9, Haymaket Terrace
Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland works locally in Angus
to improve the quality of life for people after a stroke,
or diagnosis of a chest or heart condition.
provide vital advice, support and information
Freephone 0808 801 0899
arrange group and 1-1 support in hospital and in your local community
provide volunteering opportunities across Angus
To promote and encourage among young men and women a practical interest in aviation and the Royal Air Force (RAF).
To provide training which will be useful in both the services and civilian life.
To foster a spirit of adventure and to develop the qualities of leadership and good citizenship
We are not a recruiting organisation for the RAF but if you’re thinking about a Service career, cadet membership will put you ahead of the competition. Many cadets go on to great success in the RAF (and the other Services). Around 40% of officers and 50% of all aircrew (including pilots, navigators and engineers) in the RAF now are ex-cadets. Research shows that they do better in basic training and stay in the Service longer than their colleagues. Likewise, if you chose a civilian career our research proves you can go on the great things…employers just love the skills and experience that air cadets offer.
Let’s face it – where else would you be given the opportunity to fly solo in a glider or powered aircraft when you’re 17? Whatever you do with your life, at the end of your time as a cadet you’ll be self-motivated, confident and ready for anything.
Active Schools provides a number of exciting volunteer opportunities to those interested in sport or physical activity. Through volunteering with Active Schools you can help out your local school and community as well as gain valuable experience of coaching and working with children and young people.
could you help?
do you have a little time to spare?
could you help lead activities for children?
would you like to gain a qualification in coaching sport or leading other activities?
If so, then think about volunteering with the Angus Active Schools team.
Active Schools relies heavily on volunteers to assist with and run various clubs around Angus. You don’t have to be sporty to lend a hand – just enthusiastic! We are looking for people to help out with a range of activities. From woodland walks to after-school sports clubs – there is something for volunteers of all ages and abilities. The time commitment is up to you and training will be provided.
Volunteering is an ideal way to get involved in sport and physical activity, develop new skills and stay engaged in a sport. Volunteering can be a rewarding activity which helps you to meet new people and take on new challenges through roles such as coaching or administration. There are many reasons to volunteer in sport – volunteers make sport happen and create the next generation of sporting stars. You could be giving back but you’ll also be helping make sport happen, without people like you, sport would not work!
sense of achievement
use your existing skills and learn new skills valuable in other areas of employment
satisfaction of doing something within your own community
free Disclosure Scotland PVG (normally £60.00)
What skills can I expect to gain and develop?
Sport is looking for enthusiastic and confident people just like you to take on a variety of roles. And sport will give back to you too! Did you know that being involved in a sports club can give you the same energy boost as having a pay rise?
Skills and qualities you could expect to develop:
speaking to groups
managing accounts and budgeting
Angus Citizens Advice Bureau (SCIO) provides free, confidential and independent advice to everyone who needs it. As a member of the Scottish Association of Citizens Advice Bureaux, we have two aims:
· to help people understand their rights and responsibilities and to help them take action to solve their problems
· to work locally and nationally to change policies and practices that are the root cause of problems, preventing issues arising at source
INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING TO HELP SOMEBODY IMPROVE THEIR ENGLISH SKILLS LOCALLY?
Angus Council Place team have opportunities for volunteers of all ages and walks of life to help students attending their English evening classes to improve their English skills.
The ESOL Buddy Project is designed to give volunteers from the local community the opportunity to meet a student from another country and learn more about their life and culture. The student gains the opportunity to improve their spoken English skills and better integrate in the community, progress at work or to further education.
Typically the volunteer and the student meet once a week for about two hours in a public place – a café or library – at a time that suits them both for a chat about their lives and families – a ‘blether’ as we would say! There is no need to know another language or be a grammar expert. The project is run to improve informal English and strengthen contacts in the community.
The project has been running for over three years and many volunteers have enjoyed the experience and made good friends. Students have made great progress by engaging with community groups and leisure activities that they did not have the confidence to embark on, as well as making progress at work or study.
