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Could Volunteering Be Your New Year Resolution?

Happy New Year!

The start of a new year is a great time to try something new – so why not have a go at volunteering? Whether you want to gain new skills, give back to your community or just have some spare time on your hands to do something different, volunteering is a proven way to boost your well-being, improve your health and help yourself as well as helping other people. Not sure where to start? Read on for some tips and plans we have up our sleeve for 2022…

Register on our website

At Volunteer Glasgow, we work with third-sector organisations based all over the city to list hundreds of voluntary roles and opportunities on our website. Register as a volunteer  to find and apply for the perfect opportunity for you.

Come along to a Virtual Drop-In

Do you know you want to start volunteering, but aren’t sure what you want to do yet? Could you do with some support registering and using our website to find your ideal role? Come along to our virtual drop-in , every Wednesday, 11AM – 1PM. One of our Engagement and Inclusion Advisors will be on hand to talk you through the process and have a chat with you about what you’re looking for, to help you find an opportunity that fits with your interests, location and lifestyle.

Get Involved with the Saltire Awards

Are you a young person aged between 12 and 25? Would you like to volunteer, and gain recognition from the Scottish Government while you do it? Saltire is a nationally recognised scheme, celebrating, recognising and rewarding the commitment, contribution and achievements of young volunteers in Scotland. Sign up or sign in if you are a young volunteer looking for recognition. Or sign up or sign in if you are an organisation, school or group supporting young volunteers.

Attend a Boost Your Employability Event 

Volunteering can be a fantastic way to learn new skills and build your CV, particularly if you want to embark on a new career path. The Boost Your Employability Event currently running on the Volunteer Glasgow website will showcase some of programmes currently running across Glasgow that might help to boost your employability. Combined with volunteering, these events provide a unique opportunity to learn new skills, build confidence and to gain valuable practical experience.

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