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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 – January 2023
    Welcome to our Monthly E-bulletin for January – 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 ...
  • Organisation Support Team – 2022 in review, and how we can help your organisation in the new year.
    🌟 Happy Holidays from The Organisation Support Team🌟 This year has been a difficult one for many,  with lots of ups and downs! We wanted to take this chance to thank you all for your continued support and engagement, and to let you know that Volunteer Glasgow are on hand to help you with anything and ...
  • Help the Hospice – Volunteer as a team, sorting donations for charity shops.
    A brilliant opportunity to volunteer with a team, of any size, and at any time of the year. The Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice (PPWH) receives a wide variety of donations to their depot at Eurocentral Scotland, which then need to be sorted and sent out to charity shops across the city. Emily from PPWH: ...
  • Organisation Support Ebulletin – November 2022
    Welcome to our Monthly E-bulletin for November – 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 Networking Events We’re very excited to be hosting our upcoming ...
  • What goes around, comes around – volunteer as a team in Merry-go-round’s textiles sorting facility!
      Merry-go-round can offer your team a flexible volunteering opportunity throughout the year! Merry-go-round would like to invite you and your team to help out at the textiles sorting facility at their hub in the Shawlands area of Glasgow. Here they carry out quality control checks before sizing and sorting items into categories, ready to stock ...
  • That’ll teach ’em! Become a Tutor with the Volunteer Tutors Organisation.
    Volunteer Tutors Organisation (VTO) are looking for volunteers from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences, to help as tutors, either one-to-one or in a group setting. You don’t need any formal teaching or tutoring experience to become a tutor, just a desire to support young people to reach their full potential! VTO provide children with ...
  • Barbering Services – Special Offer Volunteer
    Ali is a barber with over a year’s professional experience in cutting hair. He’s looking for a voluntary role with a charity where he can use his skills to help others. Ali would like to offer his services to vulnerable people who are house-bound or unable for any other reason to go to a traditional ...
  • Get stuck in – volunteer as a team with Glasgow Riding for the Disabled Association!
      Take a look at this great opportunity – a chance to get out in the community, providing vital support for a worthwhile cause and a brilliant teambuilding activity too. Glasgow Riding for the Disabled Association in Summerston, need teams of volunteers! Every year, RDA Glasgow Group provides equine therapy to around 400 children and adults with disabilities ...

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