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Volunteers’ Week 2020

Celebrate the commitment and dedication that so many of us have shown through volunteering over the last year. The annual national celebration gives us all an opportunity to say thank you to the thousands of people volunteering for their massive contribution to the city throughout the past 12 months, including all the people who have […]

Up to 30 days assistance – Team Offer

The Home Office has a team of 5 who can offer between them 25-30 days (or nights) volunteering to any charity or community organisation in Glasgow who needs a bit of help.

60 Pairs of Willing Hands – Covid 19 Assistance

St Andrew’s First Aid would like to offer assistance with any efforts to support individuals in their local communities throughout Glasgow during the Covid-19 outbreak. They are  a volunteer-led organisation, with groups who meet throughout the city. The organisation has 60 volunteers who are willing to undertake roles wherever they are needed.  The volunteers aren’t […]

Saltire Awards for Covid-19 youth volunteering 💖 🙌

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’ […]

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 29th April with new Government advice on wearing face coverings in public)] 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 to […]

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: Thurs 2nd April with new guidance re PVG – see safeguarding link – 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: […]

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 […]

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