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Organisation Support Ebulletin – June 2022

Welcome to our Monthly E-bulletin for June – 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 recent Networking Events. There was a brilliant turn-out and it’s always great to hear from so many of you and see volunteer managers from across Glasgow share ideas and make connections.

Keep an eye on our social media and Eventbrite page to be the first to hear about upcoming Advertising Workshops and Networking Events by clicking here. 

Smarter Volunteer Manager – 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 6th July to 10th October 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

We’re Hiring – Join our Engagement & Inclusion Team

We’re excited to let you know about a job vacancy that’s just come up with Volunteer Glasgow. We’re on the lookout for a new Engagement & Inclusion Advisor (Temp until March 31st 2023 when we will review)

As an integral part of Volunteer Glasgow’s Engagement and Inclusion Team, the successful candidate will be required to support and advise local people looking to identify and access suitable volunteering opportunities using our digital volunteering platform. They will also contribute to the promotion of volunteering and its benefits to the people of Glasgow, particularly those from groups traditionally under-represented in volunteering.

Volunteer Glasgow is committed to equality of opportunity for all and improving diversity at all levels of the organisation and would particularly welcome applications from candidates with disabilities as well as those from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, as these groups are currently under-represented within our organisation.

Part-time – 28 hours/week. Closing date 4pm, Friday 8th July 2022. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 19th July 2022.

To find out more including how to apply, click this link. 

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!

This month’s Provider of the Month is: Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland 

Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland are Scotland’s largest health charity working to help people with chest, heart and stroke conditions live life to the full.

CHSS is our provider of the month for their tireless work supporting people and communities across Scotland affected by chest, heart and stroke conditions. Their team of 8,000 volunteers across Scotland ensure people who need friendship, advice and support in recovery are never alone.

You can read more about their recent projects below:

Maryhill Health Defence Hub
With support from the Glasgow Communities Fund, Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland have opened a new health hub in the Maryhill community.  CHSS perform health checks and assessments, for example, blood pressure and cholesterol levels checks, along with tailored advice if these are not at the correct level.  The Health Defence project is working to improve health in a friendly, informal way within the Maryhill community area.

Health Defence also supports people to make better health choices and eat better. We offer health walksand some free exercise classes for people who want to come along and work out at an appropriate level. Through Health Defence, people can take the first steps towards leading a healthier life.

CHSS have a lot of information to give out on COPD, stroke, diabetes, healthy eating, and mental wellbeing. This is all available for free – people can also call our freephone, staffed by our nurses, who can offer advice and support.
Everything the Health Defence project does is realistic and tailored to the individual to support them in their journey to better health.  If you are interested, please contact Kevin on 07787715430.
Drumchapel Wellness Garden
The CHSS Growchapel project based in Drumchapel, is a Glasgow City Council initiative aimed at improving health and wellbeing through the benefits of creating and managing a wellbeing garden.  The Drumchapel community allotment gardens site is situated next to the football pitch between Halgreen Avenue and Abbotshall Avenue, Drumchapel, Glasgow, G15.
Growchapel is a welcoming, inclusive site for the people of Drumchapel to enjoy, relax and grow within. It is a place where everyone is included, where the only boxes are the ones growing plants and veg and the only labels are used to identify what we are growing, where diversity and creativity are valued, encouraged, and always respected. It is a kind space which supports wellbeing for ourselves, our families and the environment. 

In partnership with Growchapel, CHSS applied and secured a plot in the new allotment development in 2020, with a view to supporting people with our conditions and the wider community through the Health Defence project to make a positive improvement to their health and wellbeing.  The plot will be managed by CHSS staff and volunteers.
CHSS are looking for volunteers to support the delivery of the Growchapel project, work in partnership with the Health Defence team to run and manage the garden along with supporting service users to feel at home working and learning new skills in the wellness garden. 

Take a look at their volunteering opportunities on Volunteer Glasgow by clicking this link.

To find out more, check out the CHSS website:

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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