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Volunteering during the Covid-19 pandemic

Winter: getting through it together. What you should know

Winter: getting through it together

The Winter Mental Health Campaign aims to provides useful resources and uplifting stories.

Impact of Funding Decisions

An update on our services, office move, Games for Good, AGM and getting through the Winter together.

New opportunities with Meals Collective! 🥦🥕🥑

Meals Collective are looking for volunteers to support their community food initiative! They have three exciting new roles on offer, so there are plenty of ways to get involved! Meals Collective is a non-profit organisation providing healthy comfort food and food parcels to those that need extra support during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. They […]

Impact of Council funding decisions

Like many other third sector organisations in the city, we are expecting delayed decisions very soon from the Council on grant funding for services from 1st October onwards.
Although our Befriending & Mentoring Services will be unaffected, if you use (or have an interest in) our Volunteering Services, we’ve provided an update for you on the status of all our services and a summary of the potential impact should the Council reduce grant support for Volunteer Glasgow.

Our new online organisation support services!

Volunteer Glasgow’s Organisations Support Team are ready to support you with your volunteering needs. Whether you are starting out with involving volunteers, looking to develop your volunteering programme or just keen to connect with the volunteers you need. Over the last few months we have developed workshops, resources and events to provide them online so they are accessible to you.

Re-opening post lockdown advice

As organisations are starting to re-open premises after lockdown, there are many questions/issues to consider regarding safeguarding advice. We have shared some links to useful resources and shared some of our own measures that we will implement.

Glasgow’s Volunteering Charter; calling all Third Sector Organisations in Glasgow!

Volunteer Glasgow had originally put out a call for Registrations of Interest for Glasgow’s Volunteering Charter (GVC) in May this year. With hindsight we understand that many Glasgow Third Sector Organisations may not have been in a position to make initial Registrations of Interest for Glasgow’s Volunteering Charter at the time due to Covid-19 protocols. […]

Jill Stafford

I think it was kismet that led me to Sumayya and Kaleyard.

Elaine’s Story

As a human nutrition & dietetic student from Glasgow Caledonian University, I was looking for a volunteer opportunity involving food in the community. With experience as an NHS ward volunteer for over three years assisting at patient mealtimes and promoting eating well, I was keen to build capabilities outwith the healthcare environment. I was first […]

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