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Organisation Support Ebulletin – February 2024

Welcome to our Monthly E-bulletin for February – 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 & Networking Events 

We’re hosting three events in February for volunteer managers and coordinators to learn and connect!

Our popular Volunteer Opportunity Advertising Workshop will take place online on Tuesday 20th February at 10:30. 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!

Then, we’ll be hosting Networking Events (both online and in-person!) – these are a great opportunity to meet and connect with other volunteer managers and coordinators, share tips and advice, or just catch up with colleagues.

The in-person Networking Event is generously hosted by Byres Community Hub at Clarice Pears Building, UofG School of Health and Wellbeing, on Thursday 22nd February at 10am.

The online event will take place over Teams on Tuesday 27th February from 10:30 – 12:30. You don’t need a Teams account to join the event.

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! We have two consecutive SVM Programmes scheduled for early 2024 ( from February 14th – March 27th 2024 and then again on Tuesday 12th March – Tuesday 23rd April).

The deadline for the next SVM course (Wednesday mornings from 14th Feb – 27th March) is tomorrow (Thursday 8th Feb) 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 below then bookmark our SVM info page and check-in for the next dates, or contact us at 

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

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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