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Helping you find and manage volunteers

If your club, community group, organisation, event or charity needs volunteers – or needs help inspiring, managing or retaining them – then this is the place to be.  Volunteer Glasgow and our partners have a range of services to offer and there are many ways in which we can help.

How to get the most out of Volunteer Glasgow – view/download/print an updated summary of our services for organisers, volunteer managers, groups and clubs (PDF format, 239kb)

Advertise for free and find the volunteers you need

It’s now even easier to give us volunteer role/opportunity details so that we can advertise them free of charge . With approx 100,000 online opportunity searches every year, plus 1,000s of people phoning, emailing or dropping in to find out where they can do some voluntary work, you can’t afford not to use the FREE registration/advertising service.

Do more with more people volunteering

Plan now to realise a Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy, and harness the ‘goodwill surplus’.

Managing volunteers effectively

Online resources and contacts for further help – there are plenty of excellent information sheets, guides, tool kits, sample policies and documents available to download to help you with managing volunteers; and we’ve listed contact details for other useful guides that can be ordered. How volunteer friendly are you really? Use the process of signing up for the national Volunteer Friendly Award to review just how good you are; find out more about the gold standard Investing in Volunteers award; if you’re from a sports club, are you good enough for the Clubmark award?  And if you’re running a youth group/club you might want to try the ‘Raising your Game‘tool kit. Support, Networking and Training – managing/co-ordinating volunteers can often be a crucial but isolated role: we provide 1-2-1 assistance for people in Glasgow; you can subscribe and contribute to our regular email bulletins and blogs; we facilitate networking and action-planning events; and we provide programmed and bespoke training workshops. Evaluation, Impact & Policy – what difference does volunteering make to your group, club or organisation?  And your members, the people and communities you serve?  How can you prove it, evidence it, and make a better case for resourcing it?

Time Credits: galvanise, organise and deliver

We’ve published a research and consultation report with recommendations on how the mechanism of ‘timebanking’ can reshape how Glasgow cares for our older people. It reviews the health benefits, the economic case, and has recommended how further Change Fund investment can provide a mechanism for addressing one of the most pressing issues facing Glasgow.

View or download a copy of the report (PDF format 227kb)

Latest News for volunteer involving groups/clubs/organisations:

  • Calling Asylum Seekers and Refugees If you are an asylum seeker or a refugee, and are interested in volunteering in Glasgow, Scottish refugee Council’s next Volunteering Information Afternoon is on Thursday the 28th of July 2016 at 2pm – please email to register your details
  • Take a Chance and Move On Move On are currently recruiting for volunteers for two new programmes starting at the end of July. Move On are running their next FareShare Employability Programme! The programme offers volunteering opportunities to young people aged 16-25 that are interested in a career in warehousing and are also looking for young people aged 16-28 for their ...
  • Job Vacancy @ West Glasgow Carers Centre On behalf of the Glasgow Carers Partnership, West Glasgow Carers Centre is currently recruiting for the post of North West Carer Training and Peer Support Coordinator.
  • Proving Volunteering Works! Our Volunteering Works programme encourages volunteering as an employability boosting route.
  • Peter Vardy is here to help! We care about giving back to the communities in which we serve and are not afraid to get our hands dirty! We have a team of around 10-20 enthusiastic volunteers who can help with painting, gardening and doing a general tidy up.
  • SSE team Offer SSE would like to offer a team of around 10-15 volunteers to help out one or more lucky volunteer-involving organisation or charity, possibly over a period of 2-3 days, preferably outdoors as its Summer time!
  • Recruit Young Adult Volunteers. Can you open your doors more to younger enthusiastic volunteers?
  • Experienced Translator/Interpreter Abusaief has an MSc in translation and interpreting from Herriot Watt University, plus experience.

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