Volunteer in Glasgow

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From Glasgow to Motherwell to Paisley. Not only is this an area of fine banter, quality fashion and brilliant bars it is also a hotspot of volunteering opportunities.

Charities that you could volunteer with in and near Glasgow include:

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Example opportunities

Citizens Advice Direct - Generalist Telephone Advisor

Join a friendly and enthusiastic team who work with a diverse range of people on a day to day basis. You’ll provide up-to-date information and help support people with a variety of needs and issues, whilst gaining great experience in an IT based office role.  

Leonard Cheshire Disability Scotland - Befriender

Leonard Cheshire Disability supports over 21,000 disabled people in the UK and works in 52 countries. They campaign for change and provide innovative services that give disabled people the opportunity to live their life, their way. This role is designed to enable users of the service to access all the other fun stuff within the community, as often as they wish! Though the role is Befriending, the day to day activity and environment is different depending on each match. Each volunteering match is found on a 1 to 1 basis- the Volunteer Coordinator considers location; personality match for user of service and volunteer; support need; mandatory training if there is any, and the extent of supervision and support available to the volunteer.

The Conservation Volunteers – Conservation Volunteer

As a volunteer with TCV you will take part in a variety of conservation projects. You will help maintain footpaths in local woodlands, create wildlife gardens, construct decking areas, control invasive species, help with tree planting and much more. Informal training is given throughout the opportunity as each new project begins. You will be working alongside other volunteers in a close-knit team in a friendly atmosphere. If you have a passion for the outdoors and the environment this is the role for you.  

Glasgow Life - Macmillan Communications Assistant

Macmillan Cancer Support and Glasgow Libraries are working in partnership to set up cancer information and support services in 33 libraries and 2 leisure centres across the city of Glasgow. Together, they will provide clear, relevant information and a listening ear to people affected by cancer across the city. Regardless of post code, people in Glasgow can access free, confidential cancer support within a few miles of their home. These cancer services are led by volunteers, without whom, the services would not exist. The supervisor will work with you to develop your skills throughout your time with Glasgow Life. You will be given the  opportunity to attend relevant training courses and will be provided with advice and support on gaining paid employment. 


Case Studies

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Meet Emily, Volunteer in Stirling

“Volunteering filled the gaps in my CV” When Emily moved to Scotland in 2013 she decided to take the first…
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Meet Becky, Volunteer in Glasgow

“Volunteering gave me the confidence to get back into work” Becky Hogg was no stranger to volunteering, having helped with…

Meet David, Volunteer in Glasgow

David McLuckie (21) had been unemployed for quite some time. Then he volunteered with ProjectScotland at Playbusters.