In a stimulating and challenging presentation to the Volunteer Glasgow AGM, Jimmy Paul from the Wellbeing Economy Alliance explained what the Wellbeing Economy means, and its implications for volunteering generally and for Volunteer Glasgow in particular. Quoting Kirsty Flannigan of LCDT Jimmy explained vividly some of the things a Wellbeing Economy means: “It is when […]
Blog posts for the ‘Charter News’ Category
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.
Volunteer Glasgow had originally put out a call for Registrations of Interest for Glasgow’s Volunteering Charter (GVC) in May this year. With hindsight we understand that many Glasgow Third Sector Organisations may not have been in a position to make initial Registrations of Interest for Glasgow’s Volunteering Charter at the time due to Covid-19 protocols. […]
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’ […]
Glasgow Centre for Population Health (GCPH) has conducted a process evaluation of the Charter (phase 1) and has recommended that we roll out the Charter with some minor changes on the basis of Partners’ feedback. A big thank you to everyone that helped with the evaluation. Read the full report…
The Health & Social Care Partnership has been awarded the city’s Volunteering Charter Mark having successfully submitted its baseline census information and publishing a clear action plan for achieving its pledges. Fiona Moss (the HSCP’s Head of Health Improvement and Equalities) received the Charter Mark certificate from Bernadette Monaghan, Volunteer Glasgow’s Chief Executive.
A huge thank you to everyone that worked with us to achieve so much!
Is there a need for a national scheme to better recognise everyone over the age of 25 that volunteers to support public and third sector organisations making Scotland fairer, healthier, and smarter?
And, if so, what should it look like?
Read our short, interim report on what people have told us and what we’re proposing to do next to make it a reality.
…a Legacy 2014 success story
Recent report and associated headlines suggest we’ve failed collectively to capitalise on the success of volunteering at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: this is what we think…