Are you 18-24 and living on Glasgow’s Southside? Would you like to gain transferable workplace skills and improve your CV whilst also gaining references and achieving a qualification? If so Volunteering Works is the programme for you!
By taking part in Volunteering Works you will get the opportunity to participate in a 5 week programme, 16 hours per week, where you will get to try out 3 different volunteering tasters in a variety of sectors. You will then decide which you like best and continue working for this charity, one day a week for the remainder of the 5 weeks.
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 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 focussed 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 Tara or Billy on 0141 226 3431 ( Mon – Thurs 9.30 to 4.30 or Fri 9.30 to 3.00)
firstname.lastname@example.org or billy.mcfarlane@ volunteerglasgow.org
Gain Scottish Government recognition certificates if you’re 12-25 just by submitting a claim form on which the ‘host’ club, group or organisation can verify your volunteering hours – and receive a Young Scot rewards voucher automatically with your Saltire Awards certificate. More info/get started here
If you’re 14-25 and live in Glasgow, bring your ideas for community action or volunteering projects to life with a grant of up to £500. More info/get started here
The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
For anyone aged 14–25 this is a programme of activities for you to do in your spare time. It’s not competitive so you can take your time finishing it. The sections you complete include ‘service’ (giving something back to your community – volunteering). More info/get started here
‘Put aside your preconceptions’
There’s a huge range of things you can do. You can find hundreds of things across Glasgow right here on this website via the ‘search for opportunities’ links. And you have the freedom to choose to do your own thing.