We have opportunities in Forfar, Arbroath, Brechin and Montrose.
Opportunities also exist to volunteer in the classroom as a teaching assistant. This has helped many volunteers gain the experience they need to follow on from a TEFL qualification or similar.
If you are interested or would like to find out more about this project please get in touch with Neil Paterson Communities Officer at:
Angus Cycle Hub Community Interest Company is a social enterprise partly run by volunteers and dedicated to supporting and developing cycling. The project encourages people to lead healthier lives and reduce short car journeys and co2 emissions in Angus through cycling.
provide cycling, Bikeability and Bike Maintenance coaching and training
organise cycling and MTB events and workshop
run social and guided rides
have a community cycle hub and bike recycling workshops
provide local cycling information
provide bike hire
offer skills track hire
offer second hand and recycled bike sales
clothing, parts and accessories
Angus Independent Advocacy is an independent organisation working alongside vulnerable people to help them have their voice heard and safeguard their rights. We work with people who are at risk of being unable to safeguard their rights, and who may have:
mental ill health
a learning disability
an acquired brain injury, or
are an older person.
Montrose group meet on the last Monday of each month (except December) at the Links Medical Centre, Montrose 2pm-4pm.
Edzell group meet on the last Tuesday of each month (except December) at the Health Centre Edzell 2pm-4pm.
Carnoustie group meet on the last Wednesday of each month (except December) in The Parkview Health Centre 2pm-4pm.
Forfar group meet on the last Friday of each month (except December)in the Academy Medical Centre 4pm-6pm.
The group is a self help support group who have regular monthly meetings with speakers on various subjects, as we feel that good information and communication is important in the self management of our conditions and the more we know what is available to us, the more we are able to cope with everyday life.
During the group sessions we also have relaxation and seated exercise sessions so there’s maybe something you can take and enjoy at your leisure which will help you manage a little better.
Our group is open to all members of the public who suffer from or care for someone with a long term medical condition, not only from the Angus area but also from Dundee. We have a signpost links page on our website and we have a small library of DVDs, CDs and leaflets available to our group members. There is no charge for attending any of our meetings and a list of speakers is on our website at http://www.altcsg.org.uk
We are a charitable organisation run entirely by volunteers, operating throughout Angus producing CDs of local news for blind and partially sighted people. We provide a monthly CD, with the local news for your area, delivered free of charge to your door. We have teams covering the local newspapers in Arbroath, Brechin, Carnoustie/Monifieth, Forfar/ Kirriemuir, and Montrose. We are always looking for volunteers to read extracts from the local newspaper at a recording session held once a month, taking no more than an hour, and volunteers who are proficient with laptop use to help with recordings.
The aims of Angus Voice are:
To influence the strategic direction of Adult Mental Health Services locally, regionally and nationally, and contribute to their overall improvement;
To support Contributors to become actively involved in the planning, development, evaluation and improvement of mental health services delivered by the statutory, voluntary and independent sectors in Angus;
To raise awareness of mental health issues within the wider community, including in Further Education establishments; and challenge the stigma associated with mental ill health.
Why is Angus Voice Important?
People with direct experience of mental health problems have a unique perspective and expertise. Collective advocacy is an opportunity to harness this expertise and use it to benefit and influence the ways in which mental health services in Angus are developed and run, to educate professionals and the public, and to empower and influence contributors’ lives.
We work across Angus, and our office is based in the Angus Independent Advocacy building at 60 High Street, Arbroath DD11 1AW.
Website Address http://angusvoice.co.uk
We’re always keen to hear from people who have lived experience, and who have made use of mental health services in Angus.
For more information, telephone Participation Development Workers (job share partners) Sheila 07760 753293 or Callum 07736 679399 or email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
How to volunteer in this shop
Call the number on this page to find out which roles your local shop has available. As a shop volunteer you are the visible face of the charity and make a big difference to how the public sees us and the work we do. You will help make our shops a success on the high street, meet new people and get retail experience.
