The Yard Dundee


Rainbow House,14 Drumlanrig Place, Mid Craigie
Dundee, DD4 8HZ

Phone: 0131 4764506

Contact Details

Communications Manager: Victoria Armour
Phone: 0131 4764506

Organisation Info

Charity No: SCO 02538
Hours: Saturday 11am - 4pm Sunday 11am - 4pm
Aims:The Yard offers adventure play service for disabled children and young people, and support for their families.

Volunteer Screening:  Yes
Expenses Paid:  Yes
Insurance Cover:   Yes
Volunteer Policy:   Yes

What They Do:
Our play team support children to access different play opportunities and experiences, to challenge themselves and to explore their interests and feelings, in a spontaneous and secure setting. Play workers, with the support of volunteers, facilitate play based on the wishes and interests of each child, helping make it happen whilst keeping every child safe. At the end of each session, we write a reflective diary, which our volunteers are encouraged to take part in, to give us feedback on the session, and influence and plan for the next visit.

Depending on our currently available volunteering opportunities, our basic criteria for volunteering at The Yard are as follows : At least 16 years of age able to commit to regular support over a sustained period. Able to pass a Protection of Vulnerable Groups PVG check or Disclosure as appropriate. Able to provide satisfactory references. Willing to work to The Yards policies and procedures, especially Health and Safety, Child Protection and Equality. We ask our potential new volunteers to apply and attend one of our volunteer engagement evenings so we can get to know each other. We can then decide whether we have a suitable volunteering opportunity that will benefit us both.