Could you help deliver cycling activities in local schools?

Sustrans (Scotland) are recruiting volunteers to support our “I Bike” programme in schools across Dumfries and Galloway.

Sustrans (Scotland) is recruiting volunteers in your area to help deliver the I Bike project. I Bike volunteers support the I Bike officer and school staff to deliver I Bike activities including learn to ride sessions, led rides or led walks, Dr Bike sessions, puncture repair workshops or classroom based activities. Volunteers help to raise awareness of the benefits of cycling and walking and can help support the sustainability of cycling activities within schools.  We have over 60 volunteers who volunteer with I Bike across Scotland.

VOLUNTEER CHARITY TRUSTEES - Alcohol and Drugs Support South West Scotland

Alcohol and Drugs Support South West Scotland is a local alcohol, drugs and gambling charity based in Dumfries and Galloway. We wish to recruit new Trustees, and would welcome enquiries from people with particular  skills and experience in:
*Legal Work
*Alcohol, Drugs & Gambling Issues
*Corporate Fundraising
*Marketing & Advertising
*Health & Social Services
*Social Media

VHS publishes community link worker study

A report setting out the extensive and varied nature of third sector approaches to community link working across Scotland was launched by Voluntary Health Scotland last month at a seminar in Edinburgh.

Published as 'Gold Star Exemplars: Third sector Approaches to Community Link Working Across Scotland' the VHS report presents the findings of a Scotland wide mapping exercise that involved 60 third sector providers, 15 Third Sector Interfaces and 3 case studies.



As part of our commitment to continuous improvement we are excited to announce that we are moving premises. The move will take place over the weekend of 15/16th July 2017 and we are working hard to minimise any disruption to our service. However there is always the risk of a temporary outage of our telephone and IT systems while lines are being moved across. While our telephone number won’t change from 01387 253113 and should be tried in the first instance, we are also offering a temporary emergency mobile contact number for anyone experiencing difficulty getting through to us during this transition.

The number is 07542135927 and is available during working hours 9am-5pm up until Thursday 20th July.

Alzheimer Scotland, Dumfries Locality – Practice Team Leader

We are looking for a unique person who can manage the day-to-day activities of our day care service and who will ensure high quality practice in service delivery.  The Practice Team Leader will assist the Service Manager to develop and support personalised, flexible, creative and responsive community based services for people with dementia and their carers.  The Practice Team Leader will deputise in the absence of a Service Manager.

Commission Opportunity – Volunteer/Training Coordinator

Annan Harbour Action Group seeks an independent contractor to deliver volunteer coordination and training services for its ‘Ebb and Flow; the fisheries of Annan’ project. This will be a temporary part-time contract running between July and November 2017.

Commission Opportunity – Writer and Project Coordinator

Annan Harbour Action Group seeks an independent contractor to deliver writing and project coordination services for its ‘Ebb and Flow; The fisheries of Annan’ project. This will be a temporary part-time contract running between July and November 2017.

Office Space to Let - Alzheimer Scotland, Gordon Street, Dumfries

An office and a small meeting room on the 2nd floor in Alzheimer Scotland, Dumfries Resource Centre, 8 Gordon Street, Dumfries is now available for let.

The office is 4.83m x 4.3m in size (excluding bay windows) and has 4 double sockets, 2 radiators and network boxes.  We also have a small meeting room 3m x 2.3m which has 1 double socket, 1 radiator and a network box. 

Both rooms are fully carpeted and will be cleaned/bins emptied once per week.  All utilities (gas and electricity) included.  Own telephone line required.  Included is a buzzer call system, as there is a locked door policy with secure entry.

For more details and prices please contact Paula Cochrane, Service Manager on 01387 261303 or email

Scotland's Social Way - Tourism for the common good

Scotland’s Social Way is part of a global effort to transform our economy towards the common good. To promote Scotland’s social innovation culture, in order to inspire people to do the same, people like you and me, by giving a clear vision of what is happening and what kind of ideas and opportunities these organisations offer. They will also promote ethical tourism in the area, signposting enterprises investing in the community and proposing micro-adventures to visitors.