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Organisation Support Ebulletin – January

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.

Smarter Volunteer Manager – Book Now for 2024 !

Our popular Smarter Volunteer Manager training is now taking bookings for our January 2024 session!

We have two courses coming up – each will take place over 6 weeks and cost £250 (limited free spaces for organisations of <£20,000 turnover). Places are first come, first serve and limited to six attendees.

– Thursday afternoons from 18th January to 29th February
– Wednesday mornings from 14th February to 27th March

Please note that the deadline to apply for the January session is tomorrow, Thursday 11th January at 12 noon.

Read more about SVM and book your place by clicking here.

Volunteer Glasgow will be running SVM programmes throughout 2023/ 2024, so if you cannot attend the upcoming programme below then bookmark this page and check-in for the next dates.

The SVM programme is designed to be a peer-led learning environment facilitated by Volunteer Glasgow Staff. The training is:

  • learner driven and self-directed
  • a relaxed experience for participants
  • an opportunity to expand participants’ reference and knowledge points on engaging volunteers

“Do not hesitate to go on this course! Everything from the trainers, the workbooks, the exercises, the peer support and conversations make it an enjoyable and relaxed training experience.” – SVM Participant, May 2021

Advertising Workshop

We’re hosting our popular Volunteer Advertising Workshop in January! In this free session, you can learn how to improve the effectiveness of your volunteer advertising, make your volunteer recruitment adverts more engaging and inclusive, and meet other volunteer managers.

The session takes place online over Teams on Tuesday 16th January at 10:30. You don’t need a Teams account to join the session!

Book your free place on our workshops and events by clicking this link. 

Tesco Stronger Starts Funding Opportunity

Tesco Stronger Starts is funding activities with children and young people in their stores in Glasgow east and Glasgow city centre.

Local organisations working with young people, as well as schools, are invited to apply to their closest Tesco store.

Every three months, three projects are voted on in-store and this is a great opportunity to promote the good work that groups do at a local level. Tesco are looking for Glasgow local area projects to be included in Tesco stores in the Glasgow city centre/east region in the April – June customer votes. Awards will be granted in August 2024.

To be considered for this in-store voting period applications need to be submitted by early February. Applications received after this time will be eligible for future voting rounds.

Funding up to £1500 is available for projects. The scheme is open to registered charities and not-for-profit organisations and Tesco Stronger Starts are looking for applications from across Scotland.

To find out more or to apply, please visit the Tesco Stronger Starts page –

Thank you for reading and if you have any questions about the Organisation Support offered at Volunteer Glasgow, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at

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