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Organisation Ebulletin 26th July

Welcome to our Monthly Ebulletin for August keeping you informed with latest news, relevant updates and information sharing. If you have something relevant to Volunteer Managers that you want us to include in the next ebulletin please let us know.

Saltire Summit Award

Do you know an outstanding young volunteer who always exceeds expectations?

Why not celebrate them by nominating them for a Saltire Summit Award, for their outstanding contribution.

Nominations will be considered by our Youth Volunteering Ambassadors during the first week of August, so get them in to us by then! Click on this link for more details

For more information and to nominate a young volunteer, click on the link above or feel free to email

Smarter Volunteer Managers Training September/October Dates open for Booking!

Our popular SVM programme is now taking bookings for Sept/Oct – The course is six morning sessions digitally over zoom and these dates are Sep 23rd, 28th, 30th and Oct 5th, 7th, 12th.

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.

Read more about SVM via this link and sign up!

SLACK ‘Live Chat’ weekly

On our Slack forum for Volunteer Managers we are seeing a growing number of members which is fantastic. We are aiming to foster a space where you can make connections, gain and give support from your peers.

We have now launched a weekly ‘Live Chat’ (it is text based) that we have named ‘AOCB and a cup of tea’. The idea is to have a slot in your busy diary when you can pop in and be part of the conversation.

It would be great to see you there! Click on this link to join in

Advertising Workshop

Join us for our FREE two hour online interactive workshop, you can learn how to improve the effectiveness of your volunteering advertising.

You will learn how to:

  • Create stand out, impressive complete volunteer adverts
  • Think from potential volunteer’s perspective
  • Take a more inclusive approach
  • Meet other Volunteer Managers and get to know the Organisation Support Team

Next available date – 29th July 2021, 10am-12pm * THERE ARE A FEW SPACES LEFT

Click on this link to sign up via Eventbrite

News from across the sector

Awards for Volunteers

As well as our Summit Awards for young people there are other ways to celebrate and thank your volunteers with awards:

The Marsh Awards for Volunteers in Museum Learning is for volunteering done in 2020. The closing date for applications is quickly approaching – 5pm on Friday 30 July 2021.

The award celebrates the contribution of volunteers in museums, galleries and heritage sites all over the United Kingdom. It’s a great way to recognise the achievements and dedication of volunteers, as well as the innovative ways they are engaging with the public. This year, the awards have been extended to include the new ways volunteers may have been engaging with their organisations over COVID. For example, by supporting their local community, keeping people engaged with the organisation over closure and helping with reopening efforts.

There will be twelve regional winners, each of whom will receive a £500 prize. Additionally, an overall national winner will receive a further £2000. The awards will be presented at the British Museum in November.

Volunteers may apply themselves or staff can make a nomination for an individual or small group. Multiple entries from the same organisation are welcome. To apply, please visit the British Museum website here via this link. If you would like more information or any assistance with your nomination, you are welcome to contact at the details below.

Email:,  telephone: 020 7323 8000

Room to Reward is a unique volunteer-recognition charity created to say ‘thank you’ to the Hidden Heroes – inspirational volunteers who give up their time to make a difference to those who need it most.
Our partner hotels donate their unsold rooms, charities and community groups nominate their Hidden Heroes for a break – we make it happen! Read more via this link

Paths for All Volunteer Awards are a great opportunity to acknowledge the fantastic work of your volunteers and say “thank you” for their time, commitment, and enthusiasm, especially as the pandemic continues.

They want to hear how your volunteers are continuing to adapt during the pandemic to make walking, wheeling and sustainable travel accessible for more people.

Winning projects will be presented with £250 for their project, receive a certificate, a personalised award, and a £30 gift voucher. A certificate will be posted out to all nominees acknowledging their contribution towards getting more people active. Click here to read more and nominate. The deadline is the 8th August.

If you know of other organisations or volunteers who may be interested, please feel free to share this message.

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