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Check out the range of opportunities currently available.
Fairly Beloved Rabbit Care
This opportunity is ongoing, with no end date.
Rabbit Care Assistants provide all aspects of care needed including feeding, grooming, medications and treatments and socialisation. Care Assistants work in small teams of 4, with each team being led by a Care Lead.In addition there will be an ongoing training and support programme ( that will support the Care Assistants to develop their knowledge and understanding of rabbit welfare as they volunteer, with recognition given at regular intervals of their development and hours volunteering. As well as providing a strong background and evidence should the Care Assistant be seeking career or training opportunities within animal welfare, this will prepare them well for future opportunities within and outwith the charity.Our Care Assistant volunteers aged 12 to 18, will be offered full supervision, support and direction from their Care Lead, who will be a verified member of the PVG Scheme (incorporating a Disclosure Scotland check) and will have completed a Child Safeguarding course.
Girlguiding Glasgow are looking for women passionate about helping girls to reach their potential while learning new skills, making friends and giving something back to their community.We are looking for volunteers to help run meetings, events and activities for girls who are members of either the Rainbows (age 5-7), Brownies (age 7-10), Guides (age 10-14) or The Senior Section (age 14-18). You'll have the chance to take part in free training on topics such as first aid, safeguarding and leadership as well as gaining many transferable skills. By supporting Girlguiding Glasgow you will make a real difference to the lives of girls and young women in your area while having great fun.
The Mungo Foundation
We at The Mungo Foundation have various volunteer opportunities available at any given time, from befriending to gardening, admin to cooking and everything in between. Please do get in touch and let us know your interests, your skills and what field you feel you would benefit most from volunteering. You can volunteer as an individual or as a group, for a few days or indeed a regular basis. Please do check out our website: http://www.themungofoundation.org.ukor don't hesitate to contact me direct if you have any queries or questions: 0141 226 161007980 752622Volunteer@themungofoundation.org.uk I look forward to hearing from you! Izzy Volunteer and Fundraising Coordinator
Running a successful Barnardo's store requires a great team of enthusiastic volunteers and you could be a part of it. Our retail assistants are trained to undertake a wide range of activities such as serving customers, taking receipt of stock donations from the public and merchandising stock to make our rails visually appealling and tidy. Volunteering with us will enable you to build upon your communication, team working and customer service skills. If you also have a particular skill or interest, our teams would be delighted to discuss how we could help you utilise your interests in store. Whatever your talents, please do share it with us!We have multiple locations across Glasgow, so please do pop into your local store or send an enquiry to find out about locations.
This opportunity takes place from 04 Jan 2022
Food Train is an award winning Scottish charity that helps support older people to maintain their independence in their own homes. We are looking for volunteers to join our grocery shopping and delivery service either as shoppers, van drivers or delivery assistants.
This opportunity takes place from 30 Sep 2020
We're Glasgow Marrow and we save the lives the people with blood cancer. Working on behalf of national charity Anthony Nolan, we run events to recruit new donors to the stem cell register in the hope they'll one day be a match for someone in need of a lifesaving stem cell transplant. We need dedicated volunteers to help run our events and recruit even more lifesavers to the register.
Refuweegee have received an amazing response from people and have provided over 2000 community-built, personal welcome packs. They aim to extend Glasgow's friendly welcome through welcome packs, events and various volunteer opportunities. They works with multiple organisations around Scotland to distribute welcome packs to schools and community organisations.
If you want to see all the volunteering opportunities offered by Refuwegee check their volunteer calendar .
You can also join the Refuweegee Volunteers Facebook group .
Won Connect CIC
This is an exciting opportunity to join a CIC, utilise interpersonal, learned and commercial skills. We are looking to recruit a business management team member to help develop and implement new ways to improve Won Connect and it’s services. You will be directly helping Won Connect support elderly and vulnerable adults in their communities.
What will I be doing?
-To ensure that all marketing communication materials are created to a high quality and delivered effectively to the identified target audiences.
-To take the lead in developing new and innovative ways to communicate with the business’s beneficiaries, stakeholders and the general public.
-To support events and meetings designed to raise profile and generate funding and income.
-Report on activities, budget and the results and impacts of the campaigns.
Submitting articles to article directories, classifieds and bookmarking using automate tools.
Writing press releases and submitting them to directories and other sites.
Scheduling posts and marketing ads, using our automation tools to publish them on social
What skills/experience do I need?
- Ability to work strategically and use own initiative
- Be a collaborative team member and supportive colleague
- Knowledge of using social media channels in a strategic capacity
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Highly organised.
- Excellent attention to detail.
- Entrepreneurial mindset and hands-on mentality
- Strong numeracy and analytical skills.
- Customer service and communication skills.
This role is ideal for anyone of any age who has experience of marketing and communication and wishes to share their skills for the benefit of the community of Glasgow.
How much time am I expected to give?
We expect you to commit a minimum of 5 hours per week, however this role is fully flexible.
We are based in the Orkney Street Enterprise centre, although during Covid restrictions we are
running remotely and would expect volunteers to continue to help remotely.
MCR Pathways are looking for volunteers, aged 21 and over, to support a young person as their mentor through the Young Scottish Talent programme. MCR supports care-experienced young people and others whose circumstances and background may be holding them back from fulfilling their potential. Mentors meet with their young person for one hour per week, during school time, and they ask that mentors give at least a one year commitment to mentoring, ideally two. MCR works with all 30 secondary schools throughout Glasgow and in other parts of Scotland, so there are loads of young people who could use your help. #BeTheBridge between a young person's talent and possibilities in life!
Mentors meet with their young person for one hour per week, during school time, and, like any relationship, a rapport builds over time. Most importantly, you’re just there to chat, get to know each other and be a consistent person that’s there just for them. MCR prides themselves on getting the perfect matches for their young people, using specific criteria such as interests and career aspirations to match each pair. All you have to do is be there for them each week and the difference this makes to the young person is profound.
Mentoring normally takes place face-to-face but, due to restrictions around COVID-19, we've moved mentoring online in some schools. We hope to reintroduce face-to-face meetings when it's safe to do so, so it’s important to choose schools that are easy for you to travel to.
What skills/ experience do I need?
No qualifications are required, all that they ask is that you're there for your mentee each week and that you care. You will be asked to complete a PVG application which MCR will organise for you.
It is only one hour per week, during school term. They ask that mentors commit to at least one school year, ideally two. If you have holidays booked or any time off, that's no problem. Please just let MCR know in advance.
Where will I be volunteering?
Volunteering is remote for the time being but usually takes place in a secondary school within Glasgow or any of the local authorities the programme runs in. You can find all areas MCR operates on their website mcrpathways.org
As a Youtube Content Creator with us, you'll work with the director and head of the digital marketing team to create engaging content for Won Connect’s users. You'll write and create engaging videos to share on our Youtube channel, our website and social media pages. This could include vlogs, short videos, interviews and other content pieces which drive traffic to our website and raise awareness of Won Connect and the people we are trying to help.
- Creating short, fun and informative videos about Won Connect and relevant learning content
- Using Doodly and Canva to create content, editing the videos and making sure they are fit for purpose
- Liaising with the digital marketing team for scheduling video releases and making sure the content matches what we need it to do such as "How to…"
- Experience using Youtube, video editing, Doodly and other image sources such as Canva
- Creativity - being able to turn a small, bland piece of information into an engaging and helpful video
- Good team working and communication skills
We expect you to commit a minimum of 5 hours per week, with 2-3 of those hours being attendance to a virtual team meeting held every Thursday, however this role is fully flexible.