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Welcome to the latest edition of the weekly Dundee TSI Newsletter. Dundee TSI is a partnership between Dundee Social Enterprise Network and Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action. 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 delighted to launch The Volunteer Podcast! This series explores local voluntary projects in Dundee; including their origins, goals, successes and most importantly how volunteers can get involved!

First up, our host Rachel, chatted to DVVA and Inspiring Scotland's project - Link Up Whitfield. Have a listen to discover the variety of opportunities available for volunteers of all ages, and find out what this unique programme does. More to come with our second episode available next week. 

This week:

Voluntary Sector Vacancies


Third Sector Updates

Organisational Support


Training and Events 

Social Enterprise 

Take Part 

Contact us

Wellbeing Works: Peer Development Worker 

Wellbeing Works: Peer Worker 

Maggie’s Dundee are really looking for a lot more support with Volunteers, so any help you could give would be amazing.

We are looking for more support in the following locations:
  • Drop in Volunteers – welcome visitors and make tea and coffee
  • Event volunteers – stall, bucket collections, event stewards
  • Admin support – Thank you letters, help with banking, volunteer admin jobs
  • Speakers -  people who can go do talks / presentations for Maggie’s and also collect cheques on our behalf.
Any help you could give would be amazing.

Laura Boyd
Centre Fundraiser

T 01382496384
M 07860271415

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

DeafLinks - Citizen Advocate
Boomerang - Foot Care Helper
The Stroke Association - Event Volunteers
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
Marie Curie: Helper Service
Feeling Strong: General Volunteer 


THAT Singing for Wellbeing!
For People living with MS in Dundee and surrounding area

THAT will be delivering an 8 week singing for wellbeing programme for people living with MS in the Dundee and Angus Area commencing Thursday 6th February at 1.30-3.30 in St. Aidans Centre, Brook Street, Broughty Ferry.

Participants can register their interest by contacting Karine Neill or 01382 835509/835507. 

Football Fans in Training 

FFIT Would you like to join our long list of Dundee United Football Fans in Training graduates on our second intake of the 2019/20 season?
The FREE SPFL Trust course for men and women starts on the week beginning 13th January!  FFIT is delivered to groups of men and women aged 35-65 who have a waist size of 38’’ or more. Participants attend 12 weekly sessions at Tannadice to learn useful skills and techniques to help them improve their levels of physical activity and diet. Each meeting involves time in the classroom and also a training session with the DUCT coaches.

For more info, please get in touch with Michael Malone at Dundee United Community Trust.

Get involved at V&A Dundee 

Life at V&A Dundee has been non-stop since we opened our doors in September 2018. 2019 has built on that momentum with visitor from near and far exploring the amazing stories of Ocean Liners, Videogames and Robots in our major exhibitions as well as taking part in workshops, talks and events. As V&A Dundee moves into it’s second full year, we have an incredibly exciting programme ahead including a major exhibition on fashion designer Mary Quant and later – in November – an immersive dive into five decades of nightclubs’ design and culture.

For our local groups, we offer free guided tours of these major exhibitions, as well as tours of the building and our incredible permanent collection covering over 500 years of Scottish design and creativity. Alongside this, we have a range of workshops, aimed at providing free social, creative activities to those who might benefit or be at risk of isolation. Lastly, for those unable to visit the museum, we offer the option of coming out to visit you and can bring a range of objects from our collection to share, discuss and tell stories around.

If you are interested in any of these, or would simply like to know more, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Contact: Peter Nurick, Communities Producer – Access and Inclusion via email: or Tel: 01382 411588

Whether it is visiting the museum for a coffee overlooking the river, taking part in a practical workshop, or spending three hours in one of our incredible exhibitions, we genuinely believe that we have something for everyone and can’t wait to share it with you.
Feeling Strong, Dundee's youth-led mental health charity, has organised ASIST Suicide First Aid training to be delivered in Dundee by ASIST Master Trainers on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th February, a great way to keep communities safe and a valuable CPD opportunity! For more information: Book here

Please, pay it forward! Book your place on this course, learn the skills to keep someone safe, and also fund the place of a young person in Dundee. Together, we’ll create suicide-safer communities.

Voices Forum meeting

About the Dundee event
Throughout 2019, our Voices Forum has focused on the different themes of our 25 Calls campaign, which we will continue into 2020. At this meeting, run in partnership with Dundee Voluntary Action, we will be covering the 'supporting children, families and communities' theme with a focus on the provision of early learning and childcare (ELC) in the context of the expansion of funded hours

Hear from experts about how ready Scotland is for the expansion of ELC provision. Discuss your own work and influence our thinking on this key issue. Explore how the presentations that we hear on the day link with your local context and what Children in Scotland can do to support better outcomes for the children, young people and families that you work with. 

