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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 […]

The Importance of Volunteering

…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, […]

Gillian’s Story

  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 […]

Sew nice to have your support – Volunteer Special Offer!

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.

Up to 30 Days of Assistance – Team Offer

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 […]

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 […]

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