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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.

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:

  • Reach Out – They’ll Be There! – Team Offer Are you a charity or community group in Glasgow?  Do you have a job that you just don’t have time to do? It could be painting a room, clearing out cupboards, weeding gardens or anything else you have on your ‘to do’ list! Amanda from Lloyds Banking Group has a team of 10 willing volunteers ready ...
  • Networking Day – Book Your Place! Volunteer Managers wishing to attend the next Volunteer Glasgow Networking Day should book their place now!  The events will take place on: Tuesday 21st February – 9.30am – 1pm or Thursday 23rd February – 9.30am – 1pm The networking days will take place at Victim Support Offices at 10 Bothwell Street. Anne Ferguson from Disclosure Scotland will be delivering training ...
  • Help a young person Move On! Move On is now recruiting for its next Mentor training which starts in February 2017. The role of a volunteer mentor is to work with a young person and provide a supportive relationship: setting and achieving realistic goals that the young person has identified. The aim is to connect a young person with social, cultural and ...
  • Sing Your Heart Out – Special Offer! Here’s a great offer that doesn’t come along every day! Andrew is a singer who would like to contribute his time to various charities and community groups throughout Glasgow. He can perform at a fundraising event for you – or can host sing-a-long sessions for your service users.  He also wants you to know that he’s got ...
  • Annual Report 2016 Thank you to everyone that has supported our work over the last year… All our achievements in 2016 wouldn’t have been possible without you! Our Annual Report summarises the differences we made to the lives of people in Glasgow in the year to 31st March 2016, gives an outline of our finances and support, and provides ...
  • Volunteer Managers Networking mornings – dates for 2017 Save the date! – our regular Networking Mornings for Volunteer Managers return in 2017 and we’ve set the dates.
  • The Main Chair Want to support those with eating disorders? Have you experience with this clinical population and business skills, including board management? This would be a lead role with other chair people of the charity. Min age 25
  • Call the Paparazzi! Calling all volunteer-involving organisations who might wish to take advantage of professional photography skills this festive season and beyond! Perhaps you have a special event coming up and would like somebody with the right experience and skills to document it? Raj is a professional photographer available to volunteer his skills any evening, as well as ...

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