Volunteering opportunities for our members

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Uppertunity is all about building strengths and resilience in individuals, as well as the community. One of these ways is through meaningful volunteer roles bringing the community together.


Volunteering helps build confidence, develops skills, teaches the ability to work as a team, enables a person to be part of their community, teaches responsibility and gives a person the chance to make a change using their talents.


Uppertunity offers various volunteering roles... 

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Cooking for Change

We have partnered up with Meal Makers, where our members can volunteer as meal makers for isolated individuals. Volunteers make a meal of their choice with our help and then drop the meal off at the individuals home, also providing a social visit.


This role is offered only to members who have taken part in the Daring for Development program. 

Calling All Heroes

We have joined up with Dial-Op, a local telephone service to assist isolated adults, where our members who volunteer are an empathetic ear. Volunteers will make weekly phone calls, with our assistance from our premises, to individuals who need to hear a friendly voice and may need a reminder of their appointments for the week.


This role is offered only to members who have taken part in the Daring for Development program.

Growing Places (Volunteering)

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Uppertunity aims to develop the community in every way possible and includes our members in this development. One of the ways is through gardening. Our volunteer shrubbers and plotters are in charge of creating a beautiful environment within Uppertunity’s premises (The Circle) and on a community garden plot (Tayview Community Garden). 


Volunteers are in charge of:

- developing and maintaining the land  

- growing herbs, vegetables and flowers 

- creating outdoor art and a sensory area  

- creating wood work pieces

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This group is open to all individuals of any ability, and the venue and activities are wheelchair accessible, and includes beverages. 


We do ask that members who are joining to make a commitment where they will attend regularly. Volunteer numbers are limited to 8 per session.


All volunteers hours are recorded, and members can choose to partake in the Grow and Learn award as well, a horticultural award specifically designed for adults with additional needs.

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When and Where

We have two venues for our gardening:


- Every Wednesday (3:30pm to 5pm) and Friday (10am to 12pm) at The Circle on Staffa Place.

- Every Wednesday (10am to 12pm) at Tay View Community Garden on Robertson Street (14th of March 2018 till 26th of September 2018). Map on left.

Creating For Charity (Volunteering)

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Creating for Charity is a social volunteer group where volunteers make items which will be donated to charity. Volunteers can learn new skills, socialise and be part of something bigger.


Each month we will be focusing on one charity, making donated items such as sensory tools, clothes, toys, bags and blankets. All volunteer hours are recorded. We ask that members join make a commitment and attend regularly.


Venue and activities are wheelchair accessible, and includes hot and cold beverages. Volunteer numbers are limited to 10.  


When: Every Thursday from 10am to 12pm at The Circle.