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:
22nd August_ 1st September
12th September _ 26th September
10th October _ 20th October
31st October _ 10th November
21st November_ 1st December
12th December _ 22nd December
9th January 2018_ 19th January 2018
30th January 2018 _ 9th February 2018
27th February 2018 _ 9th March 2018
20th March 2018 _ 30th March 2018
* South East Glasgow includes: Battlefield, Carmunnock, Castlemilk, Cathcart, Croftfoot, Gorbals, Govanhill, Kingspark, Langside, Mount Florida, Pollokshields, Shawlands, Simshill, Strathbungo, Toryglen.