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:
4th September 2018 – 14th September 2018
2nd October 2018 – 12th October 2018
30th October 2018 – 9th November 2018
27th November 2018 – 7th December 2018
15th January 2019 – 25th January 2019
5th February 2019 – 15th February 2019
26th February 2019 – 8th March 2019
19th March 2019 – 29th March 2019
* South East Glasgow includes: Battlefield, Carmunnock, Castlemilk, Cathcart, Croftfoot, Gorbals, Govanhill, Kingspark, Langside, Mount Florida, Pollokshields, Shawlands, Simshill, Strathbungo, Toryglen.