Feeling lonely or isolated? Volunteering could be the answer

Posted: 19th July 2022

Have you been feeling lonely or isolated during the Covid-19 pandemic?

If so, we can help! One way to improveyour wellbeing and become active within your community is through volunteering. The Tenant Participation team has been working with Fife Voluntary Action and Dundee Volunteer & Voluntary Action to discuss the hundreds of different volunteering opportunities across Aberdeen, Angus, Dundee, Edinburgh, Fife and Perth that you can get involved in, as much or as little as you like with many benefits on offer:

• Meet new people, share new experiences and learn useful skills

• Increase confidence/self-esteem and get a sense of achievement

• Develop new interests or put your talents and interests to good use

• Gain a new job seeker reference, to help you get back into work and update your CV

• And most importantly, enjoy yourself!

 

Fife: Fife Voluntary Action can help you decide what kind of volunteering role might suit you best and offer advice on a wide range of volunteering opportunities and information on travel expenses and volunteering while on benefits. If you are new to volunteering and/or are unsure of what is expected, FVA offers an introductory training and information session called ‘Step Into Volunteering’ which is ideal if you have not volunteered before or if you’re about to start volunteering.

Contact the volunteering team by calling 0800 389 6046, or email info@fva.org for more information.

 

Dundee: Dundee Volunteer & Voluntary Action (DVVA) supports people across the Dundee area to get involved in volunteering through information sessions. If you would like to take part in one of these sessions, contact DVVA by calling 01382 305700 or email admin@dvva.scot.

 

Edinburgh: Volunteer Edinburgh. Their office at 222 Leith Walk is now open to the public Monday to Friday, 10am to 4pm. Advisors are available for a chat about volunteering options.

 

Aberdeen: Volunteer Aberdeen helps connect people with volunteer opportunities they may be interested in and will put you in touch with the right person at the volunteer organisation. If you have any questions, please email volunteer@acvo.org.uk.

 

Angus: If you live in the Angus area, you can find out more about volunteering opportunities near you at Voluntary Action Angus.

 

Perthshire: If you live in Perth or the surrounding area, you can get in touch with PKAVS for opportunities.

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