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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:

  • Smart Works needs you! Become a Stylist Volunteer!
      Do you have an eye for fashion? Want to share some tips and tricks for picking a wonderful work wardrobe? Smart Work’s Stylist role is a fantastic opportunity to use your skills with clothes styling while at the same time helping other people achieve their own personal aspirations and goals! Smart Works dresses and coaches unemployed women ...
  • Can you help students to ‘give it a go’?
    Can your organisation provide a volunteering taster session for Glasgow Caledonian University students as part of the Students’ Assocation’s ‘Give it a Go’ programme? This semester, Glasgow Caledonian University Students’ Association will be delivering a series of introductory activities with external charities and organisations to provide an opportunity for students to ‘Give It a Go’. The aim ...
  • Organisation Support E-Bulletin – September 2022
    Welcome to our Monthly 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 Workshops We will be hosting our online Advertising Workshop ...
  • The Scottish Government – Volunteer Team Offer!
      A group of 8 people from the Scottish Government are looking for a team volunteering opportunity in Glasgow on the 11th or 13th October, 2022! They open to all opportunities, with varied skills throughout the team, and are looking to help the local community. This team are open to volunteering indoors or outdoors and are happy ...
  • Volunteer Team Offer – Succession Wealth
    Employees from Succession Wealth are looking for a volunteering opportunity to get stuck into on the 30th September, 2022! The company are running a community day and have up to 40 individuals keen to volunteer. They’re not fussy – as long as its in or around the Glasgow area, they’re up for anything! The group are happy ...
  • Organisation Support E-Bulletin – August 2022
    Welcome to our Monthly E-bulletin for August – 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. Advertising Workshops & Volunteer Managers’ Networking Events  We’re very excited to ...
  • Volunteer Offer – Esure team looking for the perfect opportunity
    A team of volunteers from Esure (the People Value Stream) are looking for a opportunity where they can have fun, get to know each other better and also give something back to the local community. The group of 15 would like to spend a day away from their desks and aren’t afraid to get their hands ...
  • Organisation Support Ebulletin – July 2022
    Welcome to our Monthly 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. Advertising Workshops & Volunteer Managers’ Networking Events  We will be hosting ...

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