Dunbar Sunshine Club Volunteer Location: Fixed
About Royal Voluntary Service

To help people maintain independence and dignity in their homes and communities particularly in later life.

About Opportunity

Could you bring some extra sunshine to Sunny Dunny?  The club meets once a week and provides a welcome opportunity for isolated older people to get together.

There are lots of older people, who although they are still full of beans, don’t get out of the house as much as they would like.  The Dunbar Sunshine Club offers somewhere to meet, socialise and join in with activities or outings, each week.  Could you develop an interesting programme of activities, presentations and outings?

You will have the opportunity to develop exciting ideas and know that you are really improving the quality of life of those attending.  You will have the support of the existing volunteers and staff in our East Lothian office, as well as a small budget from weekly subscriptions.  

Skills and Experience

Skills - organised, good with figures
Attitudes - commitment, enthusiasm, responsible, patient, courteous, reliable
Experience - manage bank account & funds, maintain lists, records, reports & files

Travel Details


The Club meet in the – Royal British Legion, 147 High Street, Dunbar every Tuesday between 1.30pm and 3.30pm from Oct - May.  There is a nearby train station, bus stops and ample parking.

Minimum Age 18
Maximum Age Not Supplied
Wheelchair Access Yes
Disabled Toilets Yes
Selection Procedures

Application FormInductionInformal ChatPVG CheckReferences

Morning Afternoon Evening

Available During School Holidays Yes
Available During Termtime Yes
Frequency & Commitment

5 hours per week with a minimum commitment of 9 months

Training Details

All volunteers will be registered with the RVS and be given basic Health & Safety and First Aid training. An induction pack will be supplied and induction training with the Project Manager with ongoing support.

Other Information
Saltire Compatible Yes
Reference Code433
Work Type Community/Economic Dev. Worker
Client Group Elderly
Childcare No
Expenses Paid Yes
Expenses Details

The Sunshine Club will pay travel expenses: public transport on production of ticket & mileage (current rate 45p per mile) upon receipt of a completed claim form authorised by the Project Manager.

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