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Pledge #2 resources & support

Charter LogoHow can my organisation ensure our opportunities are accessible to all sections of the community?

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  • An opportunity for a wide range of young people to engage in police related activities; Police Scotland Young Volunteers has proved that ‘youth volunteering’ can bring remarkable benefits and outcomes. Read more and watch film
  • Through embracing diversity in all its expression, Maryhill Integration Network has not only helped develop a more cohesive community, but has empowered many people to contribute hugely as individuals to that shared endeavour. Read more and watch film
  • The Thrive Programme enables young people aged 14+ to develop their skills and confidence as activity leaders, delivering more PEEK play programmes for the benefit of more children across Glasgow. Read more and watch film
  • Recognising the importance of language in maximising the visitor experience, Glasgow Museums’ pioneering approach to engaging volunteers with specific skills, has proved powerfully effective. Read more and watch film
  • Effective engagement and the flexibility of roles have been crucial to the inclusive approach to volunteering at Glasgow Women’s Library.Read more and watch film
  • Glasgow Life has tapped into the generosity of a diverse group of IT-savvy volunteers to maximise the possibilities for people to survive and thrive in the digital world with learning support in Glasgow Libraries. Read more and watch film
  • Well aware of the fact that until recently the people volunteering at CHAS didn’t reflect the diversity of the population, the organisation has (a) developed new, more flexible volunteering activities for families, young people under 16, specialists, and (b) has involved an equalities specialist to volunteer to help revamp their systems to enable more inclusive and targeted donations of time, skills, expertise, fun, energy and hugs: more (and different) ways to volunteer at CHAS
  • Winners of the Alistair Malloy Inspire Award for Inclusion and Diversity in 2015, Glasgow Life’s Host City Volunteer Programme at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games worked hard with partners, collaborating with people to co-design different elements and involving people from all over the city. You can click on this link to the Glasgow Life web site to access the Programme evaluation reports: Glasgow 2014 Host City Volunteer Programme evaluations
  • Collaborating with partner organisations to successfully involve people from diverse backgrounds in their volunteering opportunities was a key element in the work of the Award’s other finalists. Click on these links through to their web sites:

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