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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:

  • 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.
  • Dreams Come True – Team Challenge Dreams Come True is a UK children’s charity. Our mission is quite simply to enrich the lives of children and young people with serious and life-limiting conditions across the country by making their dreams come true. Over the last 30 years we have fulfilled dreams for more than 6,000 children and young people as well ...
  • Canal You Help – Team Challenge Teams looking for an outdoor challenge may be interested in this challenge from Scottish Canals. John at Scottish Canals tells us he can take teams of any size who are willing to help keep Scotland’s Canal’s and environment clean and tidy. Friday 29th November teams are urgently required to help with litter picking at the Forth & ...
  • Volunteering Toolkit Workshop Sessions – Referral Agencies Volunteer Glasgow’s Organisation Toolkit is proving to be a big success.  To meet demand – we have organised 3 more training workshops for referral agency staff. The aim of these workshops is to  support staff members when they explain the benefits of volunteering to their  service users.  Individuals will then be able  to assess whether or ...
  • Team Challenges – At Your Convenience If you are a team of people looking for a 1 day volunteering challenge – Scottish Canals may be able to accommodate your request.  Just contact John or Carol by completing the form below and we’ll get in touch to arrange the dates. Volunteering Activities available deliver benefits in the following areas Communities and Regeneration Environment and Heritage Learning ...
  • Need volunteers over Christmas? 🎁 The inquiries are starting flooding in from potential volunteers excited and ready to contribute time during the season of goodwill. Tell us about any volunteering needs you have so we can promote it and connect people with you.
  • Adventures on Offer! Are you part of a group of people who would benefit from guided walk or cycling experience?  Do you work with people with mental health issues, physical disabilities, learning disabilities or just any other group that you feel would benefit from this type of activity? Macs Adventures staff have a great deal of experience of walking ...
  • New Drop In Hours At Volunteer Glasgow From Tuesday 1st October – Volunteer Glasgow’s drop in hours are changing.       Tuesday:           morning drop-in – 10.30 – 12.30pm          Tuesday:          afternoon drop-in  – 1.30pm – 4pm Wednesday:    morning drop-in – 10.30 – 12.30pm  Wednesday:    afternoon drop-in  1.30pm – 4pm Thursday:       morning drop-in – 10.30am ...

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