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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

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:

  • Two Women – One Team Offer – They Are Mighty! SSEN have two members of staff who would like to hear from charities in Glasgow who are needing a bit of help with any of the following:   Communication/Stakeholder Engagement Economics Gardening Painting Supporting Events Assistance in Cafes or Charity Shops Helping to man the stalls etc. If you are in need of help in any of these areas – contact Sarah and Hannah ...
  • Funding Available to Make Smiles Happen! The Scottish Government has committed £2.5 million to reduce oral health inequalities.  This is an open and competitive fund and is available for community groups, third sector organisations or public bodies to apply to. Grants between £7000 and £30,000 per annum for up to  2 years and 9 months are now available to small to medium-sized ...
  • D of E volunteers are looking for you! Many young Glaswegians are currently looking for volunteering opportunities for their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, and seeking a whole range of opportunities.  They bring with them youth, enthusiasm and fresh ideas – do you have any opportunities that would be suitable? A volunteering recruitment event is taking place on Thursday 21st March in the Royal Concert ...
  • Need some help with our digital advertising services? Due to the success of the workshops on our digital advertising services which we ran in January, we have decided to continue these sessions once a month! If you want to brush up, get advice or you are not sure where to begin – please come along and we will get you advertising your roles in ...
  • A Wide Ranging Team Offer! JP Morgan has a large pool of employees who are all allocated a volunteer day.  Alan has contacted Volunteer Glasgow to ask if there is any charity or community groups out there who could use a team of 20 people for any tasks anytime from March onward. This group of willing helpers are happy to be ...
  • Feeding the Future! – Glasgow Children’s Food Programme. VOLUNTARY ACTION FUND (VAF) INVITE YOU TO ATTEND INFORMATION SESSIONS ON APPLYING FOR: FUNDING FOR GLASGOW CHILDREN’S FOOD PROGRAMME If you are a voluntary or community organisation who organises meals for children during the school holidays – this information is important to you. VAF are pleased to announce that the Glasgow Children’s Food Programme will be running for ...
  • Aye Write 2019 FREE Tickets for community groups Aye Write! is Glasgow’s Book Festival and this year runs from 14 – 31 March 2019. They are offering a limited number of free tickets across the festival programme to community members who wouldn’t otherwise purchase tickets and are particularly keen to encourage those who are contributing to and participating in the free events to ...
  • A Gas of a Team Offer! 🔥 #British Gas Team Offer

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