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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:

  • Volunteering and DWP Welfare Benefits New, updated DWP guidance to be published next week to clarify people’s position.
  • A Team for Every Task! Barnett Waddingham has a team of around 60 staff who are all allowed one day paid leave to volunteer.
  • Team Offer! Sant Nirankari to the rescue! If your organisation could use the help of a ready-made team of around 12-15 volunteers on either the 1st or 3rd Sunday of each month for around 2-3 hours, SNM UK could be the answer!
  • You’ve Got to Have Friends! Volunteer Glasgow is delighted to receive the Volunteer Friendly Award for its Befriending and Mentoring Services.  The team has grown recently to include Laura (Young Carers Mentoring) and Sam (intandem, mentoring for young people looked after at home) but the “auld hands” are still there too. Thanks to our colleagues in the Volunteering team for their ...
  • First organisations receive Volunteering Charter Mark Can your organisation also do more for your beneficiaries/community by involving more volunteers? More people are offering donations of time, skills, energy and expertise: you can harness their support!
  • The Adviser Train Drumchapel Citizen’s Advice are recruiting now for volunteer advisers for their intense fast track training course due to commence on 13 March 2017. Develop new skills, gain more confidence and meet new people. Min age 18
  • Take This! – Team Offer Isabella from United Way is organizing volunteering for up to 4 teams (20 people in total) on behalf of her clients at Lenovo.  This means a few charities, community groups, libraries, community centres or schools –  will benefit from this volunteering contribution.  The teams will provide the resources needed to complete their chosen tasks.  Don’t ...
  • 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 ...

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