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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.

Lilian McDade

My name is Lilian and I’m a fully trained and qualified Counsellor/Therapist currently working as a Counsellor with Cruse Bereavement in Glasgow. 

Wiktoria Maria Sapko

I have always believed in doing the right thing and helping others when they need it most – that’s why I was ecstatic and proud when I learned that I was accepted into PSYV.

Lillian’s story

Meet Lillian – a volunteer with the charity Horatio’s Garden. The charity works to create and nurture beautiful garden spaces in NHS spinal centres to support everyone affected by spinal injury. Scotland’s National Spinal Injuries Unit is based at The Queen Elizabeth University Hospital here in Glasgow. The garden was created by acclaimed garden designer […]

COVID19 Volunteering; Information for Volunteer Managers

  At Volunteer Glasgow we have gathered our thoughts on a range of issues facing volunteer involving organisations across the city and provide some hopefully helpful thoughts, advice and guidance. We hope you agree! Key Issues In order to design and deliver effective support services Volunteer Glasgow has recently carried out a series of activities […]

Zachary’s story

It was a cold and rainy day when we took the train from our house sit near Stirling to volunteer with Sumayya at Kaleyard. The location was a little hard to find – the wind had blown down the sign for the Old Barn in an obscure part of Pollok County Park – and our […]

Raouda’s story

Whilst living in Syria Raouda worked with an international software company that involved her travelling to different parts of the world. She also volunteered with the India for Arts programme, which used different methods including yoga, and trauma management to help people overcome the horrors of war and conflict. She coordinated health campaigns and organized […]

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