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Your clients/members/service users volunteering

If your organisation is working with a number of people that would benefit from volunteering, then we can help in a variety of ways. We have significant experience of working in partnership with organisations such as yours to ensure that a range of groups that often face barriers to volunteering can access the available supports to get the most out of it – for their own benefit and for the people and communities they may help.  Contact us for:

  • An initial meeting to establish how best we can work with you and to scope out how!
  • Use our subscription options to be notified, for example, of the latest opportunities and partner news.
  • If you promote volunteering to your clients on your own website – perhaps you’re an employer, university, college or employability agency – why not use our RSS feeds to publish the latest, most urgently required, and/or event volunteering opportunities? And/or the latest news for volunteers?
  • Presentations, briefings, workshops on volunteering – for your staff, clients/customers/service users – subject to availability!
  • If your service users/clients are interested in volunteering but need support with reading/writing/numbers, please contact our ALN advisors and they’ll discuss how they can help your clients into volunteering and with free ALN support.
  • Group goal-setting, confidence-building, Taster Programmes – where – if resources are available – we can design programmes that give your clients the chance to try out a variety of types of volunteering.  These are particularly helpful for people that have little confidence in what they can contribute, have little idea of the range of opportunities available or lack the confidence to get into new situations. There are programmes running this year until March 2015 for residents of South East Glasgow, but give us a call if your clients stay outwith this area.

Latest Opportunities and news for volunteers

  • Young volunteers of lockdown Have you worked with any amazing young volunteers (age 12-25) during Covid-19 lockdown?  Why not show them your appreciation and nominate them for a Saltire Summit Award.  Volunteer Glasgow’s Youth Volunteering Ambassadors have decided to hold a special Summit Panel meeting next month to celebrate the fantastic volunteering by young people during lockdown. The Summit Award ...
  • New opportunities with Meals Collective! 🥦🥕🥑 Meals Collective are looking for volunteers to support their community food initiative! They have three exciting new roles on offer, so there are plenty of ways to get involved! Meals Collective is a non-profit organisation providing healthy comfort food and food parcels to those that need extra support during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond. They have ...
  • Impact of Council funding decisions Like many other third sector organisations in the city, we are expecting delayed decisions very soon from the Council on grant funding for services from 1st October onwards. Although our Befriending & Mentoring Services will be unaffected, if you use (or have an interest in) our Volunteering Services, we’ve provided an update for you on the ...
  • Want to find out more about volunteering? Our Engagement & Inclusion Team is now offering a volunteering information and advice service via a new appointment system.
  • The Importance of Volunteering …for Covid-19, recovery and beyond Paul, Kirsty, Suzanne and David reflect on some of the key issues we all need to consider if we want to build on the incredibly positive volunteering responses to the pandemic, to manage an effective recovery and achieve a fairer, wellbeing economy. Thank you! As we celebrate national Volunteers Week, we hope you ...
  • 60 Pairs of Willing Hands – Covid 19 Assistance St Andrew’s First Aid would like to offer assistance with any efforts to support individuals in their local communities throughout Glasgow during the Covid-19 outbreak. They are  a volunteer-led organisation, with groups who meet throughout the city. The organisation has 60 volunteers who are willing to undertake roles wherever they are needed.  The volunteers aren’t looking to ...
  • Saltire Awards for Covid-19 youth volunteering 💖 🙌 Great news!  We want to ensure that we recognise and support the great efforts of young people helping in their communities, many of whom won’t have volunteered before, and as such Saltire Awards have relaxed the rules on informal volunteering during the Covid-19 crisis.  Young people (aged 12-25) can claim awards up to 100 hours’ Saltire ...

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