Great news! We want to ensure that we recognise and support the great efforts of young people helping in their communities, many of whom won’t have volunteered before, and as such Saltire Awards have relaxed the rules on informal volunteering during the Covid-19 crisis. Young people (aged 12-25) can claim awards up to 100 hours’ […]
Blog posts for the ‘Charter News’ Category
Staff at YBS are keen to get out of the branch and into your organisations to lend a hand right through 2020. Previously staff have helped out at local foodbanks, tidied up school gardens, decorated trees and wrapped selection boxes at Marie Curie Hospice Christmas Fayre as well as stuffing envelopes with leaflets at Strathcarron […]
Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) has conducted a process evaluation of the Charter (phase 1) and has recommended that we roll out the Charter with some minor changes on the basis of Partners’ feedback. A big thank you to everyone that helped with the evaluation. Read the full report…
The Health & Social Care Partnership has been awarded the city’s Volunteering Charter Mark having successfully submitted its baseline census information and publishing a clear action plan for achieving its pledges. Fiona Moss (the HSCP’s Head of Health Improvement and Equalities) received the Charter Mark certificate from Bernadette Monaghan, Volunteer Glasgow’s Chief Executive.
A huge thank you to everyone that worked with us to achieve so much!
Is there a need for a national scheme to better recognise everyone over the age of 25 that volunteers to support public and third sector organisations making Scotland fairer, healthier, and smarter?
And, if so, what should it look like?
Read our short, interim report on what people have told us and what we’re proposing to do next to make it a reality.
…a Legacy 2014 success story
Recent report and associated headlines suggest we’ve failed collectively to capitalise on the success of volunteering at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: this is what we think…
Be inspired by a number of examples of proven ways of creating and expanding volunteering in other organisations and of making opportunities more inclusive. Examples from CHAS, the NHS InS:PIRE programme, Glasgow Homelessness Network, Glasgow Life, Hidden Gardens and the Food Train include family volunteering, young people under 16, peer support/advocacy, equalities processes, achieving buy-in of volunteering across the organisation …
…for welfare benefits claimants published today! Brilliant news. This is a massive step forward, making it easier for people to volunteer, knowing where they stand.