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Organisation Ebulletin – December

Welcome to our Monthly E-bulletin for December – 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 

Thank you to everyone who attended our online events in 2021. It has been wonderful to hear from so many of you and see volunteer managers from across Glasgow share ideas and make connections. Keep an eye out for more FREE events coming up in early 2022 – we will have more online events but we’re hoping to host more opportunities to meet in person, too!

Stay up to date on events via our Eventbrite page

Smarter Volunteer Managers Training

Our Smarter Volunteer Manager programme will be advertising new dates for early 2022. 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

 

Festive Volunteering

If you have any volunteering opportunities or projects coming up over the festive season now is the time to advertise! You can submit your opportunity to be reviewed by our Organisation Support team, who will then publicise it for you on Volunteer Glasgow’s social media channels.

If you have any questions or would like support for advertising upcoming volunteering opportunities, please don’t hesitate to get in touch at findvolunteers@volunteerglasgow.org

Access All Areas – Volunteering Special Offer

Are you interested in offering a more inclusive approach to volunteering? Would you like to make your volunteering opportunities more accessible to different people? Jennifer is completely blind and has loads of experience supporting organisations to make their communications more accessible to other visually impaired people. Jennifer is offering to assist organisations by accessing information, apps and websites using screen reading software and offering advice on how to make content more accessible for visually impaired people.

Click here to find out more about this offer and to get in touch with Jennifer

Open for Applications: Glasgow Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund

The new £1.79m Glasgow Community Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund opened for applications on 17 November.

The grants are funded by the Scottish Government and can support community activities that improve people’s mental wellbeing. They are not intended to support clinical mental health services. Applications are for a maximum of £10,000, which must be spent within two years. Please note that funding is only available for projects delivered solely within the Glasgow City boundary.

Further information, including guidance on criteria and how to apply, is available on the GCVS website at www.gcvs.org.uk/wellbeingfund.  The first deadline for applications is 10 January 2022.

The Impact of Volunteer Glasgow

Recently, we asked people about the impact of their experiences with Volunteer Glasgow. We heard from befrienders, volunteer managers, and volunteers, including the Chair of Volunteer Glasgow’s board of directors! We’d like to give a huge thank you to everyone who shared their stories about the many ways that their experiences with Volunteer Glasgow have had a positive impact.

Click here to watch our video interviews! 


From everyone at Volunteer Glasgow, we wish you a happy and peaceful festive season and we can’t wait to keep working together in 2022!


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