Volunteer Glasgow Blog
My name is Lilian and I’m a fully trained and qualified Counsellor/Therapist currently working as a Counsellor with Cruse Bereavement in Glasgow.
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.
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 […]
Happy Volunteers’ Week to all! We thought this was an appropriate week to take a breath, gather 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! We will update and recirculate this blog as and when we […]
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 […]
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 […]
…for Covid-19, recovery and beyond Paul, Kirsty, Suzanne and David reflect on some of the key issues we all need to consider if we want to build on the incredibly positive volunteering responses to the pandemic, to manage an effective recovery and achieve a fairer, wellbeing economy. Thank you! As we celebrate national Volunteers Week, […]
Volunteering with Kaleyard has completely changed my life in more ways than one. Not only do I have a role I love but it has changed me as a person in several ways. After a few tough years and being in a dark place for a long time, I was at a crossroads and […]
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.
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 […]