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Blog posts for the ‘Befriending & Mentoring Services’ Category

Our Services for Children are Under Threat

Volunteer Glasgow needs to raise £110,000 over the next year to maintain our community-based befriending and mentoring services for children aged 8 to 18 across the city.

The Impact of Donations & Funding – Sophia Anwar

Sophia Anwar has been volunteering as a Befriender with Volunteer Glasgow’s Young Person’s Befriending Service for six years. We spoke to her about her experience, and the opportunities and challenges she has faced in her time supporting a young person. Sophia was looking for a volunteering opportunity where she could experience the positive impact of […]

The Impact of Young Persons’ Befriending – Saad & Keiran

Saad is a Befriender with the Young Persons Befriending Service has been matched with his young person for 2 years. Here they are talking about how important it is for some boys and young men to have positive adult role models and how men are supported in this role. You can find the full transcript […]

Dominic’s Three Peak Challenge Fundraiser

We would like to give a massive thank you and congratulations to our brilliant volunteer Dominic Watters, who recently completed the Three Peaks Challenge to raise funds for Volunteer Glasgow! The Three Peaks Challenge consists of climbing the highest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales (Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon) in under 24 hours. […]

Impact of Funding Decisions

An update on our services, office move, Games for Good, AGM and getting through the Winter together.

Impact of Council funding decisions

Like many other third sector organisations in the city, we are expecting delayed decisions very soon from the Council on grant funding for services from 1st October onwards.
Although our Befriending & Mentoring Services will be unaffected, if you use (or have an interest in) our Volunteering Services, we’ve provided an update for you on the status of all our services and a summary of the potential impact should the Council reduce grant support for Volunteer Glasgow.

Saltire Awards for Covid-19 youth volunteering 💖 🙌

Great news!  We want to ensure that we recognise and support the great efforts of young people helping in their communities, many of whom won’t have volunteered before, and as such Saltire Awards have relaxed the rules on informal volunteering during the Covid-19 crisis.  Young people (aged 12-25) can claim awards up to 100 hours’ […]

We need your photos! 📱📷📸

Volunteer Glasgow’s Youth Volunteering Ambassadors would like to invite all young volunteers in Glasgow to get involved with an exciting new project to celebrate the Year of Young People 2018 #YOYP2018.

Befriending is EXCELLENT!

Our Young Persons Befriending Service has achieved the ‘Quality in Befriending Award’ at ‘Excellence’ level!


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