We are delighted to welcome Alison Hay from CHANGE (Childcare and Nurture Glasgow East) as a presenter. We also hope to hear from Scottish Government officials on the progress towards early learning and childcare expansion. 

How to book a place
By emailing
By calling 0131 313 8828

This event is free for Children in Scotland members.

Not sure if your organisation is a member of Children in Scotland?
Give us a call or drop us an email to find out whether you can join this event. 

Early learning and childcare:
readiness for 2020
Thursday, 23 January 2020, 9.30-12.30, Dundee

Our Voices Forum brings together the diverse knowledge, skills and experience of our members. It is a fantastic opportunity to make valuable connections as well as to explore and discuss topical policy areas with experts and officials. 
Corporate Football and Golf Events with a Charitable Impact  
As part of our national business five-a-side tournament, Business Fives, the Tayside event is one of 8 events throughout Scotland and is taking place at the SoccerWorld venue in Dundee on the afternoon of Thursday 27th February

Our reigning winter champions for the last two seasons, Begbies Traynor and Graham Pest Control both came from Tayside and companies like EQ Accountants, WM Donald, Curtis Bank, Dover FS are already involved in the event which has had Sean Dillon, Rab Douglas and Alex Rae as past after match speakers. You will find further details on our site here

We were thrilled to have passed the £100,000 mark for charity over the summer and looking forward to continuing to grow our impact as we edge towards the £150k mark.  Companies taking part will be playing for the chance to win our 10% company donation for your chosen charity as well as using the events as a vehicle to fundraise in advance. 

January 2020 Induction

The January 2020 induction for the Good Governance Award and Introduction to Good Governance Programme is now open for registration.  The session will be held at Number Ten from 10:00-12:00 on Wednesday 22nd January 2020.

Interested charities can contact us for more information and to request a registration form.

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.

Scottish Natural Heritage has launched a new fund as part of the Scottish Government's Year of Coasts and Water 2020. The fund is called Plunge In! and will provide grants of between £2,000 and £10,000 to help community groups participate in and celebrate #YCW2020 in their own way. The deadline for applications is 28 February 2020. 

Postcode Community Trust opens for applications on 21 January 2020. Postcode Community Trust provides project based funding in Great Britain under the themes 'Improving community health & wellbeing, Increasing participation in arts & physical recreation and reducing isolation'.

👉 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 Services Complex, Whitfield 
IMPACT Guide: Smoking and Mental Health Training
Monday 13th January, 12:30-15:30
Link Up Whitfield, Community Services Complex, Whitfield 

Better Services by Design Workshop 
Monday 20th January, 09:00-13:00
Luna Place, Gateway West, 7 Luna Place, DD2 1XF

Dundee Carers Centre: Carer Learning Sessions

*Sessions are open to both unpaid carers and the workforce who support them*

Seasons for Growth Seminar 
Wednesday 29th January, 10:00-13:00

Anger Workshop
Thursday 13th February, 10:00-13:00

Anxiety Workshop
Thursday 20th February, 10:00-13:00

Carers Wellbeing Workshop 
Thursday 5th March, 12:30-15:00

Caring Counts
Thursday 26th March or Thursday 9th April, 10:00-15:00

Barnardo's: Multi-Agency Practitioner Workshop. Child Sexual Exploitation Briefing 

Thursday 20th February, 10:00 or 12:30 and Friday 28th February, 10:00 or 13:00
Dudhope Castle, Dudhope Park, Barrack Road, Dundee

Community Health Team: Mind Yer Heid +
Wednesday 4th March, 09:15-16:15
Commitee Room 3, City Chambers, 14 City Square

Monday 25th May, 09:15-16:15 
Training Room, Dudhope Castle

Thursday 27th August, 09:15-16:15
Room 17, Mitchell Street

Tuesday 6th October, 09:15-16:15
Training Room, Dudhope Castle 
Take Part
Do you have lived experience of accessing
mental health treatment?

NRS Mental Health are looking for people to join their Patient and Public Involvement (PPI) group to help inform their work. Everyone interested in joining is invited to attend an information event on Wednesday January 15th in Edinburgh

Getting involved provides an opportunity to discover how research within the NHS is developed. Working with the NRS Mental Health Network research teams your insights will make research more relevant to those it is designed to benefit.

The information event will be held in the afternoon of Wednesday 15th January in the Kennedy Tower, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh. 

If you would like to apply to join the advisory group or would like more information about the information event, please get in touch with NRS Mental Health via:
Emailing does not commit you to joining the group, but gives us permission to get in touch with you and answer any questions you may have.
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