Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action is an independent charity that aims to ensure the third sector (charities, social enterprises, community and voluntary groups etc.) is robust, resilient and delivers high quality services for the people of Dundee.

We provide a wide range of support to third sector organisations and have expertise in a wide range of skills and topics including governance, funding, legislation, policy, planning and problem solving to name just a few key areas.

We have a primary role in ensuring the continuation and development of a vibrant third sector in Dundee, and achieve this by supporting organisations to be:

  • well governed and managed to enable them to deliver quality outcomes
  • better connected and able to influence and contribute to public policy

Dundee Volunteer and Voluntary Action is a Registered Charity (No. SC000487) and a Company Limited by Guarantee (No.SC093088), and began life as Dundee Association for Social Services in 1953. The change in name was made in 1988 to reflect our changing role as a member organisation promoting community welfare more directly through voluntary action.