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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)

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:

  • Kindness Starts Here – Team Offer Eight employees at Storage Vault are keen to volunteer for charities or charitable organisations in Glasgow one Friday afternoon every month. The team has stated that they would like to help with projects such as: community gardening, building  or renovation  projects, tidy up green spaces, tasks that help vulnerable people including those experiencing homelessness, elderly, young ...
  • Here To Help 🚂 – Team Offer!! Network Rail has a group of employees who have volunteering days they would like to use.  Teams of between 6 -10 people are available at different times throughout the year – so if you are a charity or community group with a big task you just can’t find time to do, or a mid-week event ...
  • Proving Volunteering Works! Boost you CV and discover how you can increase your employability through volunteering
  • Interested in involving refugees in your volunteering roles? The next Volunteering Information Afternoon (for asylum seekers and refugees) at Scottish Refugee Council will be held on the 27th of September. If you are an agency who would like to present opportunities to asylum seekers and refugees – do get in touch and you can be registered for one of the meetings (held on ...
  • Vote for YPBS while you shop! Thanks to one of our families the Young Persons Befriending Service will receive Bags of Help support from Tesco – £1000, £2000 or £4000 depending on how many votes we get. Read on for more details …
  • Short Back & Sides Sir? 💈 Farzad is a newly qualified barber who would like to volunteer his skills.  He is available on Wednesday’s from 10am-4pm or any evening. He is particularly keen to offer haircuts to people who are homeless, on benefits or low incomes. Farzad will provide his own equipment and can cover his own transport costs if your project is ...
  • Funds to support volunteering News from SCVO – Round 4 of the Community Capacity & Resilience Fund (CCRF) is now accepting applications. You need to be a Third Sector organisations with an income of less than £250,000 per annum, and the deadline is Thursday 26 October 2018.
  • Lots of Willing Hands – Team Offer ✋✋✋✋✋ Sarah from Lloyds Banking Group Plc is part of a team of 13 people who are available on 8th October to volunteer for any charitable organisation or community group in Glasgow! The group say they are willing to consider any task as long as no animals are involved.  If you have a big task that you ...

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