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Volunteers’ Week 1st – 7th June 2020: Express Gratitude

Volunteer Glasgow hopes that you are all staying safe and healthy during these unprecedented times. Despite the challenging circumstances, the last few weeks have passed very quickly and, as you will hopefully be aware, national Volunteers’ Week is fast approaching – it takes place from 1st – 7th June. Due to circumstances, this year’s event […]

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 […]

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: […]

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.

Play Therapy – Special Offer Volunteer

Okay – if you manage or work for a charity – you know its not business as usual at the moment – but you may be undertaking a bit of forward planning of services for after lockdown ends – so this special offer may be of interest. Hannah is hoping to offer her skills as […]

Sew nice to have your support – Volunteer Special Offer!

Julie is offering her skills as a machinest to help make or sew protective equipment such as visors or scrubs for frontline staff during the COVID 19 pandemic.

Volunteer Managers Networking Events – Book Now!

Even in these unique and challenging times, Volunteer Glasgow is here to help and as part of that we are pleased to announce that we will be hosting a series of online networking events (via ZOOM) for volunteer managers in May. We hope you agree that networking is possibly even more important now than ever […]

Up to 30 Days of Assistance – Team Offer

There’s a team of 5 workers from the Home Office 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. The team are willing to work weekends and/or night shifts and will consider any task that needs done. They can’t 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 […]

Update: Coronavirus (Covid-19) and Glasgow’s response

17th April – emerging needs and developments

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’ […]

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