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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)Get the most from VG

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:

  • Yorkshire Building Society Staff Branch Out! Staff at YBS are keen to get out of the branch and into your organisations to lend a hand right through 2020. Previously staff have helped out at local foodbanks, tidied up school gardens, decorated trees and wrapped selection boxes at Marie Curie Hospice Christmas Fayre as well as stuffing envelopes with leaflets at Strathcarron Hospice ...
  • Interpreter Appointments Available Volunteer Glasgow has recruited volunteer Interpreters to help speakers of other languages find the correct volunteering role. The project will begin on Tuesday 3rd March. SLOTS WILL BE AVAILABLE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. To book an appointment for your service users, please phone Volunteer Glasgow on 0141 226 3431. Please note – anyone turning up without an appointment will not ...
  • Finance & Book-keeping – Special Offer Volunteer Laura is qualified in Bookkeeping, Sage Accounts, and Sage Payroll.  She is currently looking for a volunteering role with a charity to help her gain experience to improve her employability opportunities. She is good with figures, has AAT qualifications, is great with office packages and has excellent customer service skills. Laura has stated that she would like ...
  • volunteering toolkit workshop – for referral agencies Volunteer Glasgow’s Organisation Toolkit is proving to be a big success.  To meet demand – we have organised one more training workshop this month (more training dates will be confirmed very soon) for referral agency staff. The aim of these workshops is to support staff members when they explain the benefits of volunteering to their service ...
  • CEIS Volunteering Squad – Team Offer CEIS has 40 members of staff hoping to roll up their sleeves and undertake a great big community task on Friday 5th June 2020. The team of colleagues want to use their one volunteering day per year to help out where they are needed. If you want them to do a litter pick – they are willing ...
  • Canals are Calling!! – Team Challenge If you are a team looking for a one day challenge in Glasgow and environs – then complete the form below and press send! John & Carol from  Scottish Canals have always got a wide variety of team challenges available. You could be helping to clear up waterways, weed footpaths, undertake a litter pick or any number ...
  • Count You In? – Team Offer Staff at Nationwide are keen to put down their calculators, step away from their spreadsheets and roll up their sleeves to help a charitiable organisation for a full day in February or March. Do you have a project or piece of work they could help with? Maybe gardening, painting or cleaning? In the past a group ...
  • Eat, Sleep, Clothes, Meet Throughout the city over the festive period, a range of services is available for those most in need. Individuals can receive a variety of support including; chaplaincy, education advice, outreach support, Healthcare provision meals, clothes and washing facilities.

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