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
Colourful Carnoustie is a group of volunteers who are dedicated to improving the environment, primarily through developing and maintaining the floral ‘look’ of the town. We work with local schools and organisations and in both 2015 and 2016 Carnoustie won gold awards in the Beautiful Scotland competition. We took a year out in 2017 but are now gearing ourselves up for a vigorous and enjoyable 2018, especially with the Open in the town this July.
Carnoustie to Barry is a long town. Our efforts to date have mostly been focused on the town centre, but we would like to expand west along Dundee Street and Barry Road. And to do this we need help! Help of any kind is much appreciated, whether in providing ideas, helping with projects, an hour or two of planting up or weeding, taking responsibility for watering one or some planters, fund-raising, or simply following us on Facebook and spreading the word.
30 Glebe Court
This service is available for elderly residents within Kirriemuir, surround area and Angus.
The centre is open Monday – Saturday, looking to open on a Sunday.
Enabling people to live independently in their own homes longer, for social contact and respite.
Volunteer driver service may be available to people out with the Kirriemuir area.
Fireworks for Arbroath was founded in November 2014.
That was the year Angus Council stopped providing organised fireworks displays for the community to attend.
A community group was set up, and fundraising began in earnest.
We held hugely successful displays at Inchcape Park in 2015 and 2016.
We then became victims of our own success and Inchape was deemed unsafe by the authorities for the amount of spectators.
So with trepidation in 2017 we headed to our first display at RM Condor.
This was also a great success, with Police Scotland estimating spectators at over 7000 people.
We fundraise all year round and we always need extra volunteers on the night.
This year our display will be Saturday 3rd November 2018 (again at RM Condor).
We are always looking for volunteer Befrienders who could commit to an hour or so each week to visit an elderly lonely person in Carnoustie and district.
115 High Street
Penumbra Angus Nova Service offers support to individuals experiencing mental health challenges to engage more fully into their community, by helping them to access mainstream activities and groups such as further education, sports, clubs and work, whether voluntary or paid. The service is available to anyone living in Angus, over the age of 16 years.”
“Kirrie Connections is a community hub that serves as the base for the Dementia Friendly Kirriemuir Project. The hub is a place where people living with dementia and their carers can get advice, support and form new friendships. We work with a variety of other partners, including Alzheimer Scotland and the Angus Carer’s Centre. The hub is open 5 days a week, Monday to Friday from 9:30am- 4pm, and offers sessions ranging from arts and crafts to sporting memories.
We are currently looking for volunteers to help support our activities, and are also looking for people living with dementia and their carers to be directly involved in telling us what they want from the project.
Would you like to join us and be part of this group?
The role of the PAG member is to represent the Patient Population in assisting the improvement of the Practice, but will not deal with complaints or own personal issues. These should be directed to the Practice Manager at the Medical Practice.
The group is open to patients of the Practice aged 16 years and above.
We should meet every 4 months, but if the Practice requires some input or help from the group an extra meeting will be required.
Meetings are usually held over a lunchtime period. They are held at the Practice and take between 1-2 hours, depending on the Agenda.
We are at present a small group but, if you think you would like to help the Practice, Community and yourselves as patients, we would be delighted to see you.
If you would like some more information, please leave your name, address and telephone number at the Reception desk at the Practice, or telephone: Practice Manager, Monifieth Medical Practice on 01382 534301 after 2pm.
Arbroath Street Pastors first appeared on the town centre streets of Arbroath in July 2011 and are now well known by those who regularly out enjoying themselves on a Saturday night between 10 pm and 3 am.
Street pastors are trained volunteers from local churches who care about their community.
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
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
First Sunday of each month. To learn and teach traditional folk dance routine. To take part in displays and to participate in international folk dancing festivals. Help manage the association’s affairs. Raise money to finance overseas participation. Train and develop. Volunteers must be 17 years and over.
Our branch is run by volunteers with the aim of giving help, support and friendship to people in the Angus area who have MS. We also offer help and assistance to others affected by MS such as friends, family and carers of people with MS. Help with fund-raising. Help out at social events. Drive community bus. Grants, political lobbying, research.
To preserve all aspects of railway history in Scotland, and operate vintage steam and diesel trains for the benefit of tourists and locals on Sundays in summer. Volunteers work at weekends restoring and maintaining our four-mile railway track and associated engines and rolling stock. On summer Sundays the trains are operated by volunteers.
Arbroath Town Mission operates as both a Church Fellowship and a Community Centre. The Church Fellowship seeks to be a great place for people of all-ages to find out more about God and become part of a growing Christian community, whilst the Centre offers an array of valuable services to our local community.
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.
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.
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
We work in partnership with Angus Health & Social Care Partnership and Angus Alive in all the Angus burghs (except Monifieth) to provide exercise classes at different levels for people with a long-term condition, their partners and carers. These classes take place in Leisure Centres. We also recruit and train volunteers to provide seated exercise classes in Care Homes, Sheltered Housing and to other groups when requested. We take referrals to provide one-to-one exercises for people who are housebound. Further information can be found on the website at www.angusactivityprogramme.wordpress.com
Contact the Elderly is a charity whose aim is to alleviate loneliness in older people through free monthly tea parties. It has been in existence for over 50 years, 47 in Scotland.
Our guests are usually over 75 years old, live alone with little social contact. They have to be able to get in and out of a car and manage a few steps with just a steadying arm, as we do not undertake any caring duties. They have great back stories, and we are always amazed at what we discover. They look forward to the outings enormously as many of them have no family, or family live far away. As they get older, they outlive their friends and it is very difficult for us to understand how awful it must be to sit alone and stare at the walls.
We have volunteer drivers who collect a couple of guests, accompany them to the tea party, and take them home again. Drivers can drive each month or occasionally, and the teas are from 2.00-4.00p.m. on one Sunday a month.
Our hosts provide a simple afternoon tea for a group of guests, usually 6-8 plus drivers, and we try to adjust numbers to suit the host. Hosts usually host once a year, although some people like to host twice.
As you can see, the whole concept is very simple and not at all arduous. The guests make new friends as do our volunteers and what better way of doing good can there be than chatting and eating cake.
For volunteers, eating cake is an important prerequisite and our guests are no slouches in the cake eating stakes either.
I do hope you will consider volunteering with us. It is great fun and our guests really appreciate what we do. If you wish to know more, either tel me on 01356660238, email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the website www.contact-the-elderly.org.uk We also have a local Facebook page Contact the Elderly Angus & the Mearns