Volunteering Taster Programmes
Fancy doing some volunteering but not sure what you want to do?
Have a go, with the support you need: you won’t believe what you can do!
As part of a group we take you to 4 or 5 organisations to try out 4 or 5 different types of volunteering. Examples of the opportunities you will get a chance to try include:
- CHARITY SHOP ASSISTANTS
- ARTS & CRAFTS
- LUNCH CLUB
- TELEPHONE HELPLINE ADVISER
- DROP-IN HELPERS
- SPORTS ACTIVITIES
“I would recommend this course as it helps you get an insight into different volunteer organisations and it leads into paid work.”
“I am retired, had spare time and was stuck in the house watching television, and this programme helped me to feel useful for the community very quickly and I have already made friends.”
The programmes are ONLY open to SOUTH EAST GLASGOW residents* and are particularly suitable for those who face barriers to volunteering such as people with disabilities, mental health problems, addiction backgrounds, those with low confidence, long-term unemployed and young people.
Confirmed programme dates are as follows:
21st April 2020 – 1st May 2020
12th May 2020 – 22nd May 2020
9th June 2020 – 19th June 2020
14th July 2020 – 24th July 2020
11th August – 21st August 2020
8th September 2020 – 18th September
29th September – 9th October 2020
27th October 2020 – 6th November 2020
17th November 2020 – 27th November
8th December 2020 – 18th December 2020
* South East Glasgow includes: Battlefield, Carmunnock, Castlemilk, Cathcart, Croftfoot, Gorbals, Govanhill, Kingspark, Langside, Mount Florida, Pollokshields, Shawlands, Simshill, Strathbungo, Toryglen.