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We’re hosting a Volunteering Fair in Parkhead!

Volunteer Glasgow are hosting a Volunteer Recruitment Fair specifically aimed at Parkhead & Dalmarnock residents on Friday 27th October! The Fair will take place at The Parkhead Schoolhouse and will run from 10am – 3pm. Locals will be able to drop in at any-time within those hours, and Volunteer Glasgow Staff will be available throughout the […]

Come to our Volunteering Drop-in

Volunteer Glasgow’s weekly Volunteering Drop-in takes place on Wednesdays between 11am – 1pm and is the perfect opportunity to speak to our Volunteering Support Team. At the drop-in, you can chat to an adviser about: the benefits of volunteering Different types of volunteering Any concerns you have about volunteering How to get started We’ll show […]

Interview with Agatha Kabera, Co-founder and Executive Director of the Baba Yangu Foundation

This year for Black History Month, we are shining a spotlight on some of the Black-led voluntary organisations in Glasgow taking action to create change. The Baba Yangu Foundation is a fantastic charity that supports African and Caribbean people with mental health issues living in Scotland. They recently launched a new project called STAND UP […]

Virgin Money – Volunteer – Team Offer!

Virgin Money have a team of 10-20 volunteers that would like to volunteer as a group in Glasgow! They’re looking for a flexible short-term, one-off opportunity and are flexible with dates. They’re happy to help with anything, from providing help with conservation areas, tidying up local parks and litter-picking to working with animals, assisting at […]

Give a little, gain a lot – befriending with Quarriers

Quarriers has two exciting befriending opportunities available. If you would like to make a difference in somebody’s life then one of these roles could be for you.

Volunteering: How Can We Help?

Do you have questions about volunteering? Do you know you want to volunteer, but aren’t sure what to do yet? Could you benefit from having a chat with somebody about your interests and finding the perfect role? Are you having trouble using our website? Could you do with any other support or advice? We’re here […]

A Wellbeing Economy, Volunteering and the Promise

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 […]

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.

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