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
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.
Latest News for volunteer involving groups/clubs/organisations:
- We’re recruiting for our January 2019 Volunteering Works program. Our Volunteering Works Program encourages volunteering as an employability progression route.
- Mentor Young People Into Business The Princes Trust Scotland is seeking mentors with business experience to assist young people to get their new business off the ground. If you have a good knowledge of business and are willing to share your knowledge with a young person starting out on a new venture, this might be the right opportunity for you. ...
- Go Paper-free with Adrian Adrian can help your organisation become paper-free, using his expertise to set up online forms that will replace the paper ones, saving your organisation time and effort, as well as doing your bit to help the environment.
- It’s A Kind of Magic – Special Offer Volunteer A lovely offer has been made by professional magician Mark Walbank. Mark already does a lot of work in schools and is looking to entertain people from a wider demographic. If you are an organisation working with any people from the following groups, and you think they would enjoy a magic show or perhaps they would like ...
- Scottish Hockey Giving Back – Team Offer The Scottish Hockey team are looking to give back to the community in the month of December. They are looking to support charities or community groups who may need some assistance delivering their programmes/activities or may require some help to carry out odd jobs which often fall by the wayside due to time constraints. There is ...
- We’re recruiting for our Volunteering Works program. Our Volunteering Works Program encourages volunteering as an employability progression route.
- GDA Invites Young Disabled People! GLASGOW DISABILITY ALLIANCE INVITES YOU TO: Young Disabled People Summit – open to young disabled people aged 15 – 30 years of age. If you are living with any type of impairment, disability or long term condition, you might really enjoy this wonderful event The event will take place at a Glasgow City Centre location that (yet ...
- Triple P – for North East Glasgow Parents Rosemount Lifelong Learning is hosting a Triple P course for parents in the North East of Glasgow who have experienced issues with drugs or alcohol. This course is about improving confidence, helping the parent to take care of themselves and work towards fulfilling their potential – and raise happy confident kids. Its not a ...