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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 on Thursday 29th September. In this free two-hour session, you can learn how to improve the effectiveness of your volunteering advertising, make your volunteer recruitment adverts more engaging and inclusive, and meet other volunteer managers and get to know Volunteer Glasgow’s Organisation Support team. Sign up to our Advertising Workshop by clicking this link. 

We’d Love Your Feedback – Take Part in the Organisation Support Survey!

At Volunteer Glasgow, we want to make sure that we’re offering services that are relevant, useful and accessible – if you’ve used any of our services, the Organisation Support team would love to hear from you. We welcome any feedback – positive or constructive – to shape our services into the best they can be for your organisation and organisations across Glasgow.

Share your feedback in our Organisation Support Survey by clicking this link. 

Smarter Volunteer Manager Training – Book Your Place Now!

Our popular Smarter Volunteer Manager Training is now taking bookings for our October/November sessions! The course will take place over 6 weeks on Wednesday mornings from 5th October to 9th November and cost £250 (limited free spaces for organisations of <£20,000 turnover). Places are first come, first serve and limited to six attendees.

Read more about SVM via this link to book your place.

The SVM programme is designed to be Peer-Led/ Informal learning environment facilitated by Volunteer Glasgow Staff. Therefore, the Training is:

  • Learner driven and self-directed.
  • A relaxed experience for participants.
  • Expands 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

Volunteer Managers’ Network – Join In!

Our Slack forum for Volunteer Managers continues to grow – there are now over 90 volunteer coordinators and managers networking and sharing resources on the forum!

There is a general channel for discussion and networking as well as a training channel specifically for sharing helpful training ideas for yourselves as volunteer managers, or your volunteers.  We are eager for the forum to develop over time as it grows and changes to suit member’s needs, so please do get involved and help shape the network to best support volunteer managers across Glasgow.

Click here to sign up and join the Volunteer Managers’ Network!

Click on the the following link to read our blog about Slack.

Provider of the Month

To celebrate all the amazing work that YOU are doing as volunteering providers, we are proud to announce a new monthly recognition award – Provider of the Month!  If you have done something exciting, launched a new activity, had a great event or just want to show off how amazing and meaningful your work is – give us a heads-up, and we may highlight you in our next e-bulletin!

Our Provider of the Month for September is Tollcross Housing Association (THA), based in the northeast of the city. They own and manage houses and flats in Tollcross, Carmyle and Lilybank/Newbank, and are a registered charity. You can read more about Tollcross Housing Association below:

Veronica Telfer is a Project Co-ordinator at the Housing Association, and along with another staff member, and a team of volunteers, runs the Tollcross Advice Centre, providing financial and benefits advice, computing classes, certified courses and a whole range of other support, to the local community.  In order to say thanks to the volunteers who contribute to the work of the Housing Association, and more generally to causes within the local community, THA have been providing celebratory afternoon teas!

Veronica said:  “We at Tollcross Housing Association appreciate the hard work that volunteers deliver in our communities by providing services and activities that make such a difference to resident’s lives.  To say thanks we have been organising Afternoon Teas for each of the groups and so far the response has been fantastic.  We would just like to say to all volunteers – keep up the good work, your efforts are greatly appreciated.”

Rewarding and recognising the efforts of volunteers is key in making them feel appreciated, important and useful! Get in touch to let us know how you’ve rewarded your volunteers or for any help and advice in this area.  

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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