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Bank Holiday Closure

Easter Bank Holiday Closure Volunteer Glasgow will be closed for Easter holidays from Friday 2nd April and will re-open on Tuesday 6th April. If you wish to enquire about volunteering  please email: engagement@volunteerglasgow.org If you are a not for profit organisation seeking volunteers please email: findvolunteers@volunteerglasgow.org HAPPY EASTER from everyone at Volunteer Glasgow

Volunteering during the Covid-19 pandemic

Winter: getting through it together. What you should know

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.

The Importance of Volunteering

…for Covid-19, recovery and beyond Paul, Kirsty, Suzanne and David reflect on some of the key issues we all need to consider if we want to build on the incredibly positive volunteering responses to the pandemic, to manage an effective recovery and achieve a fairer, wellbeing economy. Thank you! As we celebrate national Volunteers Week, […]

60 Pairs of Willing Hands – Covid 19 Assistance

St Andrew’s First Aid would like to offer assistance with any efforts to support individuals in their local communities throughout Glasgow during the Covid-19 outbreak. They are  a volunteer-led organisation, with groups who meet throughout the city. The organisation has 60 volunteers who are willing to undertake roles wherever they are needed.  The volunteers aren’t […]

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’ […]

COVID-19: Keeping volunteers & individuals safe

[Updated 29th April with new Government advice on wearing face coverings in public)] The support being offered by both formal 3rd and public sector partners and the many informal neighbourhood groups springing up daily goes to prove that now more than ever people really do ‘make Glasgow’. However, we all still have a responsibility to […]

GCVS Community Supports Around Covid-19

Glasgow Council for the Voluntary Sector – GCVS are developing a Glasgow Community Support around Covid-19 Directory https://bit.ly/2WEKQoY. This Directory will specifically highlight where there are additional services that people can access at this time or where there is spare capacity for new clients. If you’re a Volunteer Involving Organisation, Communuity Interest Company, Informal [voluntary]Community Group who […]

COVID-19 – what volunteers and organisations should know

[Updated: Monday 27th July with link to ‘Re-Opening Post Lockdown Advice’, further info re volunteering.] See the relevant section below if: 1. You want to volunteer to help 2. You are organising a local group or managing an organisation and: Need more help from volunteers and/or Need guidance on keeping everyone safe (safeguarding) For those […]

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