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About Volunteer Glasgow

Volunteer Glasgow is the operating name of the Volunteer Centre – the Centre for Volunteering, Community Action and Employment Initiatives – which was established in 1970, is a company limited by guarantee (166042), is governed by a Board of (experienced and skilled volunteer) Directors, and is registered as a Scottish Charity (SC005462) with the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.  In addition to promoting and supporting volunteering, Volunteer Glasgow has established a successful track record in providing community development, befriending/mentoring, training, community care, and advisory services to the general public and to a range of specific client groups across the city.

Volunteering is the lifeblood of our 21st Century, democratic, civil society. Tens of thousands of people in Glasgow choose to do something without remuneration to run sport and the arts,support other people when they’re vulnerable, provide programmes and activities for our children and young people, govern charities and community groups, raise funds for charity, protect and enhance the environment, develop other people’s skills, provide mutual support, health and social care services, and campaign for change.

Volunteer Glasgow is one of a number of key partners developing and delivering Glasgow’s Volunteering Strategy together with Glasgow Life, GCVS, Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Community Planning Partnership, the NHS, Glasgow’s schools, colleges and universities, the private sector, and the city’s third sector networks.

Our Strategic Plan (2019-24)

…sets out what we aim to do over the next five years and why it is important for the city. View or download a PDF copy by clicking here: Volunteer Glasgow Strategic Plan 2019-24

Our Latest Reports

You can view, download or request copies of our reports by clicking here

Meet the Team

Volunteer Glasgow activities and services wouldn’t be possible without a fantastic team of (volunteer) Directors, paid staff, and people supporting our work through donating their time, skills and energies in a wide range of volunteering roles. Click here to find out who we all are

Becoming a Member

Becoming a member of Volunteer Glasgow is easy and FREE. Membership is open to both individual members and voluntary organisations. By becoming a member you can:

  • Help improve our services
  • Get involved in our conferences and general meetings.

Click here to find out more and/or apply for membership


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