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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:

  • 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 ...
  • Introducing our New Toolkit! Organisations that provide services to individuals and groups who require a little extra support may want to take up this free offer from Volunteer Glasgow. Volunteer Glasgow has developed a  Toolkit & Trainers Workshop for staff members to run interactive participative workshops for their service users. The toolkit and workshop is free of charge to public and ...
  • Qualitrol Can I Do For You! Team Offer A team of between 5 – 10 employees from Qualitrol – DMS is looking for a 1 day volunteering challenge between the dates of 7th October – 11th October. The group is very keen to do some outdoor tasks  – even  strenuous ones.  They want to be able to make a positive impact on the community ...
  • Brexit & EU Citizens – Briefing Session for Third Sector Workers & Volunteers Brexit & EU Citizens: briefing session for third sector workers and volunteers Do you work with EU citizens? Do they have questions about Brexit? Learn about the “EU settlement scheme” and the right of EEA citizens and their families to reside in the UK after Brexit, as well as other questions about UK citizenship and matters ...
  • Singing For Pleasure! Megan is new to Glasgow and would like to get to know people through volunteering – using her remarkable singing talents.  If you are community group – a charity or a not for profit organisation – you could call on Megan to lift your staff’s and service users spirits with singing. If you would like her ...
  • Trustee Position – OSCR Experience If you have experience of interacting with OSCR (Scottish Charities Register) your expertise would be very much appreciated by TRACTion Cancer Support. Volunteers who are over 16 years of age with experience of Charity Registrations and ongoing processes would be very welcome. For more information click the link below Trustee    
  • Sunshine Days with Harry! – Special Offer Volunteer Harry is an older gentleman who has returned to his homeland of Scotland after travelling around various parts of the world and earning his living as an entertainer.  Harry loves to sing – and is hoping that older people in Glasgow would like to singalong with him! He would love to hear from care homes, older ...
  • Does your organisation need some helping hands? West College Scotland is looking for an exciting opportunity for ten of its students in their last year at college, who are looking to learn new skills and to find out more about different types of volunteering. 

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