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Glasgow’s Volunteering Strategy

First adopted by the Community Planning Partnership (CPP) in 2010, the current Strategy for 2019-24 was endorsed by the CPP in March 2019 and copies are available here:

Partners worked throughout 2018 to refresh the Strategy, ensuring that our action plan best serves the city’s current priorities. A crucial part of this process was carried out earlier in 2018 when a series of consultation activities were facilitated by Volunteer Glasgow. These activities included workshops attended by key partners and stakeholders as well as an online survey via which anyone with an interest in how Glasgow grows high quality, inclusive volunteering could input their views and comments. A copy of the full Consultation report can be found by clicking on the link below;

Glasgow’s Volunteering Strategy Refresh Consultation Report

What should be in Glasgow’s Volunteering Strategy?

People make Glasgow in different ways. One way is when we volunteer our time, skills and energy to make things better in our communities.
You might be surprised by just how important volunteering is to the city. Click on the two images below to view our 2 short films about volunteering in Glasgow.

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Since 2010, Glasgow has aimed to increase and improve volunteering, and in 2013 the Poverty Leadership Panel set out to make volunteering more accessible for people living with issues of poverty.
Many partner organisations have achieved a great deal towards these goals but we have little direct control over some of the things that influence volunteering.

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A copy of the full technical report on the Volunteering Strategy to March 2018 – which accompanies the film –  is available: view/download the Technical Report (PDF doc)

Glasgow 2014: has there been a Legacy?

A report and associated headlines (May 2017) suggest we failed collectively to capitalise on the success of volunteering at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: this is what we think… Read our blog post (Friday 26th May 2017)


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