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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 past year 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

Download our Get the Most from Volunteer Glasgow PDF document, which outlines our full range of volunteering services for volunteer involving organisations, referral organisations and individuals that wish to volunteer.

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 Support Ebulletin – September 2023
    Welcome to our E-bulletin for September – keeping you informed with the latest news, updates and information from Volunteer Glasgow’s Organisation Support team! If you have something relevant to Volunteer Managers that you want us to include in the next e-bulletin please let us know. Upcoming Events We will be running workshops and events for volunteer managers ...
  • Volunteer Team Offer – Scottish Housing Regulator
    A team of 15-20 employees from the Scottish Housing Regulator are looking for a group volunteering opportunity! The team are wanting to volunteer as soon as possible, so if your organisation could do with some help, please get in touch straight away. They are hoping to volunteer in September or October and are only available on ...
  • Organisation Support Ebulletin – July 2023
    Welcome to our E-bulletin for July – keeping you informed with the latest news, updates and information from Volunteer Glasgow’s Organisation Support team! If you have something relevant to Volunteer Managers that you want us to include in the next e-bulletin please let us know. Making Opportunities Inclusive In June, we held an Inclusive Volunteering Event to ...
  • Volunteer Team Offer – ACCA
    A team of 11 employees from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in Glasgow are looking for a team volunteering opportunity. They’re hoping to volunteer in August or September and are happy to do anything to support local charities or social enterprises. Could your charity or organisation do with some help? Please get in touch with Michelle ...
  • Volunteer Team Offer – Day To Make A Difference: Lloyds Banking Group
    Could your charity or organisation do with some help from a team of volunteers on the 21st August? Eight employees from the Lloyds Banking Group are looking to lend a helping hand in Glasgow as part of their ‘Day To Make A Difference’ initiative. They’re open to all opportunities but are particularly interested in supporting cancer charities ...
  • Volunteer Team Offer – Bridgeall
    40 employees from Bridgeall are hoping to give back to the community by trying their hand at volunteering. The Bridgeall staff can be divided up into groups of 5 – 10 to volunteer, and can volunteer anywhere in Glasgow. The team are open to lots of different opportunities. They’re available to offer 1-2 days to help ...
  • Volunteer Team Offer – 50 Engineers Seek Perfect Opportunity
      Could your organisation engineer the perfect opportunity for this dream team? 50 employees from SSE Renewables are looking for a team volunteering opportunity in June. They are happy to volunteer all together or be split up into smaller teams if easier. This group are passionate about encouraging the next generation of engineers, so would love to ...
  • Barbering Services – Special Volunteering Offer
    We have had an offer from two experienced barbers looking for voluntary roles with a charity where they can use their skills to help others. Hisha Kareem and Halo Hamaraze would like to offer their services to vulnerable people who are house-bound or unable for any other reason to go to a traditional Barbers shop. They ...

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