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Organisation Support eBulletin – April

Welcome to our Monthly eBulletin for April – 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 eBulletin please let us know.

Advertising Workshops & Networking Events 

Our popular Volunteer Opportunity Advertising Workshop will take place online on Tuesday 30th April at 10:00. 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  – you don’t need a Teams account to join the session!

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

Smarter Volunteer Manager – Book Now for 2024 !

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

The deadline for the next SVM course (Tuesday afternoons 4th June – 16th July) is Thursday 30th May at 12pm.

Courses 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.

Volunteer Glasgow will be running SVM programmes throughout 2024/2025, so if you cannot attend the upcoming programme then check our SVM info page  for the next dates, or contact us at findvolunteers@volunteerglasgow.org.

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

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

Earth Week 2024 – Highlighting Eco Initiatives

April 22nd is Earth Day – at Volunteer Glasgow, we want to celebrate by highlighting volunteering opportunities, projects, and organisations taking action to protect the planet.

If you have a climate action volunteering opportunity, make sure you upload it before 22nd April so that we can highlight it in our Earth Week event and social media campaign. We’d also love to hear from organisations with an eco focus so that we can give you a shout out on our channels – get in touch with kate.hughes@volunteerglasgow.org to tell us about your work!

Team Volunteering Offers from Companies and Employers

Volunteer Glasgow regularly receives offers of help for community groups and charities for groups of staff to volunteer.

People with a wide range of skills and experience, sometimes with tools or equipment are looking for opportunities to help out in their community.  A team could help your organisation with that task that you’ve wanted done for ages or perhaps there’s an ongoing task that you never have enough people for.

Volunteer Glasgow promotes these Team Volunteering Offers on our website and also emails you directly so keep an eye out – it could be the solution to a problem!

If you have a task or a need for some help then Volunteer Glasgow can promote your Team Volunteering Challenge or simply link you up directly.  Complete the short form the webpage (link below) with as much detail as possible and we’ll do our best to find the right team for you.

Click this link to find out more about Big Business Support.

The Big Help Out 2024

The Big Help Out 2024 is taking place from Friday 7th June to Sunday 9th June! If you’d like your organisation to be involved, you can find out more by clicking this link to see The Big Help Out’s website, or by clicking here to access their Partner Pack. 

We’re hoping to have more news about how you can get involved with the Big Help Out campaign soon and we’ll make sure to share this with you when we can.


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 findvolunteers@volunteerglasgow.org


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