Bathing Association:  Steward - New Year's Day
Marie Curie: Helper Service
Feeling Strong: General Volunteer 

Scottish Refugee Council are recruiting volunteers in Dundee!
If you, or someone you know are interested in volunteering with us, you can:
Have a look at our website and complete an application form.
Come to our Volunteer Information Morning – where you can talk to us about the different volunteering opportunities.
Date: 18th November 2019
Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Connections Café, Meadowside St Paul's Church Hall, 118 Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4EH
 For any query, email us at
Closing date for applications: Sunday 24th November 2019
Best wishes and we hope to hear from many of you,
Marta Della Libera & Tamara Al-Om
Peer Volunteer Coordinators
  • Co-ordinate and provide free transport for veterans, helping them to combat loneliness and isolation, and providing access to important services
  • Can provide transport for any age group for essential reasons - this can cover anything from extreme isolation to health appointments and even assistance getting to benefits assessments, advice services, foodbanks etc...
  • In short, if the referring partner feels the journey is of an essential nature for a veteran their family, we'll cover it. We are regularly at CAMHS for veterans' children.
  • Journeys from Inverness, Moray and Aberdeen to Combat Stress or to tribunals in Edinburgh are not unusual either, whether it's a taxi all the way or help connecting at stations.Coverage includes Inverness, Moray, Aberdeen and surrounding areas
 For more information and any queries:
Phone:07708 299399
Learn more about KEN

In 2020 the Knowledge Industries in Dundee are projected to overtake Manufacturing for the first time, increasing the talent pool and becoming a predominant force for change in the city.  With many new and upcoming developments and investments in the city, it is a prime opportunity for the Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN) to tap into the social responsibility of business. 
KEN aims to build a directory of individuals and businesses who can offer their skills and expertise to the Third Sector.  By sharing skills, knowledge and expertise, business can help to mitigate the impact of funding cuts on Third Sector organisations, increasing their resilience and sustainability.  This will create a positive impact in the city as a whole through the promotion of social responsibility, inspiring positive change and making Dundee a go to for talented individuals with a conscience.
Skill and knowledge sharing can take many forms: one to one, short term, goal specific opportunities, workshops which can benefit multiple organisations, group volunteering opportunities which offer team building skills and virtual volunteering e.g. short pre-recorded videos, live webinars or remote short term, goal specific opportunities.
The network is currently looking to build a shopping list of wants and needs from Third Sector organisations and projects, which will qualify our knowledge requests, and to network with businesses and individuals in Dundee to facilitate inclusion in the network/directory.
So, if you have a want or need that you would like us to include, if you have skills you would like to share or you would like further information on the project please get in touch with us at or contact Gill Faichney KEN Business Planning Officer on 07719 969233 or 01382 305705.

THAT is holding our 5th Charity Art Auction at Discovery Point on Thursday 21st November from 6.30pm. This is a fundraising event that contributes towards the creative engagement  work of THAT with people living with Long Term Health Conditions across Tayside and NE Fife.
On the night your opportunity to own origianl art at very affordable prices. Wine and canapes are included within the ticket price. 
Tickets at
It would be great if you could join us in support of this event.
Working with Interpreters on Wednesday 4th December 2019
If you need to use interpreters in the course of your work or volunteering and you’ve found it challenging, maybe not sure that everything is being communicated, then this course will help you to stay in control and get the best out of the interpreted session. See course outline attached for more details.
Book here! Dundee training 2019
Venue: Dundee Blind and Partially Sighted Society, Thomas Herd House, 10-12 Ward Road, Dundee DD1 1LX
Registration at 9.15 to start at 9.30 and will finish at 4pm
Refreshments and lunch will be provided
First come, first served - limited to 16 participants.
For any queries please directly contact Martha Harding 
Consultancy and Training Officer 
Scottish Refugee Council 


16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence 25th November to 10th December 2019. More information, and full programme on our website.

Are you starting to consider new premises, actively looking or have a premises and want to move or expand?
Thursday 14 November 2019,  5.30pm at The Quay, Camperdown Street, Dundee
The next DSEN meeting will be of interest to you, covering community ownership, commercial property, planning processes and funding options . There will also be the opportunity to have individual discussions with the speakers.

Speakers will include Community Land Scotland, Alastair Fitchet a local architect and current DSEN corporate member, a commercial landlord and National funders Resilient Scotland who have two major funding streams to access up to £500,000, who are looking to invest in Dundee for the right projects. Light buffet/coffee is available on arrival.

