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Helping you find and manage volunteers

If your club, community group, organisation, event or charity needs volunteers – or needs help inspiring, managing or retaining them – then this is the place to be.  Volunteer Glasgow and our partners have a range of services to offer and there are many ways in which we can help.

Over the last few months we have developed workshops, resources and events to provide them online so they are accessible to you. Click here for the full list of services for Volunteer Managers with workshop/training dates

Advertise for free and find the volunteers you need

It’s now even easier to give us volunteer role/opportunity details so that we can advertise them free of charge . With approx 100,000 online opportunity searches every year, plus 1,000s of people phoning, emailing or dropping in to find out where they can do some voluntary work, you can’t afford not to use the FREE registration/advertising service.

Managing volunteers effectively

Online resources and contacts for further help – there are plenty of excellent information sheets, guides, tool kits, sample policies and documents available to download to help you with managing volunteers; and we’ve listed contact details for other useful guides that can be ordered. How volunteer friendly are you really? Use the process of signing up for the national Volunteer Friendly Award to review just how good you are; find out more about the gold standard Investing in Volunteers award; if you’re from a sports club, are you good enough for the Clubmark award?  And if you’re running a youth group/club you might want to try the ‘Raising your Game‘tool kit. Support, Networking and Training – managing/co-ordinating volunteers can often be a crucial but isolated role: we provide 1-2-1 assistance for people in Glasgow; you can subscribe and contribute to our regular email bulletins and blogs; we facilitate networking and action-planning events; and we provide programmed and bespoke training workshops. Evaluation, Impact & Policy – what difference does volunteering make to your group, club or organisation?  And your members, the people and communities you serve?  How can you prove it, evidence it, and make a better case for resourcing it?

Time Credits: galvanise, organise and deliver

We’ve published a research and consultation report with recommendations on how the mechanism of ‘timebanking’ can reshape how Glasgow cares for our older people. It reviews the health benefits, the economic case, and has recommended how further Change Fund investment can provide a mechanism for addressing one of the most pressing issues facing Glasgow.

View or download a copy of the report (PDF format 227kb)

Latest News for volunteer involving groups/clubs/organisations:

  • Organisation Ebulletin 26th April 2021
    Welcome to our new monthly ebulletin keeping you informed with our latest news, relevant updates and information sharing Volunteer Glasgow News New communications launch! Thank you to everyone who took part in our recent survey. Your feedback is important to help us ensure that we are giving you the service that you want from us. Monthly Ebulletin – Any ...
  • New online forum for Volunteer Managers
      We are launching a SLACK workspace for Volunteer Managers working in Glasgow Sign up and join in the conversations with your peers in this new SLACK workspace: https://join.slack.com/t/volunteermana-dga7438/shared_invite/zt-p06b1hao-F9nR~gayTi0X5U5o_pF4jw A forum has been requested time and again at our popular networking events and we have listened. If you are new to SLACK, it is a free online channel based ...
  • The Smarter Volunteer Manager (SVM) Programme; May 2021
    The Smarter Volunteer Manager Programme a training programme for managers of volunteering programmes, strategic lead officers, and members of governing bodies.
  • 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 ...
  • Our new online organisation support services!
    Volunteer Glasgow’s Organisations Support Team are ready to support you with your volunteering needs. Whether you are starting out with involving volunteers, looking to develop your volunteering programme or just keen to connect with the volunteers you need. Over the last few months we have developed workshops, resources and events to provide them online so ...

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