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Organisation Support Ebulletin – January 2023

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.

Upcoming Workshops

We will be hosting our online Advertising Workshop on Thursday 19th January at 10am. 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. 

Smarter Volunteer Manager Training – Book Your Place Now!

Our popular Smarter Volunteer Manager Training is now taking bookings for our February/March sessions! The course will take place over 6 weeks on Wednesday mornings from 15th February to 29th March 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

Guidance – Using Kinetic to Advertise for Volunteers

Kinetic (the system that powers Volunteer Glasgow’s online volunteer advertising service) has recently launched a number of new features and updates. While we hope these features will improve your experience, we understand that there is always a learning curve when changes take place!

We have created guidance documents to help you get the most out of your experience using the system. To see our full Digital Advertising Services guide, click this link. 

To learn more about using Kinetic and your Volunteer Glasgow account as a Volunteer Management System, you can view our guidance document by clicking here. 

Fair Work in the Voluntary Sector Survey

Our partners at GCVS and the University of Strathclyde are seeking insight from people working in the voluntary sector through an online survey. The survey seeks to understand the extent to which the voluntary sector is one in which employees are treated fairly.

The survey is completely anonymous and being run by the University of Strathclyde. It doesn’t capture who you are or which organisation you work for. Scottish Government regard Fair Work in Scotland as a priority, and this is an opportunity to make sure that the voluntary sector is supported to achieve this and that your voices are heard.

You can find out more and complete the survey at this link:

Enactus Social Enterprise – Beneficiary Survey

Social enterprise Cook Eat Thrive is an aspiring hospitality-centric training programme coupled with a pop-up bistro that will be delivered with the support of a community partner working with homelessness in Glasgow and hospitality industry professionals. Its aim is to empower homeless people in Glasgow by developing their transferable skills in the hospitality industry to be in a position to enter/re-enter the workforce.

At present, they are seeking input on their beneficiary survey to evaluate the interest in our idea in order to develop it further. You can complete the Google form by clicking here:

Volunteer Managers’ Network – Join In!

Our Slack forum for Volunteer Managers continues to grow – there are now over 120 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.


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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