Book via Eventbrite: DSEN Network Event 

The Good Governance Award is the quality standard for Scottish charities.

The Award provides a clear, structured approach to assessing and improving a charity’s policies and procedures. Once completed, it provides proof that an organisation is actively engaging in excellent governance through our Award Certification.

The Introduction to Good Governance Programme has been developed to support small charities strengthen their core governance, and is a great precursor to the full Good Governance Award.

Rooms & Resources at DVA 

Looking for a place to meet or host an event in Dundee City Centre? Our spaces are bookable and we offer a discounted rate to DVA Dundee members! 

Support Across the Sector

👉 SCVO has helpful information available on its website to help you with running your organisation, from legislation and governance to managing volunteers and funding.

👉 Sign up to the OSCR Reporter to keep informed of the latest developments, news, consultations and forthcoming events for Scottish Charity Regulator updates.

👉 The Scottish Governance Code has been created for the third sector, by the third sector. It is a statement of best practice and has been developed by Scotland’s Third Sector Governance Forum following consultation with over 250 individuals and organisations.

SCVO will be opening another round of Cyber Essentials Grant Funding on 4th November 2019.  This will run as an open call until March 2020, with applications being graded over the course of the period.  
(see for details)


Bank of Scotland Foundation expands funding programmes for Scottish charities
Bank of Scotland Foundation, an independent charity supporting people and their local communities across Scotland, has started to expand its funding programmes. ‘Supporting Positive Change Across Scotland’ is the Foundation’s five-year strategic plan which will see a range of new funding programmes open in 2019 and 2020 as the Foundation rethinks its approach.

👉 You can search for funding on the Funding Scotland database, access local funding, List of Local Trusts 2018 and find more funding opportunities on the DVA Website.

Music is Medicine
Every Wednesday, 12:00-14:00 
Douglas & Mid Craigiebank Church, Balbeggie Place

Every Thursday, 12:30-14:30
Community Complex, Whitfield 

An Introduction to Multi Agency Child Care And Protection
Wednesday 20th November, 09:30-13:00
Thursday 5th December, 09:30-13:00
Dudhope Castle

Friends At The End AGM and Talk 
Saturday 16th November, 11:00-16:00
The Western Club, 32 Royal Exchange Square,
Glasgow, G1 3AB

16 Days of Activism 2019: Tackling Violence Against Women and Girls in Scotland Showcase Event
Tuesday 3rd December, 09:00-16:30
The Steeple Church 

Volunteer Managers Forum
Wednesday 4th December, 14:00-16:00

Ninewells Hospital, James Arrott Drive, Dundee, DD2 1SY

PAMIS Emergency First Aid at Work 
Thursday 12th December, 09:00-17:00
Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Take Part

Dundee SOUP 

After a great September SOUP at Duncan of Jordanstone, Dundee SOUP returns to The Circle on 10 December, 6 – 8 pm. Come along to help kickstart some brilliant Dundee projects and have a tasty soup dinner with the city’s supportive community. Book your ticket here

What is Dundee SOUP?

Based on the popular Detroit SOUP model, with a Dundee twist, Dundee SOUP is a micro-funding dinner celebrating and supporting creative community projects in Dundee.

For a donation of £5, attendees receive soup, bread and a vote and hear from four presentations and then cast the vote to their favourite one. At the end of the night, we count the votes and transfer them into cash that goes directly to the projects presenting.

Hungry for details? Learn more about the project here.

What’s great about Dundee SOUP?

The Dundee twist is that all participating projects are guaranteed to get a little bit of money and a lot of support from an encouraging community.

Pitch at Dundee SOUP  

Do you have a project that needs support? Apply to pitch at the next Dundee SOUP at The Circle on 10 December, 6 – 8 pm, present your idea to receive direct support from the amazing Dundee SOUP community. 

The deadline for December SOUP proposals is 30 November!

Our Mission:

Dundee SOUP’s mission is to promote community-based development through crowdfunding, creativity, collaboration, trust and fun. It is a place where everyone is welcomed and supported.

The Dundee TSI newsletter reaches a readership across all sectors in Dundee. If you have a story, job vacancy or event that represents the great work you are doing we would like to hear and share them.
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Dundee Third Sector Interface (TSI) is a partnership between Dundee Social Enterprise Network, Dundee Voluntary Action and Volunteer Dundee.

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