A time to say thanks!

Volunteers Week 2023

Celebrating and giving thanks to our volunteers

Celebrate and Inspire

Volunteers’ Week is a celebration of all volunteers across the country that takes place from the 1st to the 7th of June each year.

This year, the theme of Volunteers’ Week is ‘Celebrate and Inspire’. At Dundee Carers Centre, we are excited to celebrate all of our volunteers and their contribution to the essential services we provide. We would also like to inspire new volunteers to join us in our work, which benefits so many carers and disabled people around Dundee.

Volunteers are essential to so many services and organisations in Dundee, and we are looking forward to celebrating these individuals who go above and beyond every day.

What makes volunteering so amazing and what can you get out of volunteering?

Volunteering can have a huge impact on your life. You can gain invaluable skills for study and employment, for example, teamwork, communication, and creativity.

You can also boost your wellbeing by volunteering – many volunteers find that they have improved confidence, feel less isolated, and form a sense of community with other volunteers.

Volunteering can also keep you active, which is essential to a healthy lifestyle. Best of all, you can do all of this while bettering your community.

We offer awards and qualifications for our volunteers. These include Saltire Awards, Dynamic Youth Awards, and Adult Achievement Awards, along with plenty of training opportunities.

At Dundee Carers Centre, we currently have over 70 volunteers who are vital to the work that we do.

Quotes from our volunteers, past and present:

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I’m honestly loving it. It’s a great way to meet people in similar circumstances and help shape support for other carers/parents. To be honest I wouldn’t have considered it at all before using the carers centre, so it’s opened up a whole new avenue for me.

Carers who is also a volunteer

It’s been good for my confidence and it’s something for me. When I’m here I’m not a carer, I’m just me. I use it as respite as I don’t need to think about all the things I’ve got to do. And I’m helping people.

Carer who is also a volunteer

What an amazing workshop! Honestly, it was excellent and we had lots of verbal feedback over the lunch break, people were really impacted by it and by the honesty of all of the presenters, everyone went away with more to think about

Feedback from conference organiser on workshop led by carers who are volunteers

What’s on During Volunteers’ Week 2023?

We have planned events and awareness raising to take place over the week.

1-7 June

Social Media Takeover!

Each day of Volunteers’ Week, we will be featuring a different theme on our social media channels.

Some of these include an online celebration of the Power of Youth Day, showing off what roles we have available, and appreciating our current volunteers.

Make sure to keep an eye on our social media so you don’t miss anything!

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Thursday 1 June

DVVA Volunteering and Recruitment Fair

Dundee Carers Centre would like to invite you along to the DVVA’s Volunteering and Recruitment Fair to kick off Volunteers’ Week.

Come along to meet over 20 different organisations offering valuable volunteering opportunities!

This is the perfect time to come along and see all of the opportunities that Dundee has to offer.

The fair will be held at on Thursday 1 June, 9.30am – 2.15pm at Just Bee (St Paul’s Church, 118 Nethergate). There will be plenty of refreshments available for purchase on the day.

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Friday 2 June

C-Gate Open Day

On the 2nd of June, Dundee Carers Centre will be holding an open day in the C-Gate.

Come along to see how much our staff appreciate our volunteers, meet some other agencies who work with volunteers, and find out about the roles we have available in the centre.

Expect balloons, inspirational stories, and the opportunity to meet other people interested in volunteering. The open day will begin at 10am and run until 4pm.

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Weds 7 June

Volunteers quiz

We will also have an event exclusively for our current volunteers – if that’s you, expect an email with an invitation coming out to you soon!

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