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Recruiting volunteers COVID-19 lockdown

Anyone engaging new volunteers during this crisis knows that normal best practice processes may be difficult to maintain. It is important to consider how you can adapt your practices and be pragmatic while safely engaging volunteers. It may not be possible to get references for example. Social distancing requirements may make orientation challenging. Here are […]

Website for COVID-19 Mutual Aid

There are many informal neighbourhood COVID-19 response groups popping up daily on Facebook which is brilliant. We are keen to help signpost people who either need the aid as they are vulnerable/self-isolating or people who want to volunteer in their local community. We have chosen to promote this website covidmutualaid.org as a way to signpost effectively to […]

COVID-19: Keeping volunteers & individuals safe

[Updated Thursday 2nd April with link to latest guidance on PVG from Volunteer Scotland] The support being offered by both formal 3rd and public sector partners and the many informal neighbourhood groups springing up daily goes to prove that now more than ever people really do ‘make Glasgow’. However, we all still have a responsibility […]

GCVS Community Supports Around Covid-19

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector – GCVS are developing a Glasgow Community Support around Covid-19 Directory https://bit.ly/2WEKQoY. This Directory will specifically highlight where there are additional services that people can access at this time or where there is spare capacity for new clients. If you’re a Volunteer Involving Organisation, Communuity Interest Company, Informal [voluntary]Community Group who […]

COVID-19 – what volunteers and organisations should know

[Updated: Tues 31st March with link to readyscotland.org plus advice on volunteering during ‘lockdown’ and helpful tips for those needing to recruit new volunteers.] See the relevant section below if: 1. You want to volunteer to help 2. You are organising a local group or managing an organisation and: Need more help from volunteers and/or […]

Team Challenge – A Different Kind of Saturday!

  Following their successful event in 2019, Leverndale Hospital is once again hosting a “Meander for Mental Health” on Saturday 19th September from 1pm – 4pm.  Community members will be invited to explore the grounds and surrounding green spaces. Volunteers are required from 11am – 5pm.  This will enable organisers to brief everyone and direct […]

Yorkshire Building Society Staff Branch Out!

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 […]

Interpreter Appointments Available

Volunteer Glasgow has recruited volunteer Interpreters to help speakers of other languages find the correct volunteering role. The project will begin on Tuesday 3rd March. SLOTS WILL BE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To book an appointment for your service users, please phone Volunteer Glasgow on 0141 226 3431. Please note – anyone turning up without […]

CEIS Volunteering Squad – Team Offer

CEIS has 40 members of staff hoping to roll up their sleeves and undertake a great big community task on Friday 5th June 2020. The team of colleagues want to use their one volunteering day per year to help out where they are needed. If you want them to do a litter pick – they […]

Eat, Sleep, Clothes, Meet

Throughout the city over the festive period, a range of services is available for those most in need. Individuals can receive a variety of support including; chaplaincy, education advice, outreach support, Healthcare provision meals, clothes and washing facilities.

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