Volunteer Glasgow Blog
I think it was kismet that led me to Sumayya and Kaleyard.
As a human nutrition & dietetic student from Glasgow Caledonian University, I was looking for a volunteer opportunity involving food in the community. With experience as an NHS ward volunteer for over three years assisting at patient mealtimes and promoting eating well, I was keen to build capabilities outwith the healthcare environment. I was first […]
I used to volunteer a lot more than I currently do. Moving to Scotland from America presented its fair share of challenges: getting re qualified, moving house, finding steady work and making friends were all things consuming my life. But early this year, I stumbled on Kaleyard at a moment in my life when […]
Adam took part in our Southside Tasters course with our staff member Francine. This is his story: I’ve had a troubled background including a spell in prison and substance misuse. I knew I wanted more out of life so I sought help – and I found it with Street Connect. This is a wonderful organisation […]
Lewis recently joined the Aberlour Befriending Young Refugees service in Glasgow as a volunteer befriender. This service was developed to provide social and community support to the increasing number of unaccompanied children and young people arriving in Glasgow and works closely with our Scottish Guardianship Service in the city. A volunteer befriender will support […]
I first began volunteering whilst at University, placed in two very different Organisations by the Student Volunteer Service at Glasgow University. Once established in my future career within the NHS, I wanted to volunteer in a role working with young people. I knew I’d never have children of my own, but was sure I […]
I volunteer to give back to the community and gain hands-on experience in communicating with people affected by stroke to help prepare me for my future career.
During my search I came across the Young Persons Befriending Service. It sounded amazing! In that I could be a kid again and do fun activities, but most importantly I would be able to see the impact my volunteering had first hand.
My name is Lilian and I’m a fully trained and qualified Counsellor/Therapist currently working as a Counsellor with Cruse Bereavement in Glasgow.
I have always believed in doing the right thing and helping others when they need it most – that’s why I was ecstatic and proud when I learned that I was accepted into PSYV.