Engagement & Inclusion E-Bulletin October 2022
Welcome to our E-bulletin for October 2022
The E-bulletin is aimed at organisations who are working with groups and individuals who might benefit from volunteering. We aim to keep you up to date with our latest news and developments. If you have anything you would like us to include, please contact email@example.com.
It may be the spooky season, but there’s nothing scary about our services. Read on to find out more…
Get Ready To Volunteer!
Want to Get Ready to Volunteer? Book into one of our new monthly sessions now!
These sessions are great for anybody who is new to volunteering. Each session lasts approximately 1 hour and will cover the following:
- What is volunteering?
- Where you can volunteer
- Benefits of volunteering
- Things to consider before volunteering
- How to register with Volunteer Glasgow and search for opportunities
There will be time for Q&A’s at the end of the session.
We have sessions available to book right up till the end of 2022 – these sessions will take place at:
Wednesday 2nd November – Skills Development Scotland – Glasgow Careers Centre, Monteith House, 11 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DY. The session will take place on the Ground Floor.
Wednesday 7th December – Skills Development Scotland – Glasgow Careers Centre, Monteith House, 11 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DY. The session will take place on the Ground Floor.
If you would like to find out more about volunteering and to speak to an adviser face-to-face then look no further than our brand new Volunteering Drop-in which takes place between 11am – 1pm every Wednesday (apart from the first Wednesday of each month when we deliver our monthly Get Ready to Volunteer sessions.)
The drop-in takes place at the offices of Skill Development Scotland (SDS) at Monteith House, 11 George Square, Glasgow G2 1DY.
Everyone is welcome and there is no need to book.
Please enter via the main entrance on George Square, next to Greggs. Turn left and somebody from Volunteer Glasgow will greet you!
Referral Agency Networking Sessions
You can now book a place on one of our Quarterly Networking sessions, which are taking place on the following dates:
- Tuesday 22nd November 10.30am-12pm on Teams
- Thursday 24th November 1.30-3pm on Zoom
These sessions may be useful for you and your colleagues if you want to find out more about Volunteer Glasgow services, or would like to share experiences and information about volunteering with your peers from other organisations.
Did you know that the pumpkin-carving tradition originated in Ireland and certain parts of the Scottish Highlands? People in these Gaelic-speaking regions originally carved faces into turnips to ward off evil spirits. When Irish immigrants arrived in America and discovered pumpkins, a new Halloween ritual was born.