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:
23rd July 2019 – 2nd August 2019
20th August 2019 – 30th August 2019
10th September 2019 – 20th September 2019
15th October 2019 – 25th October 2019
12th November 2019 – 22nd November 2019
3rd December 2019 – 13th December 2019
14th January 2020 – 24th January 2020
18th February 2020 – 28th February 2020
10th March 2020 – 20th March 2020
* South East Glasgow includes: Battlefield, Carmunnock, Castlemilk, Cathcart, Croftfoot, Gorbals, Govanhill, Kingspark, Langside, Mount Florida, Pollokshields, Shawlands, Simshill, Strathbungo, Toryglen.