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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:

  • Office CLOSED Friday 27th and Monday 30th May…
  • Needing Young Adult Volunteers? Can you open your doors more to younger enthusiastic volunteers?
  • Book Your Task with Balfour Beatty – Team Offer. Balfour Beatty Engineering Construction has a team of 10 willing volunteers ready to take on the tasks your charity needs to have done. The group would love to do something that would benefit the local community, so a bit of painting, a bit of gardening,  clearing parks of weeds, cleaning a stock room – or indeed ...
  • Back In The Game – Here To Serve – Team Offer Attention all charities and community groups, especially those of you who have previously responded to this post.  This team previously made an offer – but due to circumstances beyond their control – they were unable to carry it out at the stated time.  HOWEVER – they are now ready to roll – so get your ...
  • Networking mornings – Volunteer Managers Our regular Networking Mornings for Volunteer Managers return in May. You can choose to book to attend on Tuesday 17 May or Friday 20 May, from 9.30 to 12.30, followed by a light lunch and an informal opportunity to network. Both events will be held in Victim Support’s Training Room, 3rd floor (two ...
  • 5 day respite breaks for kids Do you know of any children aged 8 – 15 who need a break? CHICKS offers free 5 day residential breaks to children having a hard time at home or school.  They could be young carers, living in poverty, subject to abuse, or any other situation that’s causing them to have a tough time. CHICKS currently ...
  • This Is Great! – Special Offer Here’s a great offer for organizations.   Ramya has fantastic skills in the following creative IT areas:  Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, 3D keyshot rendering, Design thinking and sketching.  This type of opportunity doesn’t come along very often for charities and community groups  so get in there quick.  Ramya is willing to help organizations create company logos and ...
  • You gotta have faith Faiths in Scotland Community Action Fund’s second application deadline for 2016 is Friday the 29th of April . Local faith based organisations working on anti-poverty projects are encouraged to apply.

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