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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 Support Fund – now OPEN – closing date 14/7/17 The Volunteering Support Fund is now open, until Friday 14 July 2017.  The Fund supports organisations to recruit additional volunteers (who will contribute towards delivering a new volunteering project, or extending/expanding an existing one) and improve how volunteers are supported in their role. Grants of between £7,500 and £10,000 are now available to small to medium-sized ...
  • 100,000 Saltire Awards for Scotland’s Young People …a Legacy 2014 success story
  • Glasgow 2014: has there been a Legacy? Recent report and associated headlines suggest we’ve failed collectively to capitalise on the success of volunteering at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: this is what we think…
  • If You Everis Need A Hand! – Team Offer Everis employees are hoping to team up and help out one or more charities in Glasgow.  The team (of between 5 & 10 people) are willing to undertake almost any task, including: gardening or environmental projects; helping out at lunch clubs; decorating; running a workshop to teach people spreadsheets. Ting from Everis would like to hear ...
  • Volunteering can work for you! Our Volunteering Works programme encourages volunteering as an employability progression route.
  • Maryhill Burgh Halls call to action! Living local to it or just interested in the historical building? Make a difference by contributing your experience. Min age 16
  • Sponsor the YPBS Men’s 10k team! Volunteer Glasgow’s Young Persons’ Befriending Service (YPBS) matches vulnerable young people with adult volunteers, trained and supported by YPBS. The resulting relationships offer support and opportunity to the young people as well as learning and reward to the volunteers. What befrienders offer young people (and vice versa) is priceless but we need your help! If you ...
  • Take Your Pick – HSBC At Your Service – Team Offer(s) Ashley from HSBC has contacted Volunteer Glasgow to let us know that they have teams of 10 – 12 people on dates throughout the year available at your service. If you are a voluntary organization, charity or community group with a big task you don’t have time to do yourself – perhaps Ashley and her workmates ...

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