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:
19th March 2019 – 29th March 2019
16th April 2019 – 26th April 2019
7th May 2019 – 17th May 2019
28th May 2019 – 7th June 2019
25th June 2019 – 5th July 2019
23rd July 2019 – 2nd August 2019
20th August 2019 – 30th August 2019
* South East Glasgow includes: Battlefield, Carmunnock, Castlemilk, Cathcart, Croftfoot, Gorbals, Govanhill, Kingspark, Langside, Mount Florida, Pollokshields, Shawlands, Simshill, Strathbungo, Toryglen.