What items can I donate?
Men’s, women’s and children’s clothing
Accessories including shoes, belts, handbags and jewellery
Quality homeware – anything from cushions to crockery
Books, CDs and DVDs
Mobile phones and used printer cartridges
Electricals (but please check with your local shop before you donate these)
What not to donate
White goods such as fridges and washing machines
Damaged or broken goods
Please contact your local council if you wish to dispose of these.
How to donate
Find your nearest shop and drop in your donations. Each bag that you donate to us could be worth £25, based on the average bag value, which goes directly to supporting our groundbreaking work.
The four Family Support Teams provide services for children, young people and their families aged 0-16 years, providing a range of early intervention services on an individual and group work basis. Services are provided depending on the needs of each child and family.
Child and Family Centre
East Mary Street
Carnoustie Access Office
26 High Street
03452 777 778
Broomfield Resource Centre
GEMS is a non-religious and non-political group so everybody can come in to unwind regardless of their views and background.
The Shed is a space for ALL activities.
Speaking to members of the community often there is an impression the Shed is exclusively a Joinery workshop, or that it is only for retirees. Nothing could be further from the truth. ANYTHING you can imagine doing can be done within the Shed. Woodworking can of course be done, as can Metal Working, Glass Blowing, Computer Skills, Electrical and Mechanical projects, basic Automotive refurbishment and Repair right down to board games and sewing. What do you want to do?
The Shed can also be a place to start a new hobby or sport. We will try over time to build an inventory of equipment to use for various activities.
Do you or someone else you know have a hearing loss? FREE Lipreading classes can help. Come and join a lipreading class today.
Learn skills that will help you to cope with everyday situations that you may be struggling with and share your experiences with other people who have a hearing loss.
Learn how your hearing aids works and about equipment to help with your hearing loss e.g. smoke alarms, television aids, flashing doorbells, alarm clocks and amplified phones. (Most of the equipment is FREE).
You will also learn about communication; including coping with the impact of deafness, looking, listening, problem solving, facial expressions, body language and relaxation.
Visits from outside agencies will include:- Deaf Action, Action on Hearing Loss, Hearing Link, Hearing Dogs for the Deaf, Fire Service, and many more.
Advice on tinnitus cochlear implants, access to work, getting benefits and much more. For more information contact:- Susan Brown 01250 872861 or 07940333924.
Hillside Village Hall
We are a small playgroup based in hillside. We currently have 18 children on our books but can take up to 24. We take children from 2 1/2 to 4 they use this as a base for their early years education before they move onto nursery.
27 Hamilton Green
Home-Start Angus offers a unique service to young families. We offer regular support at home to parents-to-be and to those bringing up pre-school children. Our organisation recognises that for all of us that are bringing up or have brought up young children it can be hard. We are never quite prepared for the emotional onslaught of parenting responsibilities and when other factors such as not living near extended family, experiencing poor mental health, relationship difficulties, becoming a lone parent, poor housing or battling to get help for a child that has additional needs, parents can find themselves feeling overwhelmed and guilty that they are not coping.
We recruit, train and support volunteers with parenting experience. Many of them used Home-Start services themselves when they were bringing up young children and want to give something back. Our volunteers are sensitively matched with families referred to our organisation and undertake to visit them weekly for a few hours and offer an extra pair of hands, a listening ear or chumming up parents to help them make links with local services outside the home. The biggest difference they make however is through the relationship of trust they build with parents.
We also offer opportunities for parents and children to meet together through our “Bumps and Beyond” and “Friday Group” meetings.
Links Park Community Trust was established in 2011 with one very simple goal; to utilise the power and widespread appeal of sport to inspire change.
Using the facilities provided by Links Park Stadium in Montrose, and alternative venues throughout Angus and the Mearns, LPCT are developing and delivering an extensive range of innovative sporting, healthy and educational programmes, each of which are designed to meet identified local need.
Provost Johnston Road
“The foodbank was there when we really needed it, it was an absolute lifeline.”
