Our Volunteering Works Programme is a city-wide employability programme that considers volunteering as an employability pathway.
Once you’ve read the information below you can register for the Programme at the bottom of the this page.
N.B. – If you are purely interested in finding suitable volunteering opportunities outwith the Programme then click here
Volunteering Works is open to the age range 18+ years and to anyone residing in the Glasgow City area (Postcodes G1- G53 & some G76/78 if inside the Glasgow City boundary area) and looking to improve their employability through volunteering.
Volunteering Works will help you realise how volunteering can gain you transferable workplace skills, improve your CV and gain a reference whilst achieving an SQA qualification.
You may be currently volunteering so your current volunteering experience can be fully explored now.
I didn’t realise that volunteering was an important CV item but I realise this now. Also, my volunteering gives me something to write into job application forms, particularly the personal statement part (Participant, June 2018)
The dates for the next 5 week programme are:
Tuesday 26th & Thursday 28th Feb ‘19
Tuesday 5th & Thursday 7th March ‘19
Tuesday 12th & Thursday 14th March ‘19
Tuesday 19th & Thursday 21st March ‘19
Tuesday 26th & Thursday 28th March ‘19
ALL SESSIONS 10.30 a.m.– 1.00 p.m.
All sessions will be held at our Bothwell Street Offices.
By taking part in Volunteering Works you will get the opportunity to participate in a 5 week programme. We will help you find the type volunteering that you would like to gain experience in. Use this link HERE to find suitable volunteering opportunities. It’s also best to Register to our website to get the best information and latest opportunities to your email, etc.
Thereafter, we can support you if need be, into at your chosen volunteering opportunity and hopefully you’ll continue volunteering beyond the 5 weeks of the Programme. We can begin this process prior to the actual programme beginning and Derek will be in contact with you once you’ve shown initial interest.
I was very satisfied with the Programme as it got me a volunteering position in something I will love doing (Participant, March 2018)
Some of our Partner Volunteering Involving Organisations are: (click on logos for their website)
Volunteering Works will cover any travel expenses for each session (e.g. First Bus day ticket) in attending the SQA Employability Award aspect.
Your volunteering experience will help you to improve your employability by:
- Improving your CV.
- Providing references.
- Achieving transferable workplace skills.
- Expanding your abilities.
- Boosting your confidence and self esteem.
In addition to learning practical skills you will be able to undertake the Level 4 SQA Employability Award, this award is designed to help you gain and sustain employment by enabling you to:
- Assess and reflect on your current skills and abilities.
- Learn and practice techniques to help in applying for jobs.
- Learn to review current job market and match skills to appropriate vacancies.
- Gain an understanding of employer’s expectations and workplace etiquette.
This award is very accessible to everyone, the learning is carried out in bite size chunks and is very interactive, therefore is not hours of sitting listening to a teacher go on and on, it is learner focused and the pace is directed by the individual. So even if you have not taken part in any learning since school or never sat any exams, you will find something in this award for you. Volunteering Works! Don’t take our word for it, try it out.
Contact Derek about joining the next Volunteering Works programme: 0141 226 2562 (Mon – Thurs 9.30 to 4.30 or Fri 9.30 to 3.00)
Or contact us with your details using the form below for any of the 2018 programmes. To find out more about our privacy statement and what we do with your personal details click here – VG Learning & Employability Privacy Notice