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COVID-19 – what volunteers and organisations should know

[Updated: Monday 27th July with link to ‘Re-Opening Post Lockdown Advice’, further info re volunteering.] 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 Need guidance on keeping everyone safe (safeguarding) For those […]

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 […]

Danielle’s Story

  I used to volunteer a lot more than I currently do. Moving to Scotland from America presented its fair share of challenges: getting re qualified, moving house, finding steady work and making friends were all things consuming my life. But early this year, I stumbled on Kaleyard at a moment in my life when […]

Adam’s story

Adam took part in our Southside Tasters course with our staff member Francine.   This is his story: I’ve had a troubled background including a spell in prison and substance misuse.  I knew I wanted more out of life so I sought help – and I found it with Street Connect.  This is a wonderful organisation […]

Lewis’s Story

  Lewis recently joined the Aberlour Befriending Young Refugees service in Glasgow as a volunteer befriender. This service was developed to provide social and community support to the increasing number of unaccompanied children and young people arriving in Glasgow and works closely with our Scottish Guardianship Service in the city. A volunteer befriender will support […]

Carole’s Story

  I first began volunteering whilst at University, placed in two very different Organisations by the Student Volunteer Service at Glasgow University. Once established in my future career within the NHS, I wanted to volunteer in a role working with young people. I knew I’d never have children of my own, but was sure I […]

Rhys Donnelly

I volunteer to give back to the community and gain hands-on experience in communicating with people affected by stroke to help prepare me for my future career.

Sophia Anwar

During my search I came across the Young Persons Befriending Service. It sounded amazing! In that I could be a kid again and do fun activities, but most importantly I would be able to see the impact my volunteering had first hand.

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