We don’t think anyone in our community should have to face going hungry. That’s why we provide three days’ nutritionally balanced emergency food and support to local people who are referred to us in crisis. We are part of a nationwide network of foodbanks, supported by The Trussell Trust, working to combat poverty and hunger across the UK.
66 New Wynd
Montrose Music Festival or MoFest as it has become affectionately known as takes place at the end of May each year in Montrose, Angus. It has become a much anticipated, annual event across Scotland. The festival committee is a non-profit, volunteer run organisation, dedicated to promoting free live music of all styles and genres, and at all levels, in Montrose and surrounding areas. The festival actively promotes local acts as well as hosting musicians from across the United Kingdom. It has become successful locally, winning the Pride of Angus Award in 2008.
The first MoFest took place in 2008 and was an overwhelming success, bringing thousands of visitors to the town. The main attraction at the inaugural festival was the Friday night opening concert by the legendary Average White Band, who was regarded by many as the perfect band to open the first festival given the original AWB saxophonist Malcolm Duncan’s connection with the town.
Each year, MoFest opens with a Headliner concert on the Friday night which is the only ticketed event of the festival. The rest of the weekend is entirely free to the public. To mark the tenth year of the festival, the committee secured two Headline acts; one on Friday night and the second on Sunday evening to bring the festival to a close.
Saturday and Sunday is when attendees have the chance to pick from around 150 gigs in over 20 venues across the town. Saturday & Sunday also sees the “Big Stage” situated on Montrose’s Historic High Street where you will see a showcase performance from a variety of acts that are also appearing in other venues around the town. This is always hugely popular with families of all ages coming out to enjoy the music and the many stalls and activities that are situated along the closed roads.
As the venues wind down on Sunday evening, we host a “Survivors Night” where people can enjoy a well earned rest (if they have made it through the weekend) and enjoy some impromptu music, laughs and socialising at the end of the festival weekend.
Montrose’s unique urban layout makes its busy town centre an ideal place for this type of event. Most of the venues are within walking distance with the exception of two which are easily accessible by car, bus or taxi… and if you get lost, just look for the Montrose’s imposing 75m high steeple which is the perfect meeting place next to our “Big Stage” with its dominating spire that can be seen all over the town.
2008 May – Average White Band
2009 May – Deacon Blue
2010 Feb – Ocean Colour Scene, May – The Fortunate Sons, June – The Proclaimers
2011 April – Dr Feelgood, May– Skerryvore
2012 May – Eddi Reader
2013 May – Toploader, Nov – Eddi Reader
2014 May – Status Quo, Nov – Amelia Lily, Stooshe & The Loveable Rogues
2015 May – Ash, July – Madness
2016 May – Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Band, Aug – Bryan Adams
2017 May – Deacon Blue, The Beach Boys
Rossie Young People’s Trust was founded as Rossie Reformatory over 150 years ago and has been growing ever since. In 2009 we completed the build of new Secure and Close Support units. These have all the very latest and innovative features that you would expect or wish for. Our 150 years of experience and self development has ensured that the young people in our care receive the best possible environment to allow them to flourish. Rossie, as we are better known, is a registered Charity (SCO19969), a not for profit organisation. Almost exclusively our income is derived from the sale of our residential services to the Scottish Government and Scottish Local Authorities. We believe in, and foster the ethos of, value for money. Rossie is situated in a tranquil, rural environment, with excellent road and rail links to all major cities. We are proud of our long history of providing accommodation, education, care and support to the young people of Scotland. Our staff team undertake this task with all due diligence in what can often be challenging circumstances. The Board of Governors provide independent expertise on a variety of pertinent aspect of our services. These complement the professional, care, education and interventions provided by our highly committed and skilled team. The Board of Governors, Rossie Young Peoples Trust thank you for your interest you have shown in “Rossie”. We extend to you an open invitation to come and visit our facilities and meet the enthusiastic team we have here at Rossie. We can assure you that it will be an “eye opener” and a very rewarding experience.