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Organisation Support Ebulletin – July 2022

Welcome to our Monthly E-bulletin for July – 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 

We will be hosting our Advertising Workshops on Thursday 21st and Tuesday 26th July. 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 for the Advertising Workshop and stay up to date on events via our Eventbrite page here. 

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 Smart Volunteer Managers Training is now taking bookings for our July sessions! The course will take place over 6 weeks on Wednesday mornings from 5th October to 9th November and cost £250. 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 that the forum will develop overtime as it grows and changes to suit members 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 ebulletin!

Our Provider of the Month for July is Glasgow Film Theatre! On the 19th June, they hosted a volunteer open day that was a great success. You can read more from Karlean at GFT below:

“On the 19th of June the Glasgow Film Theatre held a Volunteer Open Day. In attendance were some local third sector organisations, Garnethill Community Centre, Central and West Integration Network, Fanzclub, Govan Stones (accompanied by a big sword!), Maryhill Burgh Halls and Simon Scotland’s Period Friendly Project. There were talks by Volunteer Glasgow and online access to view websites and apply.
There was a strong attendance throughout the day. From a wide variety of people within the community. Who had time to wander around the building and mingle with all the organisations and get a real chance to chat and ask questions in a relaxed environment.
The event was also a great way for third sector organisations to meet up, network and build connections with each other.
The interest generated for all organisations was fruitful. Feedback from attendees was positive and   the event was a wonderful success. GFT hopes to repeat the event in the future. In the meantime, we remain committed to reaching out, building relationships and strong connections. With the goal of using our collective reach to engage and enthuse the community to volunteer and help Glasgow to thrive together.”

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