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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’ […]

Recruiting volunteers COVID-19 lockdown

Anyone engaging new volunteers during this crisis knows that normal best practice processes may be difficult to maintain. It is important to consider how you can adapt your practices and be pragmatic while safely engaging volunteers. It may not be possible to get references for example. Social distancing requirements may make orientation challenging. Here are […]

Website for COVID-19 Mutual Aid

There are many informal neighbourhood COVID-19 response groups popping up daily on Facebook which is brilliant. We are keen to help signpost people who either need the aid as they are vulnerable/self-isolating or people who want to volunteer in their local community. We have chosen to promote this website covidmutualaid.org as a way to signpost effectively to […]

COVID-19: Keeping volunteers & individuals safe

[Updated 29th April with new Government advice on wearing face coverings in public)] The support being offered by both formal 3rd and public sector partners and the many informal neighbourhood groups springing up daily goes to prove that now more than ever people really do ‘make Glasgow’. However, we all still have a responsibility to […]

GCVS Community Supports Around Covid-19

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector – GCVS are developing a Glasgow Community Support around Covid-19 Directory https://bit.ly/2WEKQoY. This Directory will specifically highlight where there are additional services that people can access at this time or where there is spare capacity for new clients. If you’re a Volunteer Involving Organisation, Communuity Interest Company, Informal [voluntary]Community Group who […]

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 […]

Team Challenge – A Different Kind of Saturday!

  Following their successful event in 2019, Leverndale Hospital is once again hosting a “Meander for Mental Health” on Saturday 19th September from 1pm – 4pm.  Community members will be invited to explore the grounds and surrounding green spaces. Volunteers are required from 11am – 5pm.  This will enable organisers to brief everyone and direct […]

Interpreter Appointments Available

Volunteer Glasgow has recruited volunteer Interpreters to help speakers of other languages find the correct volunteering role. The project will begin on Tuesday 3rd March. SLOTS WILL BE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To book an appointment for your service users, please phone Volunteer Glasgow on 0141 226 3431. Please note – anyone turning up without […]

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